Vesper Finance is a DeFi platform built around algorithmic lending strategies, or what some people call smart yield accounts. Users pool capital together into “grow pools’’ that get deployed into a unified strategy. The interest that gets generated by those strategies is then used to purchase more of a given pool’s deposit token (e.g. USDC), which creates returns for users.

At the time of writing, Vesper offers three incentivized pool options — USDC, WETH, and WBTC. They also have a DAI pool and a pool for their own VSP token, which earns yield through buybacks based on the revenue generated…

By: Ben Roy & Claire Silver

Key Points:

  • We are building a hybrid digital art gallery & artist accelerator program in a virtual world called CryptoVoxels
  • The goal of the program is to highlight emerging artists by giving their work exposure
  • Our gallery in the Gangnam district will exhibit 3–5 artists monthly, selected via an application process
  • All pieces on display will be for sale through OpenSea
  • Our compensation model involves collecting a single piece of art from each artist who participates in our gallery, then aggregating these works into the “Accelerate Vault,” which will grow into an asset over…

CrescoFin is a regulated Swiss banking alternative. They offer their customers an insured, interest-bearing product in fiat (with crypto to come) that has better rates than customers could find at traditional financial institutions.

$CRES — CrescoFin’s native token — is matched 1:1 with shares in their company, and these tokens have full voting and dividend rights protected by Swiss law. The wrapped version, $wCRES, can be freely exchanged by anyone, just like a share certificate traded on an exchange.

In order to incentivize liquidity of $wCRES, the CrescoFin team is launching a Geyser today, March 8th, which will reward liquidity…

There are so many ways to describe Ethereum. It’s a blockchain. It’s the ground zero for NFTs. It’s a globally distributed computational network and a smart contract platform. It’s the internet of value, an always-on financial system, a massive multiplayer online money game, and on and on.

No matter how you look at it — and no matter what drew you to Ethereum in the first place — the platform has been home to some objectively incredible innovation in its short five-year existence. …

CryptoPunk 2890

As the non-fungible token (NFT) universe grows — both on Ethereum and across different blockchains — I think CryptoPunks will capture more value than any other set of digital art or collectibles. Before I explore why I think this is the case let’s define some terms.

Non-fungible tokens are a type of crypto asset that represent unique (or “non-fungible”) digital goods like pieces of art or video game items. As with Bitcoin or Ether, these crypto-assets are held in a non-custodial and censorship resistant manner where proof of ownership exists on public blockchains.

CryptoPunks are a set of 10,000 digital…

Today we are excited to share the second instalment of our GYSR spotlight series which features CryptoTask.

CryptoTask is a peer-to-peer freelancing platform with over 30,000 active users including designers, marketing professionals, developers and more. They are solving some of the challenges surrounding traditional job markets by using blockchain solutions that make payment settlement faster, offer escrow services, and enable an automated dispute process, among other things.

For more information you can take a look at their whitepaper here and news coverage of their platform in Forbes and VentureBeat.

CryptoTask will use a Geyser for CTASK liquidity mining to create…

Today, we’re excited to launch a new and recurring series on our Medium page called GYSR Spotlight. Our plan is to periodically highlight different projects who have deployed a Geyser and explore how they’re using our platform.

The first spotlight is on Sensitrust, which is a startup based in the UK. Sensitrust is an online platform where customers and professionals get in touch, strengthen their network, make deals, and design new projects.

Sensitrust leverages the Ethereum blockchain to reliably track every phase of their activities in a transparent and immutable way, while using advanced artificial intelligence methods to: a) support…

One of the lessons we’ve learned in the DeFi space over the past year is that communities are incredibly powerful. GYSR in particular has benefited immensely from the feedback and ideas of dozens of different people in the three months since our launch, and we know that in order to grow our project into a meaningful building block on Ethereum we’re going to need to leverage the wisdom of a crowd.

To formalize this process, today we’re excited to announce the GYSR Contributor Program, which is a set of incentives for community members to help us grow our ecosystem and…

Ben Roy

Head of Growth @gysr_io. Founder @AccelerateArt. Trying and failing to keep up with both DeFi and NFTs.

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