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Rock's DeFi Playbook
Rock's DeFi Playbook

Rock's DeFi Playbook

Learn the specific steps needed to perform the most common DeFi operations. Starting with Metamask and then moving on to a variety of dapps on the Polygon (aka Matic) Network, you will learn how to perform staking, providing liquidity, leveraged trading, yield farming and buying and selling options. You will need to do your own research on your best course of action as nothing in this blog is financial advice.


Design By Contract

2 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

In our last article we referenced the Cadence language. You may have noticed that it supports preconditions and postconditions. Those are major supporting elements for the concept of Design By Contract. In this article we will look at why Design By C...

Asset Oriented Programming

27 Sep 2021 2 minute read 8 comments RockHoward

When programmable blockchain in the form of smart contracts first appeared on the scene it was not clear how they would be used. Accordingly the protocols and languages were designed to be general purpose and familiar. It wasn't yet clear that token...

So Many Rugs

20 Sep 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

This blog went missing for a few months and I owe you an explanation. My list of DeFi projects on Polygon kept growing but there was a problem. Rug pulls and other scams were accelerating on other networks that relied primarily on Solidity programmer...

Trading Stable Coins on Curve

25 May 2021 2 minute read 1 comment RockHoward

One thing that becomes obvious once you dive into DeFi is the importance of stable coins in the overall cryptocurrency ecosystem. In the long run stable coins pegged to the dollar are destined to lose value as the actual U.S. Dollar declines. However...

Muscle Up Your Returns with Beefy Finance

20 May 2021 5 minute read 0 comments RockHoward

Do you remember how I goosed returns in the first play in my playbook? In a nutshell we redeposited borrowed funds on the Aave dapp to increase interest earned and rewards. (Here is the article if you want to review the details.) This works fine but...

Surveying DeFi on Polygon in Mid-May, 2021

12 May 2021 4 minute read 1 comment RockHoward

About a month or so ago you could count the deployed DeFi dapps getting traction on Polygon on one hand. Just a month later and the number of dapps and their activity levels are both breathtaking. In this article I show the results of a brief survey...

LP Royale: A Free Liquidity Providing Simulation and Contest

9 May 2021 5 minute read 1 comment RockHoward

LP Royale is a learning game that simulates liquidity providing using real world data from Uniswap. The game is provided by APY.vision which is an outfit that helps liquidity providers monitor their positions on a variety of exchanges and networks. I...

Going Long (or Short) with Aave

7 May 2021 3 minute read 1 comment RockHoward

In my recent log post about Aave I introduced the idea of borrowing for profit. In Play #1 I mapped out a safe and sure method to enhance interest earned. Today we take a look at how to leverage Aave (pun intended), to achieve various purposes by tak...

Maximizing Stable Coin Returns With mStable 'Save'

7 May 2021 5 minute read 11 comments RockHoward

If you are heading out for a long weekend or an extending business trip and you have stable coins sitting in your wallet on the Matic Network, why not put those coins to work. In the previous article we learned how to do this with the Aave dapp, but...

It Pays to Borrow on Aave

7 May 2021 7 minute read 2 comments RockHoward

Today we start looking at the Aave Lending Dapp and we will go over the first real DeFi play from my playbook. This is a great time to try Aave as special promotions grant extra rewards to dapp users making it easy to goose your returns. You can even...