Regulatory action against Mango Markets exploiter is a win for DeFi — Moody’s

Recent charges brought against Mango Markets exploiter Avraham Eisenberg will have a positive impact on the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, according to credit rating firm Moody’s.  In a Jan. 31 note from Moody’s Investor Service, AVP of decentralized finance Cristiano Ventricelli stated that enforcement actions brought by the two leading U.S. market regulators in January mean that DeFi is moving towards a “safer and more welcoming environment.” “The fact that both the SEC and CFTC took action against market manipulation by an alleged rogue trader is a credit positive for…

Arbitrum-Based Vest Exchange Emerges, Aims to Democratize Perpetual Futures  – Defi Bitcoin News

A new decentralized exchange (dex) on Arbitrum, called Vest Exchange, was announced this past weekend, and the team that created the project said the platform aims to focus on democratizing perpetual futures. The team behind Vest further detailed that the new Arbitrum dex is backed by firms such as Jane Street, QCP Capital, and Big Brain Holdings. Vest Aims to Revolutionize Defi Perpetuals With Cutting-Edge Risk-Engine and Backing From Prominent Investment Firms The creators of a new dex platform built on the Arbitrum layer two blockchain announced on Jan. 28,…

TradFi and DeFi come together at Davos 2023: Finance Redefined

Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week. Traditional finance, or TradFi, continues to explore the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, with the World Economic Forum holding more workshops and sessions for the sector in 2023. Layer-1 blockchain protocol, Injective, has launched a $150 million ecosystem fund to support developers building on the Cosmos network. The Mango Markets saga took another turn this past week, as the company filed a lawsuit…

Solana DeFi project Friktion shuts down its user platform

Solana decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Friktion is shutting down its user interface and urging customers to withdraw their assets from the protocol, according to a statement on Jan. 26.  The project’s website will no longer deliver the same services, operating in withdrawal-only mode for all Volts and making deposits unavailable. Friktion’s Volts are structured products for DeFi investments that allow investors to earn a share of the revenue of investment pools, according to the company’s page. Friktion has made the difficult decision to sunset its user platform, a process beginning…