What is WalletConnect?
June 30, 2022
WalletConnect is a kind of API that connects your crypto wallet to decentralized applications (dApps). This way, you can get going with your crypto assets, no matter which wallet you use and no matter which dApp you want to use.
What are DeFi interest rates?
June 17, 2022
Few things are as opaque as the interest rates you are presented with in Decentralized Finance (DeFi). To understand whether the 34% you are promised is sustainable, you must understand where the rates come from.
What are liquidity pools?
June 8, 2022
Liquidity pools are the foundation of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Anyone can deposit their crypto in these pools, creating liquid marketplaces for loans and trading.
Initial Dex Offering (IDO) explained
June 6, 2022
If a company is entering the stock market it is usually interested in starting an initial public offering or IPO. This is a concept that is very promising to both investors and companies. It offers the opportunity to buy shares at a fixed price before they start trading on the stock market. The company on the other hand is raising a lot of capital by selling these shares and has the chance to increase its liquidity. When the Ethereum blockchain was born it became fairly easy to program a smart contract and issue tokens in the same manner as shares are issued during an IPO. In effect, IPOs became decentralized and even more important tokenized. What are initial dex offerings? What do they offer and which risks and chances do they carry?
What is Anchor Protocol? A high-yield protocol explained
May 5, 2022
Anchor Protocol (ANC) is a lending and borrowing protocol. It is known for having high yields on deposits up to 19.5%. Normally speaking, with high yields come high risks. Since Anchor Protocol is a lending and borrowing platform for stablecoins, users can benefit from both high yield and low volatility.
What is Thorchain (RUNE)?
April 19, 2022
Thorchain is a sort of change machine for your crypto. Let's say you want to swap your Bitcoin for Eth without using a centralized exchange. On Thorchain you can do this the DeFi way. Thorchain's token is RUNE.
What is yield farming?
March 24, 2022
With yield farming, you let your crypto work for you in the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Just as you would (could) in a traditional savings account. Also, in DeFi you get interest, or yield, in exchange for parking your money there.
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.