Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week.
Uniswap, one of the leading decentralized exchange platforms, is integrating debit and credit card support for its users. It will allow Uniswap users to buy cryptocurrency directly with their cards.
An ex-employee caused Ankr protocol’s recent $5 million hack. The DeFi protocol alerted relevant authorities and is seeking to prosecute the attacker while shoring up its security practices.
A Web3 developer has claimed that many crypto ecosystem projects would rather get hacked than pay bounties. After reporting and helping patch a smart contract vulnerability, the developer claims that the projects he helped started to ignore him. However, despite a tumultuous year, DeFi, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain games drove decentralized application (DApp) usage across the industry, according to DappRadar’s 2022 report.
The top 100 DeFi tokens had a bearish week, with nearly all of the tokens trading in red on the weekly charts.
Uniswap to allow users to buy cryptocurrency using debit and credit cards
Decentralized exchange Uniswap has partnered with fintech company Moonpay to allow users to buy cryptocurrency on its web app using debit cards, credit cards, and bank transfers. The bank transfer option is being rolled out for users within most United States states, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the Single Euro Payments Area, also known as SEPA.
In the announcement made on Dec. 20, Uniswap shared that its users will now be able to convert fiat to cryptocurrency on the Ethereum mainnet, Polygon, Optimism and Artibrum in a matter of minutes.
Projects would rather get hacked than pay bounties, Web3 developer claims
As hacks and exploits continue to be rampant within the crypto industry, finding vulnerabilities to prevent potential losses is of utmost importance. However, a Web3 developer highlighted that doing so is not…