Learn more about decentralized finance. Understand the infrastructure of decentralized finance, assess opportunities in this space, and screen out ideas that are likely to fail.
DeFi and the Future of Finance is a four-course learning experience. DeFi, or Decentralized Finance, is a new technology whereby users interact as peers with algorithms or smart contracts rather than through traditional intermediaries such as banks, brokerages, or insurance companies. Technology has the potential to transform finance as we know it. It solves key problems in traditional finance, such as lack of inclusion, inefficiency, opacity, centralized control, and lack of interoperability.
- The first course, DeFi Infrastructure, focuses on the historical evolution of decentralized finance and the problems that DeFi solves.
- The second course, DeFi Primitives, deals with mechanics, supply and ownership, and loans and swaps.
- The third course, DeFi Deep Dive, explores the leading protocols, including MakerDAO, Compound, Aave, Uniswap, and dYdX.
- The fourth course, DeFi Risks and Opportunities, analyze the key risks, including smart contract risk, governance risk, scaling as well as regulatory issues. The final part of the course sketches a vision of finance in the future, including the winners and the losers.
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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Deep Dive
DeFi and the Future of Finance is a set of four courses that focus on decentralized finance. The third course is called DeFi Deep Dive. You must do the first two courses I. DeFi Infrastructure and II. DeFi Primitives before doing this course. It is the longest of the four courses and focuses on some of the leading protocols in the DeFi space. We will look at Credit and Lending (and feature MakerDAO, Compound, and Aave), Decentralized Exchange with an analysis of how protocols like Uniswap and Balancer works, Derivatives (featuring Yield Protocol, dYdX and Synthetix), and Tokenization with an analysis of Set Protocol as well as wrapped bitcoin. We include detailed examples of how the mechanics work for many of these leading protocols. For example, we show how to use a dYdX flash swap to execute an arbitrage transaction (take advantage of different prices on different exchanges for the same asset).
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