DeFi Arts Intelligencer - Feb. 22nd, 2020

Welcome to the 6th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer, your weekly source for key happenings around blockchain art, collectibles, and games. Subscribe here.


For this dispatch:

🎨 Digital Art & Collectibles

πŸ•ΉοΈ Blockchain Games

♦️♦️ DeFi News

  • MakerDAO, the reigning DeFi champs, saw its community approve a 24-hour delay on governance actions. The move will help protect against bad actors interested in conducting a rapid blitz against the Maker protocol.

  • KNC, the native crypto of the Kyber Network token liquidity aggregator project, arrives on Coinbase Pro on Feb. 24th. That suggests a listing could be nigh.

  • Debit card deposits on the mainstream-minded DeFi platform Dharma are now fee-less. That means average users can now easily deposit money into the Dai Savings Rate (DSR) in minutes at no cost.

  • The Synthetix project added ETH as collateral.

  • What might a DeFi financial crisis look like? DeFi Pulse has offered an excellent summary of an Imperial College London paper exploring the subject.

  • A tokenized advertising deal has occurred: the project paid 100 Dai to run a promotion for the pool on

πŸ“°Fresh Reads

πŸ–ŒοΈExtra, Extra

Thanks for reading, and stay creative on- and off-chain!

Keep an πŸ‘οΈ out for the 7th issue of the DeFi Arts Intelligencer this time next week, too. Cheers ✌️


About DeFi Arts Intelligencer

The DeFi Arts Intelligencer is curated by me, William M. Peaster, a professional writer and editor who’s been tracking the Ethereum and Dai beats in recent years.

I’m passionate about art and a DeFi optimist, so putting together this newsletter is both fun and informative for me. I hope others may find the content helpful, too. But be mindful, the information herein should not be construed as investment advice. I’m not a financial adviser, and these are my opinions. Always take care to seriously consider the various layers of risk you face in participating in the still-maturing cryptoeconomy.

If you have a DeFi tip or lead, questions or comments, or would be interested in commissioning me for a writing gig, you can ping me at or on Telegram at @wmpeaster.

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