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What is Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Oct 24, 2020

Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) is an ERC-20 token with a 1:1 peg to Bitcoin. This means that users can seamlessly convert their Bitcoin tokens to a wrapped version and use them on the Ethereum blockchain. In essence, WBTC succeeds in bringing the liquidity of Bitcoin over to the Ethereum network. So, why should you care? Well, if you’re a Bitcoin hodler, you can now put your BTC to work on Ethereum in places like decentralized finance (DeFi). 

Being fully ERC-20 compliant means that WBTC can be integrated into decentralized exchanges (DEXs), lending protocols, prediction markets, and other decentralized applications (dApps). And since its value stays pegged to Bitcoin at all times, traditional Bitcoiners will no longer have to sell their stake for an unknown ERC-20 token that is prone to fluctuate. 

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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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