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

What is DeFi 2.0 and how can you invest in it? Check out this quick primer that breaks it down from multiple perspectives. (Blockworks

Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, has been making the rounds lately, recently spending several very public days in Argentina learning about the crypto community there, and also on his recent appearance on the Bankless podcast. In the interview, Vitalik mentions the things that surprised him about crypto in 2021 (spoiler: JPEGs were not on his radar!) and he mentions they predicted DeFi when writing the Ethereum whitepaper. (Bankless

Thirty institutions have joined Aave Arc, the DeFi lending giant’s platform catering to TradFi and crypto firms, the platform said today. The venture is a bet that investment firms are keen to play in DeFi but don’t want to run afoul of regulatory risks. (The Defiant

What’s with the beef between bitcoiners and web3? Why is bitcoin adverse to composability, or is it? Why is Jack Dorsey the anti-web3 spokesperson? This recording takes a dive into these topics to help make sense of the infighting happening in crypto today. (CoinDesk

The beloved NFT project Pudgy Penguins voted out its founders on Thursday after they allegedly failed to deliver on stated goals and drained the treasury of funds. And now at least one splinter group is arguing that the entire project should be decentralized, potentially an industry first. (CoinDesk