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Introduction to DeFi

Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

Decentralised Finance, known as DeFi, refers to the financial activities that are possible with blockchain technology. Decentralised Finance (DeFi) benefits...

Decentralised Exchanges (DEX)

DEXs enable trustless and permissionless swaps. A cryptocurrency exchange is an online platform where users can buy and sell different...

Intro to Liquidity Pools (LPs)

A Liquidity Pool is behind every DEX pair. These are decentralised stores of coins (i.e. virtual reservoirs or vaults) contributed...

Intro to Automated Market Makers (AMM)

Automated Market Makers (AMM) power almost every Decentralised Exchange (DEX). An Automated Market Maker (AMM) is a Decentralized Exchange (DEX)...

Intro to multichain technology

In the world of discrete blockchain networks, many protocols – blockchains, DeFi apps, bridges, etc. – aim to allow users...

Intro to smart contracts

Smart contracts are the foundation of DeFi. Smart contracts are blockchain code which will self-execute a transaction when activated on...

Centralised vs Decentralised Networks

Centralised networks depend on a single entity, whether it’s a person, company, government, or group of entities, to guarantee the...

Intro to decentralised applications (dApps)

In crypto, “decentralised applications” are commonly known as dApps. Most crypto websites, protocols, and interfaces can be classified as dApps...

Centralised and Decentralised exchanges

The tradeoffs with centralised and decentralised exchanges. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, which will be discussed below. Centralised...

DeFi wallet: Different types and tradeoffs

At its very core, the private key (generated by the mnemonic seed words) IS your wallet and access to all...

Intro to stablecoins

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that have a 1:1 exchange value (i.e. are “pegged”) to some other asset. Stablecoins are understood to...

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

DAO is an acronym that stands for “Decentralised Autonomous Organisation.” Many communities and projects in crypto claim to be a...

DeFi: Lending and Borrowing

Put assets to work with DeFi lending and borrowing. DeFi Lending and Borrowing protocols on each blockchain are designed to...

DeFi interest rates

Just like in traditional banks, DeFi borrowing and lending opportunities come with terms about how interest rates and collateral will...

DeFi: Assessing risks

Decentralised Finance (DeFi) activities offer many opportunities within cryptocurrency, with varying degrees of risk. Learn what you can do to...

Intro to Staking & Pooling

Staking is the action of depositing your asset into a DeFi platform to earn some interest and rewards over time....

Wrapped Assets: utility and risk

Wrapped assets are backed or pegged 1:1. Because blockchain tokens cannot move as-is from their native network, wrapped tokens were...

Swap tokens: Understanding slippage

When you swap tokens, there is almost always slippage. Slippage is the monetary difference between the expected price of a...

DeFi yield farming: Methods and risks

Yield farming refers to different yield-generating strategies an investor can pursue in DeFi. These strategies are used to give investors...

Intro to DeFi APY

APY is a core concept to DeFi lending. APY is an abbreviation for “annual percentage yield,” which is a way...

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