What is decentralized finance and how it is seeking to solve the shortcomings of centralized finance. How BlockFi and MakerDAO, early entrants in the DeFi space work. How to earn up to a 9% yield with cryptocurrency lending.
Topics covered include:How centralized finance differs from decentralized finance (DeFi)What are the shortcomings of centralized finance and why decentralized finance is more inclusiveWhat are the key elements of DeFiHow Ethereum smart contracts workHow MakerDao and Dai work and replicate many aspects of the modern financial systemHow BlockFi operates using overcollateralized and undercollateralized loansWhat are the risks of cryptocurrency lending using BlockFi and Dai
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