While our recent article explored the fluctuations of exchanges in the market and the key players in the space, it’s only natural that we’ve been spending a lot of our time monitoring the changes that have been happening in this space over the last year. Of course we’ve been hearing our community members who have been asking the team to explore additional listings and opportunities for various trading pairs as well.

But the question of where was a matter of huge debate for the team. The final call? Last week we announced that OAX will now have wrapped OAX tokens…

As March comes to a close, so does the first quarter of 2021. We continue on our rollercoaster of highs, dips and turns, so let’s take a look at some of the key headlines that marked the industry during the last three months.

Polkadot Updates

The team has had their eye on Polkadot for quite some time now, and changes in the market demonstrate how we’re not alone! The Polkadot team has been constantly making the headlines the last quarter. …

How DeXes and DeFi respond to an evolving industry

Liquidity is universally regarded as a good thing for trading assets on public markets. The deeper the liquidity pool, the better the trading economics for market participants; and the more liquidity there is, the more will come as more participants are attracted to the venue’s attractive economics. But it has a third quality: stickiness: the deeper it is, the harder rival venues will have to try to dislodge it — and the stickier the liquidity, the greater the exchange’s ability to scale and grow.

In a fast-pace environment such as the…

Staying Safe this Bull Run: Storage and Wallet Options

Every now and then it’s good to revisit the basics. Regardless of how we may see the recent market corrections, whether you’ve been involved in the industry for a long time, or you are just starting out, the opportunities to invest within this space means responsibility falls on each individual.

In the past we’ve often reminded our community members to be cautious of scammers and impersonators. Our team is constantly monitoring to ensure that any fake OAX accounts are dealt with swiftly and shut down as soon as possible.

Anyone paying attention to the digital asset market this month has been on one rollercoaster ride. Having reached its peak earlier this month of over $58,000, BTC then nearly lost 17% of its value earlier this week. Likewise, Ether hit an all time high, passing the $2000 mark before pulling back and crossing below the $1400 line.

January 2021 Community Update

Welcome to the beginning of 2021!

We begin with the recapping of a piece of news that we announced December 2020: a grant given to IJS Technologies for a community-driven open source DeFi swap platform. We never had an official grant platform where we call for yearly submissions etc, but as we’ve mentioned in the past, we love having conversations with different players and look for opportunities to work together while supporting this space. We followed up with our announcement to give a bit more color as to the type of projects we generally pay more…

Working with Our Community

Following the recent announcement about the grant given to IJS Technologies, many in our community have asked for more information regarding the grant and the program outline.

As we mentioned in our previous announcement, the Foundation was set on certain firm principles. The belief that decentralization held the key to the digital asset future and was the way to move forward. That open sourcing our code was necessary for the accelerated growth of this space. …

We continue from our article last month delving into the history of the traditional financial system, and how society’s progression and technology advancements over the course of time were required to shape the institution we know it as today. As we trace the advancements within the industry, we consider the implications for the new horizon we see today: digital assets. Will the history books look back to this time and see it as the natural evolution of the financial market or the takeover of a new industry?

Dematerialization

One persistent centralizing bottleneck in the traditional landscape was the markets’ dependence…

Last year’s global pandemic, extensive lockdowns, and resulting market volatility — one of the biggest recessions on record followed by one of the fastest recoveries — were unprecedented, with the result that no one can be sure of what to expect in the new year.

That said, in the technology world some trends are clear: with millions under lockdown in their homes, the value of resilient internet-based access was reemphasised. And for cryptoassets, token price volatility driven by global markets disruption and the uncertainty generated by concerns about pump-and-dump scams answered long-standing questions about whether cryptocurrencies are a safe-haven asset…

Revisiting Key Moments in 2020

Covid-19 sent 2020 down the rabbit hole, altering our day-to-day lives, changing the pace and working habits of all of us around the world. But time stops for no one, and 2020 has seen some amazing work done in the digital asset space.

Our team likes to gather at the end of every year and take the time to reflect on some of the milestones that marked the last 12 months — for the industry, our partners and the space we work in. Which were the headlines that stuck out to us? …

OAX

OAX is a new, decentralized, digital asset ecosystem initiative run by the “The OAX Foundation Limited”. Go to http://www.oax.org to learn more.

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