• Full MakerDAO decentralization
    Ethereum,  People,  Technology

    Full MakerDAO decentralization moves closer

    The Maker Foundation took a big step toward relinquishing authority over the DeFi lending platform by turning full control of the MKR governance token over to holders

    The Maker Foundation's decentralization announcement came hot on the heels of a post-Black Thursday debt crisis that threatened to force an emergency shutdown of the MakerDAO decentralized lending platform. That was resolved a day earlier by a reverse auction following a series of votes by MKR token holders.

  • Buterin wants bitcoin-ether DEX
    People,  Technology

    Vitalik Buterin: Lack of bitcoin-ether bridge ‘embarrassing’

    In a candid tweet, the Ethereum co-founder said it was ‘embarrassing that we still can’t easily move between the two largest crypto ecosystems trustlessly’

    Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has called for a decentralized exchange to be built that enables swaps between bitcoin and ether. At present, those who want to convert their BTC into ETH, or vice versa, have little choice but to rely on centralized crypto exchanges, which often charge fees.

  • Huobi Global has launched an institutional brokerage (via Huobi).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Huobi Brokerage launches, targets institutional clients

    Huobi Group’s new digital asset brokerage platform also targets high net worth individuals

    Ciara Sun, Vice President of Global Business at Huobi Group, said 2020 is the beginning of the “next phase of crypto. 2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand.”