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Mapping out Solana's ecosystem

Solana is a blockchain platform designed for high throughput and decentralized applications. The project was founded in 2018 by Alan Yu, Anatoly Yakovenko, Greg Fitzgerald, Raj Gokal, and Stephen Akridge.  The network has attracted an assortment of investors and ecosystem participants. In July 2019, it raised $20 million in a Series A led by Multicoin […]
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Mar 2, 2021, 10:34AM UTC

An Overview of Perpetual Swaps in DeFi

The original purpose of a futures contract was to stabilize cash flows for commodity producers by allowing them to lock in a sale price for goods not yet produced. Speculators in the market improve liquidity but are faced with the issue of having to roll contracts over before expiration. BitMEX solved this problem with the […]
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Mar 2, 2021, 10:28AM UTC