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#DeFi #CryptoLingo In the spirit of Crypto never stopping or taking a day off, I decided to post an additional one for Sunday. The line-up for this upcoming week will be Mon - #SmartContract , Tuesday - #Staking , Wed - #WhitePaper , Thursday - #BlockchainGovernance , Friday - #NonFungibleToken , Saturday - #CryptoIRA , and Sunday #CryptoWallet . Again worth repeating that I am by no means an expert and just sharing as I learn myself. I hope it helps. The Breakdown: - "Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is a system by which financial products become available on a public decentralized blockchain network." - Investopedia - Practically speaking, DeFi allows for peer to peer intraction with a blockchain intermediary rather than conventional banks or brokerages with the hope of reduced fees and 24/7 access. - "Unlike a bank or brokerage account, a government-issued ID, Social Security number, or proof of address are not necessary to use DeFi." - Investopedia How do I find DeFi and its components? - "Decentralized finance is delivering tremendous value and utility to consumers through automation-driven, blockchain-based financial products and services that are defining a new crypto-economy." - Cryptopedia - This DeFi is made up of various technologies and protocols to create a decentralized system that is a collection of open-source technology, blockchain, and proprietary software - Stablecoins, crypto exchanges, and lending services integrate with smart contracts that execute set terms via specific code (rather than bank/intermediary) when specified criteria are met which makes the system go round What should I know about DeFi before investing? - "Decentralized finance uses technology to disintermediate centralized models and enable the provisioning of financial services anywhere for anyone regardless of ethnicity, age, or cultural identity." - Investopedia - Accessibility along w/ increased applications and adoption makes this space so much more than simply blockchain = cryptocurrency ... the future growth potential is exciting in my opinion - You will need to do your own homework but there are 4 layers to be aware of: Settlement Layer, Protocol Layer, Application Layer, and Aggregation Layer What are the downsides of DeFi for investing? - "Though the volume of trading tokens and money locked in smart contracts in its ecosystem has been growing steadily, DeFi is an incipient industry whose infrastructure is still being built out. " - Investopedia - "DeFi “rug pulls,” in which hackers drain a protocol of funds and investors are unable to trade, are common, though there are well-established protocols that can reduce this risk significantly." - Investopedia - In short, it is new, there will always be bad actors, it is not regulated like conventional systems and so there will be growing pains Resources: Investopedia and Cryptopedia / P.S.: Leave a comment with your favorite place to learn about Cyrptocurrency! My favorite so far has been Gemini's Cryptopedia and then talking with @A007Kenny and @BREYZEHN - they run #STAKK and also are active in group chats #CryptoFinance #EarlyAdopters #GrowthNotGreed
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