DeFi

What Does DeFi Future Look Like?

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The crypto sector is flourishing, and DeFi is a particular subset of that. Despite being a relatively new market, DeFi has estimated the total value of smart contracts locked in March 2022 to be over $83 billion. Given the fervor in the crypto community, it makes sense to understand the logic behind DeFi. 

What is DeFi?

The abbreviation DeFi stands for decentralized finance. It is a new technology that uses blockchain technologies, typically Ethereum and smart contracts, to recreate financial services. DeFi lets users conduct financial transactions like transfers, loans, investments, trading, and savings, just like traditional banking.

How does DeFi work?

DeFi offers financial services using cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, doing away with the need for middlemen like guarantors. These include instant loans, peer-to-peer trading without a broker, the ability to lend out cryptocurrency and earn interest in minutes rather than once a month, the ability to save cryptocurrency and receive a higher interest rate than from a bank, and the ability to purchase derivatives like stock options and futures contracts.

Users make use of dApps, the majority of which are present on the Ethereum network, to enable peer-to-peer business transactions. Coins (Ether, Polkadot, Solana), stablecoins (whose value is tied to a currency like the US Dollar), tokens, digital wallets (Coinbase, MetaMask), DeFi mining (also known as liquidity mining), yield farming, staking, trading, and borrowing, lending, and saving using smart contracts are some of the more popular DeFi services and dApps.

DeFi is open source, so users can theoretically inspect and improve upon its protocols and applications. Users can thus create their own dApps and mix and match protocols to access unusual combinations of opportunities.

What is a Smart Contract?

It consists of computer code that serves as a digital contract between the parties. A smart contract can’t be changed, runs on a blockchain, and is stored on a public database. Smart contracts can be sent automatically without a third party because the blockchain processes them. Only when the conditions in the agreement are satisfied is the peer-to-peer transaction closed.

The most obvious advantage of smart contracts is that you can use them to borrow and lend your cryptocurrency without the need for a middleman, avoiding many of the risks associated with conventional lending.

Why does DeFi offer so much potential?

People are making multiple attempts to profit from the development of DeFi. Using Ethereum-based lending apps is one method of generating passive income. In essence, users lend out their cash and make interest off of the loans. Another tactic being employed is yield farming, a riskier method by more experienced traders, in which users search through a variety of DeFi tokens in search of chances to earn greater returns, but it is difficult and can lack transparency.

Final Talk

People are making multiple attempts to profit from the development of DeFi. Using Ethereum-based lending apps is one method of generating passive income. In essence, users lend out their cash and make interest off of the loans. Another tactic being employed is yield farming, a riskier method by more experienced traders, in which users search through a variety of DeFi tokens in search of chances to earn greater returns, but it is difficult and can lack transparency.