Is Uniswap’s UNI The Crypto Version of a Stimulus Check at $3 Per Token?

Overnight, crypto Twitter exploded in chatter about what is essentially free money. Liquidity swap platform Uniswap that’s recently enjoyed enormous growth rewarded early users with a distribution share of UNI tokens. The price per token quickly rose, essentially turning the UNI distro into the crypto industry version of the stimulus check. How Uniswap Is Stealing Back The Momentum After SushiSwap Fallout The DeFi trend has taken some strange twists and turns. What started as a very serious movement to build the future of alternative finance, turned into a buffet of…

OKEx goes all in on Uniswap’s new token amid soaring DeFi fees

Crypto exchange OKEx added Uniswap’s new UNI token to the array of assets offered on its platform, in addition to trading products around the asset. detailed“Not only has OKEx added support for spot trading of UNI, but it is also providing its users with the most comprehensive range of trading products for this hot DeFi token, including margin, swap trading, coin-margined perpetual swap and Savings, making OKEx the first exchange to offer UNI derivatives,” OKEx detailed in a statement Thursday.  Uniswap, a decentralized exchange, launched its own Ethereum-based token, UNI, on Wednesday, dispersing the asset…

Blockchain Bites: Uniswap’s Token, Kraken’s Bank, Bitcoin’s Newbies

Uniswap issued a governance token, Kraken is the world’s first crypto bank and there are more “newbie” bitcoin investors than any time in the past two years. Top shelf Crypto’s bankKraken Financial, a newly formed division of the popular crypto exchange, has become the first firm to receive a special type of charter making it a bank. On Wednesday, the Wyoming Banking Board approved the exchange’s application for a special purpose depository institution (SPDI) charter – making it a licensed bank in the state, replete with access to federal payments infrastructure and…

SUSHI Faces Massive Sell-off Following Uniswap’s Token Launch

SUSHI was among the worst-performing cryptocurrencies on Thursday as the decentralized finance token faced a severe competitive threat from a rival. Uniswap, a decentralized trading platform that inspired the launch of SUSHI’s parent project, Sushiswap, launched its governance token, UNI, Wednesday night. Against the expected supply of 1 billion, Uniswap dispatched 150 million UNI tokens for users that have used or supported its exchange. At the time of distribution, an average UniSwap was receiving $1,344 worth of UNI tokens. About 13,000 people claimed 400 UNI each, leading many observers to…

13,000 DeFi users have already claimed Uniswap’s new UNI token

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Uniswap’s governance protocol token UNI went live on Ethereum earlier today. The community showed immediate support for the new token with Uniswap’s Twitter announcement garnering over 1.2 thousand likes in the first 90 minutes. 150 million UNI, or 15% of the token’s supply, is now available to be claimed by anyone who has used the platform. Synthetix founder Kain Warwick called the move a “galaxy brain move,” adding that this will be “the best token distribution we have ever seen.” With the news going viral, 13,000…

Binance immediately lists Uniswap’s new token as excitement mounts

Unfazed by the controversy over its Sushiswap listing, Binance announced support for Uniswap’s new UNI token around 90 minutes after the DeFi platform’s governance token went live on Ethereum. Over the next four years, one billion UNI tokens will be distributed, with 15% being immediately available for historic users of the platform to claim today. In total, 60% will go to community members, while the remaining 40% going to team members, investors, and advisors with a vesting period of up to 4 years. After four years, the token will settle…

Yearn Finance shuns governance token with new stablecoin lending protocol

Popular decentralized finance platform Yearn Finance has announced a new lending protocol dubbed StableCredit. StableCredit combines tokenized debt stablecoins, lending and single-sided automated market makers to offer what it describes as “a completely decentralized lending protocol” reminiscent of MakerDAO (MKR). Introducing StableCredit, a new protocol for decentralized lending, stablecoins, and AMMs. https://t.co/Cuoo2OMi5H — yearn.finance (@iearnfinance) September 10, 2020 Users can deposit USD Coin (USDC) to mint StableCredit USD at a ratio of up to 75%, which can then be then exchanged for other crypto assets. To release the locked USDC,…

Smart Contract Blockchain Cypherium Launches Token Sale

Cypherium, one of the most eagerly anticipated blockchain projects that’s yet to launch, is about to open for crowd sale registration. Set to go live on September 9, the registration portal will enable participants to make a claim for Cypherium Token (CPH). CPH is designed to serve as gas for executing smart contracts and transacting on-chain. The chain in question, CypherBFT, uses the same consensus algorithm as LibraBFT and is thus fast and highly scalable. At 20:00 UTC on September 9, registration for the Cypherium crowd sale will commence. The sale…

Binance crypto exchange delists its own token on Uganda platform

The world’s largest exchange, Binance, is delisting its own token for trading against the Uganda shilling (UGX). According to a Sept. 9 announcement, the Binance Uganda platform decided to delist and cease trading on all trading pairs for Binance’s native token, Binance Coin (BNB). The BNB/UGX trading pair will be officially removed from Binance on Sept. 17, while BNB deposits will be terminated on Sept. 10, the exchange said. BNB withdrawals will be still available on Binance Uganda till Nov. 6, Binance noted. Binance provided little information about the reasons…

NFT market’s RARI token sees 100% gain after CoinFund investment

New York-based crypto investment firm CoinFund has made an undisclosed investment into the digital art-focused non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, Rarible. According to a September 8 announcement from Rarible, funds from the pre-seed round will be used to develop a “community-governed” NFT marketplace. The Rarible platform launched earlier this year and began issuing its RARI governance token this week — with RARI doubling in price since trade commenced on Uniswap 24 hours ago. Rarible predicts that the NFT sector will see a 50% growth in capitalization to tag a $315 million…