Ethereum Miners’ Revenue Triples Thanks To DeFi, Bitcoin’s Falls

KEY POINTS

  • Ethereum was more profitable to mine than Bitcoin in September 2020
  • Mining revenues soared because of the excitement over decentralized finance
  • As DeFi excitement wanes, observers are watching closely the launch of Ethereum 2.0

During the month of September, revenue from mining Ethereum has eclipsed that of Bitcoin’s thanks to the excitement surrounding decentralized finance (DeFi).

According to the data from analytics firm Glassnode, miners in the Ethereum network collected 450,089 ETH worth $168.7 million. This is a 39% increase from the previous month’s total of $113 million, Cointelegraph reported.

In contrast, miners in the Bitcoin network netted only $26 million in September, which is a decrease from the $39 million they earned the previous month. This effectively makes mining Ethereum more profitable than mining Bitcoin.

The increase in miner revenue came from the community’s excitement over decentralized finance (DeFi).

Several DeFi protocols and tokens made headlines last

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Securitize Is Taking Ethereum-Based Securities Into the DeFi Realm

Securitize co-founder and CEO Carlos Domingo

Connecting the worlds of security tokens and decentralized finance (DeFi) is the next logical step for Securitize, a kind of regulatory-compliant fixer when it comes to tracking and trading blockchain-based securities.

Announced Monday, Securitize is teaming up with a protocol called Tinlake from Centrifuge, which uses a clever system of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to enable real-world assets to participate in DeFi.

In an ideal world, any elements within the Ethereum ecosystem should be able to be built into one another, sharing new and useful features like automated market-making or other functions. This concept, a core tenet of DeFi, is known as “composability” (the analogy often used is the omni-building capacity of Lego bricks). 

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But there’s a catch: Digital securities, like their traditional counterparts, are regulated and have several control mechanisms that must be enforced. All securities, whether private or

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defi SOLUTIONS Names Tom Allanson CEO

Seasoned financial services executive joins growing fintech company

defi SOLUTIONS, which partners with captives, banks, credit unions, and finance companies to help lenders transform their operations, today announced the appointment of Tom Allanson as CEO. He will succeed Bret Leech, who is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company.

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Tom Allanson, defi CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Tom has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in fintech and lending and has consistently demonstrated an ability to build, grow, and enable high-performing teams and businesses. In addition to his most recent role as head of Enterprise Payment Solutions at Fiserv, Tom has served as CEO of PerfectForms Inc.; president of digital, international, and commercial at H&R Block; and CEO and co-founder of TaxNet Inc, which was ultimately acquired by H&R Block. Tom’s unique background of technology management, entrepreneurial

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Galaxy Digital Makes A Bet On DeFi

ParaFi Capital, the DeFi-focused asset management firm led by Ben Forman, announced a strategic investment from Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSX: GLXY), whereas the firms would join forces to seek co-investment opportunities to drive further adoption of decentralized finance.

Publicly traded Galaxy Digital, led by blockchain investment veteran Mike Novogratz, is a leading financial services and investment management company, current boasts over $470 million in assets under management. With this transaction, Galaxy Digital has become a minority shareholder in the firm, joining other ParaFi investors including Bain Capital Ventures and Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of KKR. As of August 31, 2020, ParaFi had assets under management of

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