DeFi Digest: Main Stories This Week


We continue our weekly tradition of publishing main stories in the DeFi market! DeFi is showing a bit of renewed strength lately, with the total value locked (TVL) in the ecosystem having risen from $52.94B to $55.73B since last week. That makes this the second week of steady growth in a row now for DeFi after its TVL slump to ~$49B toward the end of June!

And it is Monday today, so we want to share last DeFi stories with you:

  • Introducing SMART Exposure

Risk tokenization protocol BarnBridge unveils SMART Exposure, a dapp for automatically managing ERC20-to-ERC20 positions.

  • Introducing Notional V2

Fixed-rate lending and borrowing protocol Notion presents the protocol’s V2 system, which among other things introduces longer-dated maturities.

  • Balancer Launches Stable Pools

The Balancer AMM project rolls out new stable pools for “assets that trade at a similar price,” starting with the staBAL3-BTC (WBTC/renBTC/sBTC) and staBAL3-USD (DAI/USDC/USDT) pools.

  • Propose Block for London Mainnet Activation

Ethereum Core developers propose block 12,965,000, or ~Aug. 4th, to serve as the launch point for Ethereum’s London upgrade. This upgrade will activate EIP-1559, which will improve the UX of Ethereum’s fee market.

  • Announcing liquidation notifications by EPNS for Alpha Homora users

The Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS) now supports liquidation-risk notifications for Alpha Homora V2 protocol users.

  • Optimism Gas Update & WETH Distribution

Synthetix notifies its Optimism users that fees will no longer be subsidized on the L2 as of this week and that 30 WETH will be distributed to help eligible users bootstrap mint, burn, and claim transactions.

The DeFi market continues growing and we will continue watching it for you! We believe in keeping track of the market and staying up to date with trends.

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