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CDCROP: DEFI Crypto Currency Finance Technology (Andrey Popov/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

What Are DeFi Tokens?

Decentralized finance tokens provide crypto users with access to a number of bank-like services such as loans, lending and insurance.
CDCROP: DEFI Crypto Currency Finance Technology (Andrey Popov/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
CDCROP: Ghosts in a pool (MidJourney/CoinDesk)

Aave: Understanding the Crypto Lending Platform

Aave connects crypto borrowers and lenders directly, removing the need for a middleman.
CDCROP: Ghosts in a pool (MidJourney/CoinDesk)
Issues with both DeFi and CeFi need resolution (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)

DeFi vs. CeFi in Crypto

Decentralized finance is a core value in crypto, but DeFi platforms can have a steep learning curve. Centralized finance platforms can provide an easier and more familiar point of entry for people.
Issues with both DeFi and CeFi need resolution (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)
Maker (Unsplash)

How Does MakerDAO Work? Understanding the 'Central Bank of Crypto'

The decentralized finance project is known for its overcollateralized stablecoin, DAI, as well as its decentralized governance.
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Sushi (Unsplash)

What Is SushiSwap? How to Get Started on the Crypto Exchange

The fully decentralized exchange allows users to swap Ethereum-based tokens for one another.
Sushi (Unsplash)
Flash loan

What Is a Flash Loan?

A guide to one of DeFi’s most innovative and controversial features.
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CDCROP: Liquidity Pool (Unsplash)

What Are Liquidity Pools?

The term refers to a collection of tokens or digital assets locked in a smart contract that provide essential liquidity to decentralized exchanges.
CDCROP: Liquidity Pool (Unsplash)
CDCROP: Charts Markets Graph (Pixabay)

What Is DeFi?

Decentralized finance (DeFi) applications aim to cut out the middlemen of our everyday finances.
CDCROP: Charts Markets Graph (Pixabay)
CDCROP: farming, vegetables (Chantal Garnier/Unsplash)

What Is Yearn? A Guide to the Gateway of Decentralized Finance

Yearn.Finance, a pioneer of decentralized finance, aims to be the “Amazon of DeFi” with automated investments and more than 20% yields. Here’s how it works.
CDCROP: farming, vegetables (Chantal Garnier/Unsplash)
CDCROP: Pancakes (Mae Mu/Unsplash)

What Is PancakeSwap? Here’s How to Start Using It

PancakeSwap is a quick and cheap decentralized exchange.
CDCROP: Pancakes (Mae Mu/Unsplash)
Axie Infinity reached a record $2.5 billion in trading volume in September 2021 (AxieInfinity.com)

Want to Play Axie Infinity? Here’s What You Need to Know

Looking to dive into your first play-to-earn game? Axie Infinity could be a good place to start.
Axie Infinity reached a record $2.5 billion in trading volume in September 2021 (AxieInfinity.com)
CDCROP: Financial chart at digital display DeFi data concept (Getty)

DeFi Analytics: How to Use Data to Make Smarter Investment Decisions

When it comes to DeFi investing, knowledge really is power. A big part of this comes from reliable data that can often be hard to find.
CDCROP: Financial chart at digital display DeFi data concept (Getty)
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Emerging DeFi Technology Trends to Watch

An introduction to crypto bridges, self-repaying loans, synthetic securities and more. This is the fourth and final part of a series on understanding DeFi.
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What's a DeFi Wallet, and How to Choose the Right One

Certain DeFi protocols can sometimes be supported by specific crypto wallet services. Here's what you need to know.
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CDCROP: Fifty dollar bill swimming on clear blue water (Getty Images)

What Is a DEX? How Decentralized Crypto Exchanges Work

DEXs charge users much lower fees than their centralized counterparts, but can be much more difficult to navigate and use.
CDCROP: Fifty dollar bill swimming on clear blue water (Getty Images)
Gamer (Fredrick Tendong/Unsplash)

How to Pick the Right Play-to-Earn Game for You

A growing number of people are making money playing games in the world of GameFi, but it's important to be ready and do your research.
Gamer (Fredrick Tendong/Unsplash)
A safe deposit box (Getty Images)

Why TVL Matters in DeFi: Total Value Locked Explained

An acronym you’ll see a lot around crypto is TVL or "total value locked." Here’s why.
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DeFi risk concept crocodile (Getty)

How to Stay Safe in DeFi: Red Flags and Risks You Need to Know

Scams, exploits and fatal code errors are among the biggest risks associated with using DeFi platforms.
DeFi risk concept crocodile (Getty)
CDCROP: Farm Farming Farmhouse (Timothy Eberly/Unsplash)

What Is Yield Farming? The Rocket Fuel of DeFi, Explained

If the terms “yield farming,” “DeFi” and “liquidity mining” and are all Greek to you, fear not. We’re here to catch you up.
CDCROP: Farm Farming Farmhouse (Timothy Eberly/Unsplash)
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Paying Off Student Loans? You Can Do It With Crypto

Thanks to innovative DeFi platforms, there are now more options available for student borrowers who wish to repay their loans using crypto.
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Game controller (Getty Images Plus)

GameFi: How to Earn Crypto Playing Games Online

Online gaming is no longer just a pastime.
Game controller (Getty Images Plus)
pool

What Is an Automated Market Maker?

Automated market makers incentivize users to become liquidity providers in exchange for a share of transaction fees and free tokens.
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CDCROP: Red traffic light (Getty Images)

DeFi Lending: 3 Major Risks to Know

Whenever navigating any unregulated space, it’s crucially important to be aware of the risks.
CDCROP: Red traffic light (Getty Images)
CDCROP: Uniswap unicorn balloon (Getty Images)

What Is Uniswap? A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Uniswap is an automated ethereum-based crypto exchange with its own governance token, UNI.
CDCROP: Uniswap unicorn balloon (Getty Images)


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