DeFi 101 Archives - The Defiant
What is DeFi? The Ultimate DeFi 101 Guide to Ethereum, Layer 2s, Yield Farming, and More
This updated primer on DeFi explains Ethereum, layer 1s and Layer 2, top projects, and governance.
How to Get Started in DeFi
We’ll guide you from getting an understanding of what DeFi is, how it fits into your crypto journey and then shepherd you through setting up a wallet using Metamask, swapping tokens and then making your very first DeFi move using Anchor’s 20% saving rate on Terra without ever leaving Ethereum all thanks to Orion Money.
What Is Leveraged Yield Farming and How Can It Bring Higher Returns?
In DeFi, while it’s not necessarily true that bigger is always better, the beauty of a high APY never fails to turn heads. And regardless of how much higher DeFi yields are compared to traditional finance, there’s no shortage of DeFi users eager to maximize their profits, chasing higher yields from platform to platform and […]
DeFi 101: A Visual Guide to Definitions and Data Sources
Insane 1000% returns, tokens named after foods, rugs? We get it, the decentralized finance, or DeFi for short, ecosystem is a whole new world and a complex, and many times anxiety-inducing, one at that. Our very own goofy face of The Defiant YouTube, Robin Schmidt, created a DeFi 101 presentation explaining what this new blockchain-based […]
Live: DeFi 101
Join us for our first ever livestream – Defiant Weekly is our friday deep dive show and where the video department first began. In this special episode we’re going back to basics and doing a live version of Robin’s now infamous Consensus presentation. We’ll cover the basics of DeFi from LP’s to Collateralized debt positions […]
Algorithmic Stablecoins Breakdown: Attempting to Fulfill Satoshi’s Dream
When Satoshi first published the Bitcoin whitepaper to the world, he titled it “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Cash System” and although Bitcoin would evolve to adopt the digital gold narrative instead, the dream of creating a fully functional digital cash system has remained. Stablecoins, defined as a subset of cryptocurrencies that are pegged to a specific […]
Five Leading DeFi Aggregators
As DeFi grows, keeping tabs on all the available products has become increasingly challenging. Even for those individuals who are able to keep track, the scattered nature of the many protocols, each with their own controls and very different user interfaces, makes operating in the sector a challenge. One of the best ways of mitigating this […]
No Downside!? Deep Dive on Tranches and Structured DeFi
Step into crypto and it can feel like you’re throwing your life to the gods of thunder. I’m here, you say, take me, throw me into the void. And, ape that you are, you keep walking towards that edge.