👨‍🏫Learn to DeFi: A Visual Guide

Hello Defiers! For those of us in the U.S., today is a holiday. After stuffing our faces with BBQ and washing it down with light American beer while watching gunpowder explode in many colors in the sky 🎆, we need a day to recover.

But for our degens across the rest of the globe, we wanted to offer a visual guide to the definitions and data sources you need as you’re understanding and exploring this new world of decentralized finance. Read on!


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🛠️ DeFi 101: A Visual Guide to Definitions and Data Sources

Our very own Robin Schmidt, who you know from The Defiant YouTube, created this slideshow in May for CoinDesk’s Consensus 2021 conference. Last Friday, he presented it again in a livestream that you can check out here.

Or flip through the slides on your own time.

👉READ THE FULL PIECE IN THE DEFIANT.IO 👈


🙌 Together with: 

  • Balancer, one of the leading DeFi automated market makers (AMM) for multiple tokens. Dive into their pools at https://balancer.finance/!

  • Kraken, consistently rated the best and most secure cryptocurrency exchange, which can get you from fiat to DeFi

  • Aave, an open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol where users can earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. 

  • Kyber DMM, an automated market maker which prioritizes permissionless liquidity contribution and high capital efficiency


The Defiant wants to hear from you!

What do you want to learn? To give you all a sneak peek, we’re building a series of courses to take you down the crypto rabbit hole! Maybe you need a better handle on the basics - private keys and wallets and all these dank memes. Or maybe you just want to stake one token, just one, and watch it earn some interest (oooo ahhhh). Or maybe you’re ready to put your spurs and cowboy hat and really jump into the Wild West of yield farming for insane gains.

Whatever it is, we’re interested in teaching and learning together.

Drop our very own Bailey Reutzel a line at bailey@thedefiant.io with your suggestions.


✊ Head to THEDEFIANT.IO for more DeFi news 📰


🧑‍💻 ✍️ Stories in this newsletter were created by Robin Schmidt and Bailey Reutzel and edited by Camila Russo. Videos were produced by Robin Schmidt and Alp Gasimov.


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