Article: BlockDown: DeFi institutional adoption is booming but gas fees hinder growth

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BlockDown: DeFi institutional adoption is booming but gas fees hinder growth

Panelists at a DeFi-focused talk held at the BlockDown conference on Thursday expressed their optimism at the past and future growth of decentralized finance, but highlighted the hurdles to adoption due to congestion on Ethereum.

“Decentralization is continuing, but what we’ve started to see is more and more delivery of DeFi through custodial interfaces, through fintech. And a lot of what we do is just education, advocacy, informing people about all the excitement. […] We are very surprised, often, by the extent to which regulated institutions are already participating in DeFi.”

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Article: Dan Larimer’s newest project is another attempt at decentralized social media

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Dan Larimer’s newest project is another attempt at decentralized social mediaDan Larimer’s newest project is another attempt at decentralized social media

Daniel Larimer, former chief technology officer of Block.one and a co-founder of Block.one and Steemit, has revealed his next project, called Clarion.

The project is meant to become a mobile-first decentralized social media platform, supporting all types of social features like personal messaging via text and video, publishing content to followers or having Discord-like voice chat rooms.

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