• First DeFi merger
    Alt coins

    First DeFi merger? Yearn.Finance and Pickle Finance join forces

    The two DeFi protocols aim to ‘reduce duplicate work, increase specialization, and to leverage shared expertise.’ Of course, there was that $20 million Pickle hack

    As part of the integration, deposits made into Yearn’s v2 Vaults and Pickle’s Jars will merge, meaning that users making deposits will earn rewards from both the protocols. The merger will become effective when the second version of the Yearn.Finance protocol—which is currently under development—comes online.

  • Ethereum,  Technology

    ETH 2.0 to launch on Dec. 1 as deposit contract milestone reached

    The Phase 0 beacon chain of the ambitious upgrade will make its long-delayed debut next week. But it’s going to be a challenging couple of years for Ethereum developers

    A minimum of 524,288 ETH (worth $316 million at the time of writing) needed to be staked, locking it up into the contract for the ETH 2.0 upgrade to commence.

  • The Giving Block crypto donation
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Make Bitcoin Tuesday a time for giving

    Crypto donation firm The Giving Block is launching a new donations campaign on Dec. 1

    The Dec. 1 fundraising campaign aims to “recreate the magic” of the 2017 Pineapple Fund, and is greatly aided by the fact that the number of charities and nonprofits accepting donations directly in BTC has jumped 10 time since 2019, from 12 to more than 120. That includes some big-name charities, including Save the Children, No Kid Hungry and The American Cancer Society.

  • markets report bitcoin price altcoins
    Bitcoin,  Markets Report

    Markets Report: Bitcoin Tops $19,000 as Altcoins Return to Traders’ Radar

    Major gains for Stellar and XRP buoy and resurging crypto market as Bitcoin comes within 3% of all-time highs

    Data from price trackers including Bitcointicker and TradingView showed BTC/USD ascending through the $18,000 range to add $500 in an hour during Tuesday trading. The move is significant, marking Bitcoin’s highest price since December 18, 2017 — the height of its record-breaking bull run to $20,000. It follows a day of mixed performance, with $18,000 holding as support.

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