Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week.
The first week of November saw the institutionalization of DeFi markets as major international banks and financial institutions executed and completed their first DeFi transactions.
The global financial giant JP Morgan completed its first-ever cross-border transaction using DeFi on a public blockchain with the help of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Project Guardian. DBS Bank started a trading test of foreign exchange (FX) and government securities using permissioned DeFi liquidity pools.
Apart from JPMorgan and DBS Bank, the Bank for International Settlements also said that automated market-making technology in DeFi can serve as a “basis for a new generation of financial infrastructure.”
In other news, the Team Finance hacker returned $7 million of the $14.5 million stolen and intends to keep 10% of the stolen amount as a bounty. Additionally, MakerDAO co-founder Nikolai Mushegian was found dead at 29 in Puerto Rico, which started several conspiracy theories.
Looking at the weekly DeFi market performance, the majority of the DeFi tokens in the top 100 started the first week of November on a bullish note. The Fed rate hike helped a majority of the tokens to post double-digit weekly gains.
JPMorgan executes first DeFi trade on a public blockchain
Multinational banking firm JPMorgan has successfully executed its first-ever cross-border transaction using DeFi on a public blockchain. The trade was facilitated by the MAS’s Project Guardian on Nov. 2.
The pilot was another step into examining how traditional financial institutions can use tokenized assets and DeFi protocols to conduct financial transactions, among other use cases.
Bank for International Settlements will test DeFi implementation in forex CBDC markets
According to an announcement on Nov. 2, the Bank for International Settlements, or BIS — along…