The numbers point to one conclusion: Risk is back, or at least it was during the first half of the year

Plus, Solana’s latest advertising attempt
“OpenFi” aims to unbundle to take the “account” out of bank account
And a look into the newest name on the Trump ticket: Sen. JD Vance

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Plus, Imran Khan’s intriguing experiment on the speeds of crypto onramps


Aerodrome is a "MetaDEX" that combines elements of various DEX primitives such as Uniswap V2 and V3, Curve, Convex, and Votium. Since its launch on Base, it has become the largest protocol by TVL with more than $495M in value locked, doubling Uniswap's Base deployment.


Investors add to crypto positions after “turnaround in sentiment due to lower-than-expected CPI,” CoinShares research head says


Plus, Ethereum is in the midst of a vibecession


Also, former Valkyrie CEO lands new leadership role at Canadian investment firm Cypherpunk Holdings


This week’s biggest funding round saw Jump Trading, JPMorgan contribute to the round


Plus, a layer-1 for intellectual property is launching and Farcaster users peaked


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Development, entrepreneurship and creation around Bitcoin, the Lightning Network and other freedom tech is exploding. This show digs into the Bitcoin ecosystem through the lens of the Cambrian explosion of creativity around it. This podcast is part of Blockworks.


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We release two episodes per week: guest interviews on Tuesday and a weekly roundup on Friday.


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We’ll bring on the leading voices from the modular ecosystem to discuss blockchain design, specialization, applications, and the possibilities that cheap, secure blockspace unlocks.

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The laws of macro investing are being re-written, and investors who fail to adapt to the rapidly changing monetary environment will struggle to keep pace. Jack Farley interviews the brightest minds in finance about which asset classes they think will thrive in the financial future that they envision.


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The worlds of macro finance and crypto are continuing to draw closer together. On the Margin will host some of the greatest minds in the world of asset management, markets, and discuss how ideas that were once on the margin are now becoming mainstream.

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Aerodrome: The Liquidity Hub of Base

Blockworks Research

Aerodrome is a "MetaDEX" that combines elements of various DEX primitives such as Uniswap V2 and V3, Curve, Convex, and Votium. Since its launch on Base, it has become the largest protocol by TVL with more than $495M in value locked, doubling Uniswap's Base deployment.
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Polygon Protocol Governance Call (PPGC) #22

Blockworks Research

The Polygon Protocol Governance Call #22 addressed a few critical network upgrades and changes, of which some have been discussed extensively in prior meetings. For the Bor client v1.3.4, the minimum gas price is being reduced from 30 to 25 gwei to prevent filtering out legitimate transactions, with plans to eventually remove the floor entirely. Heimdall v2 upgrades involve replacing the outdated Tendermint with CometBFT and upgrading the Cosmos SDK from v0.37 to v0.50, bringing new features and improved architecture. This non-backward-compatible upgrade will require a new Heimdall chain and an estimated 6 hours of network downtime. Polygon 2.0 changes include transitioning from MATIC to POL as the native token and for staking, affecting both the PoS chain and Ethereum bridge operations. The stake migration and token upgrade are expected to convert about 65% of the MATIC supply to POL. Protocol Council changes involve updating the emission manager to reduce validator rewards emission from 1.52% to 1.5% and changing the treasury address to a community treasury board multi-sig. Implementation timelines are not set in stone, with most major changes targeted for August, including testnet deployment after ETH CC in late July and mainnet implementation around August 15th.
Build on Bitcoin: BTC Meets the EVM

Blockworks Research

Build on Bitcoin (BOB) marries Bitcoin security with the OP stack to create an EVM environment for Bitcoin applications.
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Ethena: Building the Crypto-Native Synthetic Dollar

Blockworks Research

Stablecoins have proven their product-market fit by effectively enabling DeFi as a financial system. Ethena is highly relevant as it strives to disconnect traditional financial systems from DeFi and offer a capital efficient crypto-native synthetic dollar. USDe has reached a $3.5B TVL in only three months and is now the fourth largest "stablecoin" by market cap.
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