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Four RWA lending protocols rank among top 10 lending apps with largest collected interest  Zeynep Geylan · 1 hour ago · 2 min read

TrueFi, Maple Finance, Goldfinch, and Centrifuge collected the third, fourth, seventh, and tenth largest sum in interest, respectively.

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Updated: January 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm

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Four Real-World Asset (RWA) lending protocols ranked among the top ten Defi lending protocols that collect the largest sum of 180-day cumulative interest fees paid by users, according to crypto influencer Defilgnas’ recent analysis.

TrueFi (TRU), Maple Finance, Goldfinch (GFI), and Centrifuge (CFG) are ranked third, fourth, seventh, and tenth, respectively, according to @Defilgnas.

Top 10 Defi lending protocols by cumulative daily fees

As of Jan. 24, TrueFi owns the third-largest incremental interest fees collected in the past 180 days with $12.1 million. Maple Finance follows TrueFi as a close fourth with $11.7 million. Goldfinch and Centrifuge also make it into the top ten with $5.6 million and $3.2 million, respectively.

In addition, MakerDAO, which ranks sixth on the list with $6.6 million, is also generating 57% of its total revenue from RWAs.

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Active loans worth $326M

The cumulative value of the active loans of these four RWA protocols also adds up to $326 million, according to data.

Active loans value by Protocol

The chart includes Clearpool, Ribbon Lend, and Credit, in addition to TrueFi, Maple Finance, Goldfinch, and Centrifuge. Altogether, the total value of active loans given by these nine protocols sits at $361 million.

TrueFi, Maple Finance, Goldfinch, and Centrifuge account for 90.3% of this sum, with a collective amount of $326 million.

Maple Finance contributes the most considerable bulk to this with $127 million worth of active loans. Goldfinch, Centrifuge, and TrueFi also add $103 million, $77 million, and $19 million, respectively.

The chart above doesn’t include Maker Dao’s active RWA loans, which stand at around $620 million.

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Arbitrum-Based Vest Exchange Emerges, Aims To Democratize Perpetual Futures 

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A new decentralized exchange (dex) on Arbitrum, called Vest Exchange, was announced this past weekend, and the team that created the project said the platform aims to focus on democratizing perpetual futures. The team behind Vest further detailed that the new Arbitrum dex is backed by firms such as Jane Street, QCP Capital, and Big Brain Holdings.

Vest Aims to Revolutionize Defi Perpetuals With Cutting-Edge Risk-Engine and Backing From Prominent Investment Firms

The creators of a new dex platform built on the Arbitrum layer two blockchain announced on Jan. 28, 2023, that the project has emerged from stealth mode. The project, called Vest Exchange, closed a seed round with investments from firms including Jane Street, QCP Capital, Big Brain Holdings, Pear VC, Cogitent, Moonshot Research, Fugazi Labs, Ascendex, Builder Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, and Robert Chen (Ottersec). Vest Exchange also provided a summary of the project in a blog post published on the same day.

Vest believes the decentralized finance ecosystem depends on decentralized exchange platforms for its strength. However, the team at Vest believes that current prominent exchanges have limitations, including “high barriers for market listing, lack of risk management, and unclear risk and return for liquidity providers.”

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Vest explained that the dex solves these three issues by leveraging a special risk-engine. Further, research and modern techniques are utilized to “unlock new illiquid markets faster than any other centralized or decentralized exchange.” Vest’s blog post adds:

We hope that Vest will elevate the standard of perpetual futures trading by democratizing access to unique trading opportunities in all markets.

Arbitrum is a layer two project and the fourth-largest blockchain in decentralized finance, with $1.25 billion in total value locked. The largest protocol on the Arbitrum network, in terms of total value locked, is GMX, a decentralized derivatives exchange that connects to the Avalanche blockchain network. The blog post for Vest’s launch notes that a Discord and Testnet will be launched soon. Vest has also established a research forum, research.vest.xyz, for general research into decentralized finance.

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What are your thoughts on Vest Exchange’s mission to democratize perpetual futures trading and shake up the decentralized finance landscape? Let us know in the comments below.

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Cream Finance exploiter moves $3.3M ETH in January

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Cream Finance exploiter moves $3.3M ETH in January Oluwapelumi Adejumo · 50 mins ago · 1 min read

The Cream Finance exploiter transferred 365.7 ETH — worth $600,000 — to an unknown centralized crypto exchange TradeOgre, Peckshield tweeted.

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Updated: January 30, 2023 at 8:01 am

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Blockchain analytical firm Peckshield tweeted that the Cream Finance (CREAM) exploiter transferred 365.7 ETH — worth $600,000 — to an unknown centralized crypto exchange TradeOgre on Jan. 30.

The exploiter had transferred 2,070 Ethereum — roughly $3.3 million — to the same platform since Jan. 9, according to Etherscan data.

The exploiter was moving funds from a $119 million exploit in October 2021, according to another blockchain security firm, Certik. At the time, the attacker used multiple flash loans to raise the price of yUSD and borrowed more assets than the attacker collateralized on the decentralized finance application.

TradeOgre exchange

TradeOgre is a small crypto exchange with minimal know-your-customer policy and anti-money laundering compliance.

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The exchange’s website shows that it focuses on privacy coins and there are no signs of an email address or a phone number for customer support. It’s Twitter account also appears deserted — last updated Nov. 28, 2022.

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Assessing the effect of Optimism’s ‘NFT Quests’ on OP holders

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Assessing the effect of Optimism’s ‘NFT Quests’ on OP holders

  • Optimism NFT quests drive growth, usage, and volume.
  • Despite the growth, Optimism lags behind in TVL when compared to Arbitrum.

Optimism, a DeFi protocol, saw a significant increase in activity due to its NFT quest projects. The projects have resulted in impressive growth for all participants, with an average growth rate of 32%.

The success of these NFT quests contributed to the overall growth of the Optimism protocol, which increased by 56% in value.


Realistic or not, here’s OP’s market cap in BTC’s terms


Optimism Quests is an initiative that takes users through various apps on the platform, teaching them how to make use of these apps in exchange for commemorative NFTs.

Source: Dune Analytics

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Optimism gets tough competition

Despite this growth, Optimism still lagged behind in terms of TVL  compared to Arbitrum, another decentralized finance protocol. The reason for this may be due to the fact that users are saving more ETH while using Arbitrum, as reported by Dune Analytics.

However, there was an uptick in Optimism’s TVL, and it may eventually overtake Arbitrum in the future. According to data from DefiLlama, the TVL of Optimism grew from $516 million to $705.29 million, representing a growth rate of 36%.

Source: Dune Analytics

While the price of the OP token continued to soar, there was a decline in daily activity.


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Notably, over the last month, the number of daily active addresses holding OP fell from 11,246 to 6,802.

Additionally, the development activity on Optimism also declined over the last week, suggesting that contributions from developers had fallen. This decline in development activity raised concerns about upcoming upgrades and updates on the platform.

Source: Santiment

Despite these challenges, Optimism has made several strategic partnerships that provide reasons for hope from OP token. In the last week, Optimism partnered with Sherlock DeFi and ArkhamIntel, two leading decentralized finance protocols.

These partnerships have the potential to increase the reach and usage of the Optimism protocol, driving more growth in the future.

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The price of the OP token as of the time of writing was $2.25 and it had decreased by 3.21% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap

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