Vast Majority of DApps for Finance Built on Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum devs constitute the vast majority of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) application (DApp) creators, according to a report by Binance Research on June 6.Number of DApps per blockchain, courtesy of Binance ResearchAccording to the report, DeFi can be thought of as the following:“An ecosystem comprised of applications built on decentralized networks, permissionless blockchains, and peer-to-peer protocols…

DeFi and Credit on the Blockchain: Why Loans Are Better When They’re Decentralized

In the feverish quest to decentralize anything even remotely open to decentralization, one of the most promising areas is finance and the financial industry. This shouldn’t be too surprising, given bitcoin and the origins of blockchain technology, but at a time when even babies are being put “on the blockchain,” the emergence of decentralized finance…

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has proposed that fintech firms, including those focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, are best regulated under existing financial regulations. In a research report published Oct. 18, the HKEX’s Chief China Economist’s Office and Innovation Lab looked primarily at the potential of blockchain and AI within areas of finance, providing an…

Hodler’s Digest, August 26–September 2: Both Eminem and Yahoo Finance Embrace Bitcoin in Wins for Crypto Adoption

Top Stories This WeekYahoo Finance Integrates Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin on iOS AppYahoo Finance has integrated BTC, ETH, and LTC on its iOS app this week, with a version briefly appearing and disappearing on its desktop version despite Yahoo noting that the desktop, mobile web, and Android version won’t be available for several weeks. A…