Ethereum-Based Nexus Mutual Expands Its Decentralized ‘Insurance’ to Centralized Exchanges

Nexus Mutual, a startup that provides a decentralized alternative to insurance, is extending its community-based offering to cover users of well-established cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase, Binance, Kraken and Gemini. Until now Nexus, which uses digital tokens to revamp the traditional idea of mutual cover, was only focused on the world of decentralized exchange (DEXs), […]

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Kraken Users Are Staking More Than $1B in Crypto

More than $1 billion worth of cryptocurrencies have been staked through Kraken’s staking service, the crypto exchange announced on Tuesday. A third of that amount is in ether, roughly more than 300,000 ETH, according to a spokesperson from the San Francisco-based crypto exchange. Other popular cryptocurrencies on Kraken’s staking services include tezos (XTZ) and polkadot […]

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Kraken CEO Jesse Powell Issues Tough Critique of ‘Reckless’ DeFi Launches

Jesse Powell, chief executive of the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, has lashed out at the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector in the aftermath of Monday’s $24 million arbitrage exploit of Harvest Finance. In a tweet on Tuesday, Powell said he would “not accept” DeFi projects’ attempts at “externalizing the cost” of “hasty reckless” rollouts. “Stop f**king […]

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