Each week, we’ll round up the hottest news across the DeFi ecosystem to help you keep up to speed. 

You may have heard the term DeFi 2.0 pop up in your Twitter feed. It’s driven in large by the success of DeFi protocol Ohm, which has inspired over 12 different spin-offs. (The Defiant

Mastercard is preparing to announce that any of the thousands of banks and millions of merchants on its payments network can soon integrate crypto into their products. (CNBC

MetaMask is the most dominant tool in Ethereum-based DeFi, allowing users to connect their wallets with DeFi apps. This is a simple guide to setting one up, and securing it. (Bankless DAO

Element Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) fixed rate protocol, closed a $32 million Series A funding round at a $320 million valuation, the DeFi project announced on Tuesday. (CoinDesk

One of the original rebasing tokens on Ethereum, Ampleforth (AMPL), is now live on the fast-growing Avalanche network to round out its growing DeFi capabilities. (Decrypt