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DeFi – Past, Present and Future

The DeFi space is clearly at an interesting point.  On the one hand, DeFi tokens lost up to 95% of their value during the current market cooldown, NFTs and Metaverse have taken the spotlight and DeFi 2.0 lost its initial momentum. There were also a lot of exploits, regulatory uncertainties, […]

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Perpetual Protocol – Next Level In Decentralized Trading

So what is Perpetual Protocol all about? What are some of the improvements that come with the recently launched version 2 of the protocol? How does it make use of Uniswap V3? And what are perpetual futures in the first place? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.  […]

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DeFi 2.0 – A New Narrative? OlympusDAO, Tokemak Explained

So what is DeFi 2.0 all about? Is this just a new, temporary narrative or a paradigm shift? What are some of the most interesting DeFi 2.0 protocols? And what does this all mean for the already existing DeFi projects? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.  Intro  […]

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NFT Mania – Hype Or A New Paradigm

NFTs are clearly one of the hottest topics in crypto at the moment. CryptoPunks, Autoglyphs, Bored Apes, Pudgy Penguins – some of them selling for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.  So are NFTs just a hype or a paradigm change? What are some of the most interesting […]

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Rollups – The Ultimate Ethereum Scaling Solution

So what are rollups all about? What’s the difference between optimistic and ZK rollups? How is Arbitrum different from Optimism? And why are rollups considered to be the holy grail when it comes to scaling Ethereum? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article. Intro Ethereum scaling has been […]

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Bank Run in DeFi – Iron Finance Fiasco Explained

So what was the first large scale bank run in DeFi all about? Why is it so hard to create a working algorithmic stablecoin? And what can we learn from the IronFinance fiasco? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.  Algorithmic Stablecoins  IronFinance initially launched on Binance Smart […]

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How Does Thorchain Work? DeFi Explained

Intro  So what is Thorchain all about? How does it work? And how does it make it possible to swap between native assets across different blockchains? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.  With billions of dollars in trading volume, decentralised exchanges have been gaining more and more […]

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Polygon PoS Chain – A Commit Chain And Not A Sidechain?

So what is a commit chain? How is it different from a sidechain? And what makes Polygon Commit Chain a commit chain rather than a sidechain? We’ll answer all of these questions in this article.  Let’s start with understanding what exactly a sidechain is.  Sidechain  A sidechain, in essence, is […]

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How (Not) To Get Rekt – DeFi Hacks Explained

Intro Every opportunity comes with risks, and DeFi is no exception. For every way you can make money in DeFi, it seems there are at least two ways you can lose it. Although these risks can’t be avoided entirely, with careful risk management and sensible judgement, you can at least […]