Got some funds on Polygon and need to move them over to the hottest new L2, Arbitrum? It’s not that hard to bridge! You just need to make sure you don’t get stranded once the funds are there.

Sending some gas to Arbitrum

If you’re using Arbitrum for the first time you need to know that its gas token is Arbitrum ETH. If you use a service like cBridge to send ETH from Polygon to Arbitrum you may be stranded if you don’t already have gas there! That can happen because ETH on Polygin is actually wrapped, and when sent using certain bridges to Arbitrum…


It’s been a big week in cryptocurrency and for myself — I thought it would be good to reflect a little here.

My new role at Adamant Vaults

I’ve recently taken on the role of Community Manager at Adamant Finance. The community and team there are amazing and I am very excited to start there helping with community management, moderation, business development, and more. Congratulations as well to adamb on his new role as web developer. Come say hello on the Discord!

Locking ADDY for boosted rewards

In related news, Adamant recently revealed our new locking rewards system. …


I’d bet you’ve heard of Iron Finance. Their launch of the IRON stablecoin and its volatile token pairing TITAN was a huge success on the Polygon… and then a miserable failure.

The TITAN token was part of the backing asset for IRON. The IRON stablecoin’s failure to maintain peg has been widely discussed and I won’t digress on that here. Instead, I want to show you how you can earn a really good APR on your USDC, DAI, or USDT without doing any swapping.

Note: the products below, and ICE token, have not been audited and just launched. You are…


Check out Adamant at https://adamant.finance

If you’ve been following this space you know I love Adamant Finance. Their profit-sharing model is one of my favorite in Defi. When you start using Adamant for yield optimizing you’re investing in a great development team and protocol. With their latest update, you’re now able to lock in your ADDY/ETH liquidity for up to 3 years and receive boosted rewards.

What does locking liquidity mean?

With the latest update at Adamant, you are able to stake and lock your ADDY/ETH liquidity pool tokens. When you lock you are able to choose anywhere from 7 to 1095 days (3 years) and receive boosted rewards for…


One of the central pieces to a strong DeFi ecosystem are stablecoins that people can trust will maintain their value. This allows participants to sell their tokens for profit, cut down further losses, and remain on the network for future investments.

There are a large number of stablecoins on Ethereum and Polygon, some more trustworthy than others. This article compares the different types of stablecoins, how they maintain peg to $1 USD, and why I love Qi DAO’s MAI stablecoin so much.

What does it mean to maintain the peg?

A stablecoin isn’t worth much if it doesn’t retain consistent value. The goal of any stablecoin protocol is…


Autocompounding yield farms are a dime a dozen on the Ethereum and Polygon network. On Polygon there are likely hundreds of Goose forks at this point and the number is only growing. Very few autocompounding yield farms stand out from the rest. One does consistently impress me though, due to its unique tokenomics and long-term outlook: Adamant Vaults.

What is Adamant Vaults?

Adamant is an autocompounding yield farm that allows you to stake your liquity pool tokens that are rewarded by another DeFi protocol and autocompounds those into your original deposit. (Learn more about liquidity pools and rewards here.)

No more daily harvests of…


You’ve probably heard of an index fund like the S&P 500. The Balancer protocol is like an index fund for cryptocurrency. Using it on the Ethereum mainnet, and now on Polygon, you can invest into a constantly rebalanced portfolio of some of the best cryptocurrencies out there. Let’s talk about what Balancer is, how you can get started, and why you should do so as soon as possible.

The Balancer protocol: a crypto index fund

Balancer is an “automated portfolio manager and trading platform”. The team at Balancer made it to make managing your crypto portfolio easier and safer — and it shows with over $1.8 billion…


Mai.finance talks with Davis Ramsey on Balancer

If you’ve been in DeFi for a bit, you may have heard of Davis Ramsey and have definitely heard of Balancer. This week he sat down with the folks at the Qi DAO for their fireside chat to discuss Balancer, a new partnership, and more.

What is Balancer?

Balancer’s protocol is like an index fund that you get to set up yourself that is constantly getting rebalanced to your settings.

You set up the pool and then gain fees as it rebalances. With Balancer you can have up to 8 tokens with different weightings and fees for your tokens. Soon with Balancer anyone…


Passive income: the millennial's wet dream. Using various DeFi dapps, dude, you can start earning passive income on your stablecoins from liquidity pool fees. Even better, you can sometimes get rewarded in governance tokens for your favorite DAO. This lesson will detail how to do so using two stablecoins (USDC and MAI) and the Qi DAO’s rewards over at Mai.finance.

First we’ll talk about stablecoins and then how to farm using stablecoins in a liquidity pool.

What’s a stablecoin?

Before we dig into how you can earn passive income with stablecoins, it’s probably good to define what one is… short story, a stablecoin…


It happened again.

Rugged. Rekt. Bag-holder.

You’ve definitely heard the phrases before if you’ve spent any amount of time in DeFi. They mean your initial investment is gone or worth almost nothing.

This can happen on purpose, due to neglect, stupidity, obstinance or all of the above. Now you’re left trying to pick up the leftovers and move on from your initial investment. So, how do you know when something has a high likelihood of screwing you over? And what can you do to lower your risk?

DYOR — Get to know the code

“Hey has anyone heard anything about that new project PolyMeth? Are my funds safu there?”

Do…

Revolutionary Spaces

I swear to God if you tell me to “Slurp up that dipperino!” one more time…

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