Lending without collateral: the new growth market for defi?
February 24, 2022
The market for decentralized finance would be much larger if users could borrow the way they currently can with a bank. That is: without collateral - and that is currently the common way of borrowing within defi. But this is changing: many defi protocols are launching that explore the traditional way of borrowing.
Polkadots parachains: Acala, Moonbeam, and its companion network Moonriver
February 7, 2022
With the parachain auctions concluding more and more projects are starting on Polkadot. Acala and Moonbeam are two of the first and most anticipated parachains that have launched on Polkadot only recently. Moonriver on the other hand is Moonbeam’s sister network on Kusama. What do they offer and how do they function?
PancakeSwap explained: what sets it apart?
January 6, 2022
PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange (DEX), where you can swap your cryptocurrency for other crypto assets, by tapping into liquidity pools. It is one of the most notable use cases for blockchain technology and one of the biggest DeFi protocols, amongst others like Uniswap and SushiSwap.
Tezos: Let’s enter the first blockchain bakery in the world
January 4, 2022
In the year 2021, there has been a lot of criticism of proof of work due to environmental concerns. One particular blockchain project that emphasizes being a green alternative that is not using too much energy is Tezos. It started in 2017 as an ICO and while the start of Tezos was delayed because of legal issues it became quite popular a few years after.
Uniswap explained: How does Uniswap work?
August 18, 2021
In the summer of 2020, the cryptocurrency space encountered a new phenomenon that was in the making for quite some time. A new form of DApp emerged that offered a set of completely new use cases for blockchain technology. One of the most notable inventions that fall into that category is Uniswap. It is an example of the stunning success story of decentralized finance. In this article, we like to explain what Uniswap really is, how its basic functions work and how you can profit from the options this particular platform offers.
What is DeFi? Decentralized Finance explained
May 16, 2021
Decentralized Finance is one of the most important technological developments in the recent years. It became so popular that there is even competition between different blockchain technologies and each one is trying to capture as much market share as possible. The most promising platforms so far are Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Cardano and Solana. Of course, there are even more blockchain technologies out there trying to built their own ecosystem, but in this article, we are going to focus on the most successful cryptocurrencies in this particular field and like to answer the question what DeFi really is.
How DeFi is permanently changing the face of the financial world
November 24, 2020
DeFi stands for "Decentralized Finance" and is one of the most ambitious ventures that has been observed on the blockchain technology market for a long time. While common banking products were for a long time the only access to financial services, DeFi wants to change exactly that. But besides a number of use cases that are more than interesting, DeFi recently even received prominent support.