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Decentralized Finance, DeFi for short, is a term used to describe the decentralized services and products made possible with the help of decentralized technology. Example of DeFi includes lending services, decentralized exchanges, marketplaces, stablecoins, derivative platforms and much more. Other entities in the ecosystem include infrastructure platforms, payment providers and custodians.

Decentralized finance is an upgrade of traditional financial systems, which are centralized and as a result of this centralization, prevents a lot of individuals from accessing financial services and contributing to the global economy. The primary advantage of DeFi products is its ability to cater to the unbanked and undocumented, which form the majority of the world’s population. Many Defi entities describe this as being the most salient feature of decentralized systems.

These open source financial initiatives is a key part in the growth of the crypto ecosystem, as several projects have built their services and products on reducing the trust involved in financial services. This is in contrast to “fintech”, which primarily focuses on new emerging systems that are beneficial, but centralized.

The DeFi ecosystem has been steadily growing since the launch of projects during the boom of 2017, and current statistics show the total value locked in the ecosystem to be roughly $471 million. Examples of platforms include the MakerDAO ecosystem, Augur, Bancor and the Kyber Network.

Given that decentralized finance tools is at its optimum with a greater number of users, multiple scaling solutions, such as second layer protocols, are being worked on - including the Lightning Network, which has been growing in usage over the past year. 

In this tag, read more about decentralized finance (DeFi) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

DeFi Token Trading In Java Using The Kyber Network #1

8 Aug 2019 9 minute read 2 comments talfco

A KyberDAO Funded Tutorial The tutorial will show you how easily you can access the Kyber Network out of a Java Application in order to trade crypto tokens. The tutorial has implemented the primary trading scenarios: Convert Ether to a Token Convert...

3 Takeaways You Need To Know From MakerDAO's Presentation at Fluidity 2019

7 Aug 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Ra.Tomps

Gregory Di Prisco, Head of Business Development at MakerDAO, had recently delivered a presentation titled “Beyond Banks” at the Fluidity 2019 Conference. The presentation highlighted a number of important features, present and upcoming, that are inte...

Samsung Has 17 Crypto Apps in its Dapp Store (With Screenshots)

7 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments yourmitchy

If you didn’t know, Samsung already has released its own decentralized app store which is starting to fill up. Launched in March 2019, Blockchain Keystore is Samsungs proprietary decentralised application marketplace and cryptocurrency wallet. Blockc...

What is your opinion on the future of digital money, CeFi vs. DeFi, and governance models within organizations?

20 Jul 2019 1 minute read 4 comments Mark Anstead

I was recently able to come chat with Steve McGarry on his podcast talking about what a DAO is, it's pros & cons, the future of money, and the implication and tech behind the ERC-1484 EIP. Go give it a listen! Spotify - Itune...

Defi tools

16 Jul 2019 1 minute read 0 comments fblauer

This list was compiled by Clayton Roche on the Defi Facebook group - (worth joining): List of 3rd Party DeFi Tools: - See the best decentralized exchange for your trade. Compares rates on 10 decentral...

My passive income portfolio

14 Jul 2019 1 minute read 6 comments Bigapplebo

The birth of my daughter was a swift kick to my reality. Although I knew that life was never going to be the same with every passing month of my wife’s growing belly. Holding my tiny daughter in my arms in the delivery room was a physical proof that...

Sharing how I leverage DeFi and showing my Portfolio.

13 Jul 2019 1 minute read 2 comments 0xMaki

I just learned there was a #ShowYourPortfolio contest on Publish0x so I will try to outline quickly what is currently going on in my portfolio and why it is so "bland". One thing that makes me excited about the whole Ethereum protocol is how it is en...

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