Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
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What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?
DeFi (or “decentralized finance”) refers to financial services provided on public blockchains, especially Ethereum. It’s a generic term for the area of the cryptocurrency world focused on creating a brand-new, internet-native financial system by replacing traditional trust mechanisms with blockchain technology.
Understanding Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
You can earn interest, borrow, lend, purchase insurance, trade derivatives, exchange assets, and more with DeFi, but it’s faster and doesn’t involve paperwork or a third party. DeFi, like crypto in general, is worldwide, peer-to-peer (meaning it is sent directly between two people rather than being routed through a centralized system), pseudonymous, and open to everybody.
DeFi extends on the basic notion of Bitcoin — digital money — to create a full digital alternative to Wall Street without all of the related fees (think office towers, trading floors, banker salaries). This has the potential to build more open, free, and fair financial markets that anybody with an internet connection may access.
Latest news about Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
- Decentralized finance protocol Onyx suffered a $2.1 million loss in a recent breach, exploiting a rounding problem in the CompoundV2 fork. The compromised oPEPE market had no liquidity, and malicious actors manipulated it to donate funds and borrow from more liquid markets.
- Marinade Finance, the largest DeFi protocol on Solana, has restricted access for users in the UK due to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations. The decision, which affects $248 million worth of total value locked (TVL) on the Solana blockchain, could have significant implications for the DeFi space. The FCA’s strict rules governing crypto promotions have led to centralized crypto businesses like Bybit and Huobi exiting the UK market. The geo-restrictions, similar to those imposed by Orca Finance, highlight the growing impact of regulatory changes on the crypto space.
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