Banks lack an innovative streak, but cutting-edge DeFi protocols often have a usability problem. Is combining the two the answer?
Stablecoins like DAI have made a huge splash in the 'DeFi' summer of 2020.
The DeFi space has boomed since the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. The Ethereum blockchain, nicknamed the mother of dApps (decentralized applications), is the bedrock of a booming DeFi space.
In a recently released report, ING bank revealed that it had been analyzing the DeFi Industry, and has apparently come to a conclusion that DeFi may possess some of the qualities that could make it more groundbreaking than Bitcoin in the finance market.
Oiler Network aims to become a DeFi bluechip by allowing users to trade options on blockchain parameters such as gas fees or hashrate.
University of Basel professor Fabian Schär argues that Ethereum's decentralized finance sector "may lead to a paradigm shift in the financial industry."
With Uniswap’s TVL having grown from $13.7 million to $8.5 billion since launching its v2 iteration, some onlookers believe the DEX’s v3 launch could spark the next DeFi rally.
High costs and transactions prioritized by gas fees often make using DeFi protocols challenging to say the least. Does it really need to be this difficult?
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The real innovation of decentralized finance (DeFi) is decentralization, not finance, our columnist says.
As DeFi disrupted traditional finance, Radix is now disrupting DeFi. The most successful decentralized finance protocols, such as Ethereum, Polkadot, and Binance Smart Chain, have grown quickly and shown great promise. However, they are limited by the blockchain trilemma of scalability, decentralization, and security.
The dichotomy between decentralized finance and traditional finance is one step closer to being resolved as MakerDAO makes a valiant attempt to standardize how decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and the legal system interact with each other.
After DogeCoin experienced significant gains in the past months, fueled by Elon Musk’s participation in driving the social media mania, a new coin created a similar hysteria. Prompted by a desire to join the “mooning” bandwagon, SafeMoon, an internet meme coin, has experienced an increase of over 900% before losing 50% of its value. SafeMoon plummeted from $0.0000074 to $0.0000045 in the last two days.
The DeFi Alliance has over 100 member companies in its industry network, helping over 400 startups speed up their growth since the beginning of 2020.
As DeFi picks up steam, this problem of privacy could be a roadblock for the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies. So, what’s the solution? To circumvent this problem, a variety of privacy protocols have surfaced in recent years. But, they too come with certain shortcomings of their own.
Brick by brick, Bancor has quietly been creating a decentralized exchange that favors everyone from liquidity providers to traders.
With the DeFi industry growing in popularity, scams are becoming more and more dangerous. Here are 6 ways to avoid losing money to them.
When the financial system fails again, DeFi should be prepared to rebuild it from the ground up.
Credit scores help build trust and determine eligibility for global lending markets. For DeFi to go mainstream, a similar system must be put in place to increase trust in DeFi lending.
The Fei stablecoin's troubled launch last week reveals a misalignment in how DeFi projects are sometimes governed, say two RMIT researchers.