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How to DeFi: Advanced

Author: Coin Gecko

Decentralized Finance is taking over the world. Learn how to get started and join the revolution.

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Format

Kindle, Paperback

Year of Publishing

2021

Category: Tag: Product ID: 19491

Description

Decentralized Finance’s (DeFi) mission is clear: reinventing traditional finance’s infrastructure and interface with greater transparency, accessibility, efficiency, convenience, and interoperability. By April 2021, there has been over $86 billion worth of cryptocurrencies locked up in the DeFi applications, 86 times larger than a year ago.

The traditional financial industry is getting rapidly disrupted and DeFi is reshaping the way global financial systems operate. In this book, you will learn about various decentralized financial primitives, such as stablecoins, exchanges, lending, insurance, derivatives, and more.

DeFi has already existed since 2018, but it has recently witnessed a surge in popularity in the first half of 2021 with no ceiling in sight. Use this book to gain insight into the novel financial innovations enabled by DeFi. Join us in this exciting adventure of redefining finance.

In this book, you will discover:

  • What is DeFi and the key categories within it
  • An insider’s look at how to evaluate various DeFi protocols
  • Services that empower the DeFi ecosystem: Oracles and Data Aggregators
  • Multichain bridges that seamlessly connect and move funds between blockchains
  • Causes of DeFi exploits and how can you avoid them

Table of Contents

  • Part One: State of DeFi
    • Chapter 1: Defi Snapshot
      • DeFi Summer 2020
      • DeFi Ecosystem
      • Rise of Gas Fees
      • DeFi is Going Mainstream
    • Chapter 2: DeFi Activities
      • Yield Farming
      • Liquidity Mining
      • Airdrops
      • Initial DEX Offerings (IDO)
        • Initial Bonding Curve Offering (IBCO)
        • Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool (LBP)
        • Initial Farm Offering (IFO)
      • Yield Farming: Step-by-Step Guide
      • Associated Risks
  • Part Two: Evaluating DeFi Sectors
    • Chapter 3: Decentralized Exchanges
      • Types of DEX
      • Automated Market Makers (AMMs)
        • The Various Automated Market Makers (AMMs)
          • Uniswap
          • SushiSwap
          • Balancer
          • Curve Finance
          • Bancor
        • What are the differentiators between the AMMs?
          • I. Pool Fees
          • II. Liquidity Mining
          • III Pool Weightage
        • Associated Risks of using AMMs
          • I. Price Slippage
          • II. Front-running
          • III. Impermanent Loss
    • Chapter 4: DEX Aggregators
      • DEX Aggregator Protocols
        • 1inch Network
        • Matcha
        • Paraswap
      • DEX Aggregator’s Performance Factors
      • Which DEX Aggregator offers the most value?
      • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 5: Decentralized Lending & Borrowing
      • Overview of Lending & Borrowing Protocols
        • Compound
        • Maker
        • Aave
        • Cream Finance
      • Protocols Deep Dive
        • Assets Supported
        • Revenue
        • Total Value Locked (TVL)
        • Utilization ratio (Borrowing Volume/TVL)
      • Lending and Borrowing Rates
        • Lenders
        • Borrowers
      • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 6: Decentralized Stablecoins and Stableassets
      • Centralized Stablecoin
        • Tether (USDT)
      • Decentralized Stablecoin
        • DAI
      • How do we resolve the stablecoin issue?
      • What are Algorithmic Stablecoins and Stableassets?
        • Rebase Model
          • Ampleforth
        • Seigniorage Model
          • Empty Set Dollar
          • Basis Cash
          • Frax Finance
        • How has Algorithmic Stablecoins fared so far?
        • Why has FRAX succeeded?
        • The Next Generation of Algorithmic Stablecoins and Stableassets
          • Fei Protocol
          • Reflexer
          • Float Protocol
        • How will these new Algorithmic Stablecoins and Stableassets fare?
          • I. Collateralization
          • II. Trader Incentives/Disincentives
          • III. Emergency Powers
        • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 7: Decentralized Derivatives
      • Decentralized Perpetuals
        • Perpetual Protocol
        • dYdX
        • Comparison between Perpetual Protocol and dYdX
      • Decentralized Options
        • Hegic
        • Opyn
        • Comparison between Hegic and Opyn
      • Synthetic Assets
        • Synthetix
        • UMA
        • Comparison between Synthetic and UMA
        • Notable Mentions
        • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 8: Decentralized Insurance
      • What is Insurance?
      • How does Insurance work?
      • Does Crypto need Insurance?
      • DeFi Insurance Protocols
        • Nexus Mutual
        • Armor Protocol
        • Cover Protocol
      • Comparison between Nexus Mutual and Cover Protocol
        • Capital Efficiency
        • Covers Available
        • Claim Payout Ratio
      • Associated Risks
  • Part Three: Emerging DeFi Categories
    • Chapter 9: Decentralized Indices
      • DeFi ETF Landscape
        • Index Cooperative (INDEX)
        • Indexed Finance (NDX)
        • PowerPool Concentrated Voting Power (CVP)
        • Comparing the Protocol Indices
          • Protocol Fees
          • Protocol Strategies
          • Fund Weighting
      • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 10: Decentralized Prediction Markets
      • How do Prediction Protocols work?
      • Market-Making
      • Resolution
      • Prediction Market Protocols
        • Augur
        • Omen
      • What are the other key differences between Augur and Omen?
      • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 11: Decentralized Fixed-Interest Rate Protocols
      • Overview of Fixed Interest Rates Protocols
        • Yield
        • Saffron.Finance
        • Horizon Finance
      • Which FIRP should I use?
      • Associated Risks
    • Chapter 12: Decentralized Yield Aggregators
      • Yield Aggregators Protocols
        • Yearn Finance
          • Vaults
          • Strategies
        • Yearn Finance Partnerships
        • Alpha Finance
        • Badger Finance
        • Harvest Finance
      • Comparison of Yield Aggregators
      • Associated Risks
  • Part Four: Technology Underpinning DeFi
    • Chapter 13: Oracles and Data Aggregators
      • Oracle Protocols
        • Chainlink
        • Band Protocol
      • Data Aggregators
        • The Graph Protocol
        • Covalent
    • Chapter 14: Multi-Chain Protocols & Cross-Chain Bridges
      • Protocols and Bridge Overview
        • Ren Project
        • ThorChain
        • Binance Bridge
        • Anyswap
        • Terra Bridge
    • Chapter 15: DeFi Exploits
      • Causes of Exploits
        • 1. Economic Exploits/Flash Loans
        • 2. Code in Production Culture
        • 3. Sloppy Coding and Insufficient Audits
        • 4. Rug Pull (Inside Jobs)
        • 5. Oracle Attacks
        • 6. Metamask Attack
      • Flash Loans
        • What are Flash Loans?
        • Usage of Flash Loans
        • Flash Loan Protocol: Furucombo
        • Case Study: bZx Flash Loans Hack
        • Flash Loan Summary
      • Solutions
        • Internal Insurance Fund
        • Insurance
        • Bug Bounty
        • Other Possible Solutions
      • Tips for Individuals
        • Don’t Give Smart Contracts Unlimited Approval
        • Revoking Unlimited Approvals from Smart Contracts
        • Use a Hardware Wallet
        • Use a Separate Browser Profile
    • Chapter 16: The Future of Finance
      • How Long Before Institutions Build on These Networks?
      • Where Does This Take Us in the Next 5 to 10 Years?

 


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