What is DeFi (&Yield-Farming), and why does it matter?
(Duh, you already read this in the title, but we need to write it again, just to get some extra SEO points and rank this blog post higher.)
DeFi, sounds nice and catchy. Decentralized Finance. There. Now you know what DeFi is. Bye! (Reads as “Di-fay“)
For the ones who’d like to learn more about what DeFi is (and Yield-Farming), grab your beverage, and keep reading further.
If you are someone who is active in the crypto community, or even not that active, you have probably heard of DeFi.
DeFi can be a coin or a token based on Ethereum (ERC20), on the TRON network (TRC20), or any other blockchain that supports the creation of custom tokens, or as they professionally are called, “Contracts”.
Those contracts allow people to write their own code and deploy it on the blockchain of their preference. This way, we avoid middlemen. We avoid paying big percentages on transactions and other actions.
All the tokens created are not equal.
Every developer has a different vision, a different problem to solve.
In the last few months, a hype around DeFi started.
DeFi/Yield-Farming is the next big thing in cryptocurrencies.
The biggest trend currently around DeFi is “yield-farming“. Yeah, baby.
Yield-farming means that you give your money to a bank (in this case it’s a contract which exists to execute your investing plan) and in return, you get interest on top of your investment. This sounds freaking amazing, doesn’t it?
Let us know in the if you’d like to read more about the risks of Yield-Farming in another post and we’ll make sure your jaw drops. (Drop your e-mail on our homepage and we’ll send you our new posts, in case you enjoy this one until the end. JUST DO IT. WE WON’T SPAM.)
Here is an example of how you probably could make money.
Let’s assume a coin/token launches and it gets distributed through an ICO (Initial Coin Offering), an Airdrop or any way it gets distributed.
You buy that token from an exchange. For example, Uniswap.
Those specific exchanges are made to be Decentralized, so they fall under the term “DeFi” as well.
In order to trade on those DEX-es (Decentralized Exchanges), you need a plugin, such as Metamask.
Now that you managed to login on the exchange with your Metamask, it’s time to pick a token that promises you 1000% returns right after you buy it! yayyyyy!!11!
This is a little bit tricky, but always make sure you take advice from twitter people, because they want you to become rich overnight, but, right after they dump on you. (sell their tokens to you for at least x2 of the price they paid for it, initially.)
The opportunities in the crypto space have become countless, again.
New blood entering the markets, inexperienced traders (investors, as they call themselves) going after anything that gets promoted on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
You are greedy. I am greedy, we all are greedy.
For that reason, we FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) tokens with market buy orders.
Imagine everyone trying to get rich overnight. What do they do?
They simply FOMO any new tokens that get listed on X and Y exchange and expect there’s going to be another fool 10000 fools who will do the same. It’s just that simple. Sounds familiar?
A ponzi you say?
Are those tokens worth the price investors are paying? Who knows? Probably not, but they tend to make you money if you’re fast and smart enough to know when to pull out (your investment). No pun intended.
Yield-Farming. tl;dr. version because it’s time to get back to farming assets.
You put your money in a pool with other people. While more people add funds in that pool the price of your token rises. The more people invest, the more monies you cheeky investors get. Simple as that.
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