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DeFi for Newbies: 3) And action!

25 Feb 2021 6 minute read 0 comments sgrasmann

We talked about DeFi wallets in part 1 and typical DeFi investor profiles in part 2. Now, it’s about time to actually start to invest. I thought a lot about where to start in times of high prices and high transaction cost.  Where to invest? So, let’s...

DeFi for newbies: 2) Investor profiles

7 Feb 2021 12 minute read 2 comments sgrasmann

The DeFi landscape is very diverse. Sometimes it even feels like a DeFi jungle as described in one of my other articles. That’s why it helps to take a step back and think about your investment profile and appetite for risk before you dive deeper into...

DeFi for newbies: 1) Wallet setup

31 Jan 2021 7 minute read 0 comments sgrasmann

If you are interested in DeFi, it is extremely important to try out things before you start to invest significant amounts of your money. Sure, you can read many articles about DeFi (including mine 😎) — and everybody will tell you: “Do your own resear...

DeFi with EURO

26 Jan 2021 1 minute read 2 comments sgrasmann

[Photo by Tabrez Syed on Unsplash] Up until now, DeFi is dominated by USD-pegged stablecoins like $DAI, $USDT and $USDC in the lead. In my recent DeFi article series, I speculated about the EURO coming to DeFi. Just a few weeks later, EURO on DeFi b...

How DeFi will innovate our financial ecosystems (part 7/7)

16 Jan 2021 3 minute read 1 comment sgrasmann

Bringing it all together By now, we’ve covered DeFi full circle and brought many pieces together. I tried to pave your way on that bumpy road. You still need to walk carefully, but you should have collected basic knowledge about DeFi. Photo by Jeffr...

How DeFi will innovate our financial ecosystems (part 6/7)

10 Jan 2021 13 minute read 5 comments sgrasmann

  DeFi lessons for Central Banks We’ve come a long way: In previous parts of this series we discussed the influence of public Blockchains like Ethereum, their token ecosystems and especially the latest developments in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) up...

How DeFi will innovate our financial ecosystems (part 5/7)

1 Jan 2021 6 minute read 5 comments sgrasmann

DeFi opportunities for retail banks As we’ve learned in part 1, DeFi imposes additional (and significant) pressure upon existing players in the financial ecosystem — especially retail banks. DeFi reinvents basic financial instruments on top of permi...

How DeFi will innovate our financial ecosystems (part 4/7)

29 Dec 2020 7 minute read 1 comment sgrasmann

A user’s view on the DeFi jungle After the DeFi deep dive in part 2 and 3, we’ll now touch the surface again and delve into the (retail) user’s perspective on DeFi.  As you’ve seen it’s quite a “jungle” of DeFi opportunities out there. Sometimes, it...

How DeFi will innovate our financial ecosystems (part 3/7)

27 Dec 2020 11 minute read 2 comments sgrasmann

The amazing parts of DeFi In part 1 of this series we had a look at the broader picture of the financial ecosystem. In part 2 we went down the DeFi rabbit hole and discovered the first two ingredients for an excellent DeFi “meal” to understand the bi...

How DeFi will innovate our financial ecosystems (part 2/7)

26 Dec 2020 9 minute read 6 comments sgrasmann

The rise of DeFi In part 1 of this article series I introduced you to my personal macro view on Decentralized Finance and its possible disruption of the financial ecosystem. Now, let’s dive deeper. In this article we’ll work on the important question...