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What Is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?

Decentralized finance—often called DeFi or open finance—refers to the economic paradigm shift enabled by decentralized technologies, particularly blockchain networks. From peer-to-peer payment systems to automated loans to USD-pegged stablecoins, DeFi has emerged as one of the most active sectors in the blockchain space, with a range of use cases for developers, individuals, and institutions. 

What Are the Benefits of Decentralized Finance?

Decentralized finance leverages three key principles of the Ethereum blockchain to unlock liquidity and growth opportunities, increase financial security and transparency, and support an integrated and standardized economic system. 

Programmability

Programmability

Highly programmable smart contracts automate execution and enable the creation of new financial instruments and digital assets.

Immutability

Immutability

Tamper-proof data coordination across a blockchain’s decentralized architecture increases security and auditability.

Interoperability

Interoperability

Ethereum’s composable software stack ensures that DeFi protocols and applications are built to integrate and complement one another.

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What Are the Use Cases for Decentralized Finance?

  • Know Your Transaction (KYT) and Compliance. Similar to the process of verifying the identities of customers and counterparties (KYC), blockchain-based DeFi solutions now enable businesses to easily monitor, analyze, and verify transaction details to prevent fraud and meet regulatory requirements.    
  • DeFi Data and Analytics. Track the value locked in DeFi protocols, borrow and supply APRs, exchange volumes, and more with our comprehensive and customizable data platform.
  • Token Utilization. Programmable “proof of use” standards for token networks align incentivizes during network launches and minimize passive speculation, ensuring that tokens end up in the hands of actual users.
  • Eth2 Staking. Our staking-as-a-service platform helps qualified validators earn rewards and avoid penalties for attesting blocks on the Eth2 Beacon Chain.
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The Q1 2020 Ethereum DeFi Report

A review and analysis of decentralized finance in Q1 2020 by Alethio Analytics, including COVID-19 and Black Thursday market events, the performance of high-profile DeFi protocols, and a DeFi outlook for the rest of 2020.

The Q1 2020 Ethereum DeFi Report
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