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Makers of Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner to Produce The Infinite Machine Movie

Scott Free Productions will produce a feature film based on The Infinite Machine, Camila Russo’s bestselling book on the history of Ethereum.Scott Free Productions will produce a feature film based on The Infinite Machine, Camila Russo’s bestselling book on the history of Ethereum.

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The Defiant Terminal is Coming: Join the Waitlist

We’re excited. We’re getting ready to launch The Defiant Terminal, a platform for investors and analysts to track all DeFi data in one place. Join the waitlist today to be notified as soon as it’s live. You’ll want to be the first to get your eyes on that alpha.  The Defiant is devoted to being …

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THE DEFIANT MANIFESTO

WHO WE ARE The Defiant is the definitive information platform for the open economy.  We are the paper of record, reporting on all the most important developments, downfalls and milestones of the new financial system.  The Defiant creates the foundational educational material for newcomers, and delivers the actionable reports leveraged by professionals. We craft tutorials …

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Defiant Media Raises $1.4M to Build the Financial Information Platform for Web3

Defiant Media Inc., the creator of The Defiant, closed a $1.4M pre-seed round to build the leading information company at the intersection of tech and finance, from investors including IDEO CoLab Ventures, ParaFi Capital, Blockchange Ventures, MetaCartel Ventures, Defiance Capital, Mechanism Capital, GBV Capital, and angels including Anthony Pompliano, Mariano Conti, Andrew Keys and many …

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The Future of DeFi

The biggest question in DeFi is always: What’s next? And that’s what’s so magnificent about this new world of DeFi: nobody knows, but whatever it is, it’s coming fast and furious. Back up a moment to appreciate DeFi in 2020–the landmark year of Ethereum to date. You can ponder regrets having not bought ETH for …

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Top 10 DeFi Resources

There are countless resources that can provide crucial information and education to help you along in your DeFi journey. These (in no particular order or ranking) are our Top 10 DeFi Resources: The Defiant. No surprise here. Subscribe to The Defiant YouTube channel, newsletter and podcast, covering the most interesting, most extraordinary, and sometimes, most …

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Risks of DeFi

You can lose 100% of your money in any DeFi app or protocol. So above all else, apply a simple rule of thumb to help mitigate this risk: don’t deposit more than you’re willing to lose. Here’s a rundown of the 7 most common risks (or 7 most deadly DeFi sins) that everyone should consider …

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DeFi Insurance and how Nexus Mutual Works

As more apps and protocols launch, and more money pours into DeFi, it’s important that DeFi investors can mitigate the risk of losing their funds. With great power, comes great responsibility. Insurance protects us from the unexpected, and in DeFi, there’s nothing more expected than the unexpected. While DeFi is exploding in growth, it also …

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DeFi On-Chain Options

Options are yet another money lego growing like crazy on Ethereum, with growing liquidity on Hegic and Opyn. Options, like the name implies, give traders the option to buy or sell an asset at a pre-determined price on a future date. They are used to protect against price volatility and speculate on market moves. Options …

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Trading Every Asset Class with DeFi Derivatives

A derivative is a big word created by Wall St that simply means: a financial security with a value that is reliant upon, or derived from, an underlying asset or group of assets. In other words, it’s trading a thing that represents the price movements of the underlying asset. According to the Bank for International …

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Algorithmic Stablecoins

Stablecoins on Ethereum boast an estimated $20B in liquidity (according to usdonethereum.com) and they show no signs of slowing down in growth.  Stablecoins, examples of which include DAI, sUSD, USDC or USDT, come in all sorts of varieties: decentralized vs centralized, backed 1:1 by dollars vs overcollateralized vs reportedly undercollateralized (in the case of USDT). …

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What’s Layer 1 vs Layer 2?

If you have tried DeFi recently, you have probably experienced the frustrations of high transaction fees. As the demand for DeFi services on Ethereum have increased, it has become “normal” to pay higher fees such as $20 per transaction or even several hundred dollars on occasion. If this blockchain scalability problem isn’t resolved, these transaction …

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DEXs vs CEXs

CeFi vs DeFi. Centralized exchanges (CEXs) versus decentralized exchanges (DEXs). Trading on CEXs involves trusting a centralized company with your private keys and information. It also often means a faster trading experience. Trading on DEXs means not having to ask for permission and maintaining control of your assets and information. The differences between trading on …

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What is yearn.finance

Yearn.finance automates yield earning. It started out as a “yield bouncer” called iearn.finance, automatically moving stablecoins like DAI from one lending protocol to the next across Compound, dYdX, Aave, and more to maximize lending yield. Then the idea evolved when founder Andre Cronje combined this yield bouncing strategy with a stablecoin pool in Curve. Anyone …

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What is Yield Farming and Liquidity Providing

Yield farming is one of the many memes that was created by the DeFi community. While it’s a term that gets tossed around loosely, there’s a narrower criteria to define what is yield farming: It often requires providing liquidity or lending liquidity in a permissionless DeFi protocol to earn passive income. It results in traders …

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DEX Aggregators; The Search Engines of DeFi Trading

One of the most important new tools to master in DeFi is trading on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) on Ethereum. For those trading tokens powered by Ethereum (ERC20 tokens), it’s important we can find the best trading rates across a growing list of liquidity sources in DeFi. It’s very similar to searching for the best flight …

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What are Automated Market Makers Like Uniswap

Automated Market Makers (AMM) are one of the most popular DeFi applications today. An AMM is a decentralized asset trading pool that enables market participants to buy or sell cryptocurrencies. AMMs are non-custodial, meaning you never give up control of your funds like on a centralized exchange, and they’re permissionless in nature, meaning all you …

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Decentralized Perpetuals Trading with dYdX and MCDEX

Perpetuals are a swap product for traders to hold exposure indefinitely, versus having to roll their futures positions. It was BitMEX who solved this problem with what’s now popularly known as “the perpetual swap”–a Bitcoin derivative contract that never expires. In 2020, these perpetuals markets on Bitmex and the likes of Binance can generate billions …

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Lending and Borrowing with Compound and Aave

If you’ve read our post on Maker, you now understand the granddaddy of all DeFi — Maker DAO.In this post, we’re going to cover an advancement of this lending and borrowing concept in DeFi, that is somewhat reminiscent of pawnshops. So here’s a setup you might know if you’ve ever been to a pawn shop …

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Top Teams Building DeFi

DeFi is constantly changing, with new projects popping up seemingly every single day. This is by no means an exhaustive list. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. We went with the more tried and tested projects, the ones that have been live the longest and have the most value locked in their smart contracts. …

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How Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Other Blockchains Fit Within DeFi

DeFi today can be found mostly flourishing on Ethereum. New applications launch faster than you can keep up with.That empire is only going to grow. The network effects of developers working together and building composable tools that can be stacked and benefit one another is a very competitive moat, making it difficult for other smart …

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What is Interoperability and Why is it Important?

Interoperability happens when two or more systems can communicate and exchange value. The best way to understand interoperability is to see the early success stories of it in action.  Today there’s about $1T in BTC liquidity and meanwhile, DeFi’s Total Value Locked is still just over $40 billion. Developers have been working to enable users …

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