How To DeFi

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is fast disrupting the traditional financial sector. How To DeFi is a must-read book for anyone looking to learn DeFi. It is packed with simple explanations and step-by-step guides to help you understand and get started in this fast-developing ecosystem.

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"This is an excellent resource for anyone who wants a comprehensive introduction to DeFi."
Kain Warwick
Founder of Synthetix
"This book details the new economies created by a generation of bankless pioneers. It's the best introduction you could ask for."
Mariano Conti
Head of Smart Contracts at Maker Foundation
"If I didn't know anything about DeFi and needed to learn from scratch, this book is where I'd start."
Felix Feng
CEO of TokenSets
"There is a lot of content about decentralized finance available but nothing matches this depth and comprehensiveness of this book."
Leighton Cusack
CEO of PoolTogether

What is DeFi?

DeFi is the acronym for Decentralized Finance which refers to financial services that are built on top of distributed networks without central intermediaries. The beauty of DeFi is that anyone with a device and internet can have access to financial products. We are already starting to see how DeFi could potentially disrupt traditional finance.

Find out more about the wonders of DeFi with our How to DeFi book!

Chapters included in this book

Part 1: Centralized & Decentralized Finance

Chapter 1: The Traditional Financial Institutions

The Banks
Decentralized Finance vs Traditional Finance

Chapter 2: What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?

The DeFi Ecosystem
How Decentralized is DeFi

Part Two: Getting into DeFi

Chapter 3: The Decentralized Layer: Ethereum

What is Ethereum?
What is Smart Contract?
What are Decentralized Applications?

Chapter 4: Ethereum Wallets

Custodial vs Non Custodial Wallets
Argent Wallet
Metamask Wallet

Part Three: Deep Diving into DeFi

Chapter 5: Decentralized Stablecoins

Maker’s Collateral Ratio, Stability Fee
Dai Savings Rate
Sai vs Dai
Minting and Saving Dai

Chapter 6: Decentralized Lending and Borrowing

Start Borrowing on Compound
Price Movement and Liquidation
Lending on Compound

Chapter 7: Decentralized Exchanges

Liquidity Pools
Automated Market Makers Mechanism
Leveraged Trading
Decentralized Margin Trading

Chapter 8: Decentralized Derivatives

Synthetic Assets
Index Synths
Minting Synthetic Assets

Chapter 9: Decentralized Fund Management

Robo and Social Trading Sets
Buying a Set

Chapter 10: Decentralized Lottery

Lending on Compound vs Participating on PoolTogether
Buying a Ticket on PoolTogether

Chapter 11: Decentralized Payments

Payment Streams
How to Stream Payments

Chapter 12: Decentralized Insurance

Nexus Mutual
Buying Insurance with Nexus Mutual

Chapter 13: DeFi Dashboard

What is a Dashboard?
Using DeFiSnap Dashboard

Part Four: DeFi in Action

Chapter 14: DeFi in Action

Surviving Argentina’s High Inflation
Uniswap’s Ban

Chapter 15: DeFi is the Future, and the Future is Now

DeFi is the Future, and the Future is Now

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