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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.

Chad Farmer's Story

7 Nov 2020 4 minute read 4 comments paragism

Chad is quietly sitting in his favourite rooftop cabin. It’s late-night and the moon is still bright. Is it a full moon night? Grandma used to tell that “release your burdens into the moonbeam”. Chad takes a deep breath in the magical light. The day...

Hidden Gems with low market cap: 2. Loyal Finance

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Army

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BLUZELLE: The Key to the World of Seamless Data Storage.

7 Nov 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Olufemi Stephen

Bluzelle: The key to the world of seamless data storage. Different data services exist and their main aim is to store data of their clients on a cloud. Their clients can then access the data whenever they want and make necessary changes, no matter wh...

Trust When They Say You Are Not Alone | 🌎🌏🌍

7 Nov 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Hermitworldwide

    From the whole crypto world the message is clear that "the world is yours", "you are not alone", as reads on the billboards and video ads, encouraging all those going through whatever mentally challenge they are staging in. It wasn't long from...

Crypto of the day - Tezos still bullish

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Cryptofab

Great news for Tezos since the Swiss bank Sygnum announced they will provide staking of XTZ with interest up to 5%. Although it is lower than what you can earn through usual delegators, it will help Tezos get more hodlers and will pump its price up....

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Loses Steam at $15.9K; Over 600K ETH Yanked From DeFi | Daniel Cawrey @ CoinDesk

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Googler

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The fourth time is the Charm

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 2 comments alquimista1501

One of the most anticipated updates at the moment, without a doubt, Etherium 2.0 (ETH) is a token that has an interesting mix of followers, many hate it, many love it, but the truth is that it is a key piece in the development of a unique ecosystem c...

Status Supports the ETH 2.0 Deposit Contract

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

With the much anticipated upcoming launch of Eth2 phase 0, one of the key steps is for the community to decide upon a canonical deposit contract address to kickstart the genesis process. There is currently one instance of the deposit contract bytecod...

Now is the best time to build your #blockchain with #NULS

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments NULS

We're offering individuals and businesses the opportunity to utilize NULS to build their own blockchain at no cost. Get in touch with our team today. What is the Chain Factory Chain Factory ( is a blockchain dev...

Ethereum prepares to end the year in a GIANT way

7 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments mvictori4

ENG With the news of the ETH 2.0 launch on December 1, there is no question that the majority Ethereum community is one of the best. They have been asked to deposit and purchase ETH to speed up the process and incorporate the new staking on the arr...