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 understand 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

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

Chapter 6: Decentralized Lending and Borrowing

Compound
cTokens
Start Borrowing on Compound
Price Movement and Liquidation
Lending on Compound

Chapter 7: Decentralized Exchanges

Uniswap
Liquidity Pools
Automated Market Makers Mechanism
dYdX
Leveraged Trading
Decentralized Margin Trading

Chapter 8: Decentralized Derivatives

Synthetix
Synthetic Assets
Index Synths
Minting Synthetic Assets

Chapter 9: Decentralized Fund Management

TokenSets
Robo and Social Trading Sets
Buying a Set

Chapter 10: Decentralized Lottery

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

Chapter 11: Decentralized Payments

Sablier
Payment Streams
How to Stream Payments

Chapter 12: Decentralized Insurance

Nexus Mutual
Buying Insurance with Nexus Mutual
Opyn
oTokens

Chapter 13: DeFi Dashboard

DeFiSnap
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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