Anton Tarasov

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Moscow, Russia

Anton Tarasov

Head of Research
Moscow, Russia
Anton Tarasov has been serving in the blockchain space since 2016. A strong proponent of the power of intangible resources and personal freedom, he believes cryptocurrencies can improve people’s lives. Loves making music in his spare time.
  • DeFi Transaction Bundler Furucombo Hacked for $14 Million

    Technology

    Furucombo, a dApp focused on easily creating multi-step transactions for trading and DeFi without knowing how to code, just got compromised. At press time, a hacker managed to drain over...

  • VanEck Europe Launches ETF-Like Bitcoin Product

    Business

    As Bitcoin attracts more and more institutions, financial products that make it accessible to the traditional market emerge. The latest addition is an exchange-traded note (ETN) from VanEck Europe. 1)...

  • DeFi Project Spotlight: Rocket Pool, Staking Service for Ethereum 2.0

    Technology

    Ethereum has been around since 2015. The technology was groundbreaking at the time of its launch. It enabled blockchain-based applications, such as DeFi and games. Five years later, Ethereum’s tech...

  • Millions Lost: The Top 19 DeFi Cryptocurrency Hacks of 2020

    Analysis

    DeFi is nothing short of a revolution. Automated blockchain-based financial primitives open a world of possibilities to disrupt traditional finance and make it more accessible. This immense potential attracted a...

  • DeFi Project Spotlight: BarnBridge, an Institutional Bridge to DeFi

    Analysis

    The potential impact of crypto on traditional finance (TradFi) and institutions has been discussed for years. People like Blythe Masters, who helped create the infamous credit-default swaps, got interested in...

  • Bitcoin Plummets on Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory

    Markets

    AP News today declared that Joe Biden had won the U.S. elections. Bitcoin dropped shortly after the news, signaling the market’s initial concerns about the President-elect. Bitcoin Bearish on Biden...

  • FTX Exchange Boosted Biden Election with $5.2 Million Donation

    Business

    According to OpenSecrets.org, one of the largest crypto derivatives exchanges, FTX, donated $5.2 million to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. The size of the donation puts the exchange in the...

  • Ethereum 2.0 Scheduled for Launch on December 1

    Technology

    Ethereum 2.0’s mainnet deposit contract address has been deployed, and developers are preparing for a Dec. 1, 2020 genesis block generation event.   According to the recent blog post by Ethereum...

  • Brave Browser Reaches 20M Users, Proves Users Care About Privacy

    Business

    Since Brave 1.0 launched a year ago, the blockchain-based privacy browser’s key growth metrics have increased substantially, highlighting that the team’s model of generating ad traffic is viable. Brave Browser...

  • DeFi Project Spotlight: B.Protocol, Decentralized Backstop Liquidity

    Analysis

    Decentralized crypto lending kickstarted the DeFi craze of 2020. The launch of Compound token COMP in June 2020 attracted the market’s attention and provoked the expansion of the DeFi ecosystem....