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So what is the current state of decentralized finance? Where are we with different scaling solutions on Ethereum? How about DeFi on other chains? And what is the most likely scenario when it comes to the future of DeFi? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

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Intro

So what is the long-awaited Uniswap V3 all about? How is it different from V2? Will this be a game-changer when it comes to the Automated Market Makers space? And will it launch directly on Layer 2? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Uniswap

Although Uniswap, as one of the core DeFi projects, doesn’t need much of an introduction, let’s quickly go through a few major points before we jump into V3.

Uniswap, in essence, is a protocol for decentralized and permissionless exchange of tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.


So what is Polygon, previously Matic, all about? How will it help with scaling Ethereum? Why does it claim to be Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchains? And why is it sometimes compared to Polkadot and Cosmos? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Now, let’s see how Polygon came into existence.

Matic Network

Before the rebranding to Polygon, the project was known as Matic or Matic Network.

Matic was started in 2017 by 3 founders who were active participants in the cryptocurrency community in India and decided to band together and tackle Ethereum’s scaling problems.

The team worked on 2 main…


So what is Binance Smart Chain? How is it different from Ethereum? And what is CeDeFi all about? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

First, let’s see how Binance Smart Chain came into existence.

Binance Chain

In April 2018, Binance — one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, decided to launch their own blockchain — Binance Chain.

The main idea behind Binance Chain was to create a high-speed blockchain able to support large transaction throughput.

To achieve this, the team behind Binance Chain chose the Tendermint consensus model with instant finality and instead of supporting multiple applications, decided to focus…


So what exactly is gas? Why are transaction fees so high at the moment? And what are some of the ways to make the transaction cost lower? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Let’s start with what gas actually is.

What Is Gas

Gas is a unit used for measuring the amount of computational effort required to perform specific actions on the Ethereum blockchain.

The name itself hasn’t been chosen by accident. Similarly to gasoline fueling a car and allowing it to drive, gas on the Ethereum network fuels transactions and allows them to perform different operations.


So what’s the future of finance? Is decentralized finance better than the current financial system? What problems does it solve? And does it have a chance to improve or completely replace traditional finance? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

The Financial System

The financial system that we know today went through decades of technological advances.

The earliest attempts to make finance more efficient started as early as the 1920s with the introduction of accounting machines and punch cards. This was followed by the rise of the mainframe computers that significantly sped up the banking system in the 1950s and beyond.


So what are derivatives? Why are they important? And what are some of the most popular derivatives protocols in defi? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Derivatives

Derivatives are one of the key elements of any mature financial system. As the name suggests derivatives derive their value from something. This “something” is usually the price of another underlying financial asset such as a stock, a bond, a commodity, an interest rate, a currency or a cryptocurrency. Some of the most commonly used derivatives are forwards, futures, options and swaps.

There are two main use cases for derivatives: hedging…


So what is Aave all about? How was it able to go from 0 to $3B in total value locked in less than a year? And what’s the use case for the AAVE token? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Let’s start from the beginning.

ETHLend

The initial version of Aave — which is currently one of the most popular lending protocols in decentralized finance — came into existence in 2017. Before the rebranding that happened later in September 2018, the project was known as ETHLend.


So what is The Graph Protocol all about? Why do some people call it the Google of Blockchains? And what is the use case for the GRT token? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Let’s start with what The Graph actually is.

Introduction

The Graph is an indexing protocol for querying blockchain data that enables the creation of fully decentralized applications.

The project was started in late 2017 by a trio of software engineers who were frustrated by the lack of tooling in the Ethereum ecosystem which made building decentralized applications hard. …


So what’s the story behind Decentralized Finance? How has all of this started? What happened in DeFi in 2020? And where are we going in the future? You’ll find answers to these questions in this article.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Although there is no one agreed-upon date when decentralized finance was born, there were a few important events that made DeFi possible.

Bitcoin

The first of them was the creation of Bitcoin in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.

Despite whether Bitcoin should be classified as DeFi or not, its inception was the key enabler for the whole cryptocurrency industry which decentralized…

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