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To the outsider, decentralized finance (DeFi) sounds weird enough by itself. Now try and imagine a new sector of DeFi called, “Weird DeFi.” “Weird” is probably the best description for it because it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on under the hood with these new protocols.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is still all the rage in crypto these days. With more users onboarding from the traditional world of finance, it’s only natural they’d want to hedge some of their risks. That’s where DeFi insurance comes in. As such, this article takes a closer look at some options for decentralized insurance, such as Nexus Mutual.

As we enter an exciting new paradigm of finance and technology, many traditional institutions are struggling to keep up with the blockchain revolution. What once seemed like a pipe dream - providing financial services to the masses without the need for traditional banks - is now becoming a highly debated topic. As cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and decentralized finance become increasingly popular, a seemingly radical question emerges: can crypto kill the banks?

The decentralized finance (DeFi) sector continues to both evolve and amaze and yet another platform worth looking into is that of TokenSets. TokenSets is an asset management platform that automates crypto trading strategies. It provides an interface to create and buy Strategy Enabled Tokens (Set tokens). And each Set token holds a basket of cryptocurrencies whilst also representing a trading strategy.

If you stumbled across Ampleforth’s native token, AMPL, whilst perusing A site such CoinGecko, you might have dismissed it as just another DeFi token. Maybe you thought it was another one of those governance tokens that granted voting rights. Or maybe you’d heard about it and assumed it was some over-hyped accounting trick. However, this article breaks down all there is to know about Ampleforth.

With some of the Yield Farming profits dropping and the most intense DeFi hysteria waning, another digital asset has been gaining traction that may be able to kickstart the blockchain space: namely, non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Non-fungible tokens could be the future of music and art, gaming, and even real estate. But, since the terms “fungible” and “non-fungible” can be somewhat confusing, let’s dig into what it all means.

As little as a decade ago, you might have been laughed at for bringing up Bitcoin as an asset class you had tremendous confidence in. You might have heard people asking “isn’t crypto a scam?”, dismissing it as something restricted for nefarious activity or cybercrime. In 2020, however, the picture is quite different. In fact, confidence in crypto has never been higher - and a lot of factors suggest it is set to keep rising. Moreover, with trust in traditional financial systems and fiat currencies at a low level, having confidence in crypto is no longer something merely for eccentrics.

This year, some of the biggest developments in the cryptocurrency industry have been due to the uptick in decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, offering many of the same services as the legacy financial institutions, but on-chain. This is why we are now breaking down the top 10 DeFi platforms according to the Defi Pulse listing.

Yearn Vaults (stylized as yEarn Vaults) are one of the more exciting things happening in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space right now. Yearn Vaults are the brainchild of Yearn Finance, and comes as a response to the recent yield farming and liquidity mining trends. Specifically, Yearn Vaults are pools of funds following certain strategies, which attempt to provide passive income streams through competitive yield farming strategies.

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