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Top 10 DeFi Platforms You Need To Know About: Breaking Down Defi Pulse

Written By Ivan on Tech

Oct 13, 2020

This year, some of the biggest developments in the cryptocurrency industry have been due to the uptick in decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, offering many of the same services as the legacy financial institutions, but on-chain. This is why we are now breaking down the top 10 DeFi platforms according to the Defi Pulse listing.

There have been countless projects, some with huge success and popularity from users. In this article, we have collated the top 10 DeFi platforms as of the time of writing, from DeFi Pulse - the best place for tracking DeFi analytics and key metrics.

We have described a brief overview and background in addition to the services the platform provides. Moreover, welcome to Ivan on Tech Academy - the best place to learn about all things blockchain and crypto, and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in the space.

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What is Compound Finance? A Detailed DeFi Guide

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jul 19, 2020

Several people in the DeFi space have been asking the same question for the last few months; what is Compound? In essence, Compound is an Ethereum money market protocol, which allows lenders to provide loans and borrowers to take out loans. Moreover, the reason behind Compound’s spectacular rise in popularity is pretty apparent.

For a long time, people thought that Maker’s lead at the top of the DeFi list of projects was unassailable. However, Compound, seemingly out of nowhere, has since taken the lead and now rules the roost when it comes to DeFi. So, in this article, let’s examine what Compound is and what it does. 

Before getting into Compound, however, let’s understand what a DeFi project, or decentralized finance, is. This is especially important seeing as analysts predict that the DeFi space will see huge growth in the coming years.

What is DeFi?

DeFi or “decentralized finance” is an all-encompassing term that refers to the...

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Why The DeFi Space Could See Huge Growth Over the Coming Years

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jul 05, 2020

One of the many fields of the economy that is ripe for disruption by the blockchain is the finance field. Virtually every part of the finance industry that traditional finance companies operate in is under threat from the blockchain. Over the last few months, the DeFi space market cap has risen dramatically, and this trend is set to continue over the coming years.

What is DeFi?

First of all, what is DeFi? DeFi stands for decentralized finance and refers to the ecosystem of financial applications built on the blockchain. This can be anything from decentralized exchanges to decentralized lending.

Projects such as Kyber Network (KNC) and 0x (ZRX) enable a decentralized and trustless exchange of tokens. Kyber “is an on-chain liquidity protocol that aggregates liquidity from a wide range of reserves, powering instant and secure token exchange in any decentralized application”. Their protocol can then be integrated into other applications such as websites or cryptocurrency...

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DeFi Deep Dive - Decentralized Money Markets and Compound

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jun 28, 2020

Compound Finance rocketed to preeminence recently as the new DeFi darling with its COMP governance token seeing massive gains. This spate of wild speculation has been accompanied not only by more traders piling on but also by funny memes and videos featuring Yield Farmers harvesting their lucrative crops. 

If speculation continues at this pace, Compound could be poised to dethrone MakerDAO as the reigning king of DeFi. Maker and Compound are similar in that they both operate in the money market space. Unlike Maker, however, the Compound protocol supports multiple assets and users don’t have to borrow to lock them up. 

Yield farming is all the rage right now, but before we get into that let’s take a deeper look at Compound itself. 

What is Compound?

Compound is a decentralized protocol on the Ethereum blockchain that establishes money markets for the borrowing and lending of assets. These assets are popular cryptocurrencies such as ETH, DAI, and...

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