Many people are still trying to come to grips with how the DeFi world works. To the uninitiated, it is the borderless outcome of decentralization that is yielding fruits. Blockchain has brought a new frontier to the global finance landscape, and now, the centralized banking regulators across the globe are scrambling to keep up.
Justswap, Binance Smartchain, Uniswap and Anyswap, are just a few of the major players in the unfolding world of token swap and the unfolding world of DeFi.
Uniswap emerged as the first real proof the cryptocurrencies and blockchain are bottomless. After an amazing three year run of Bitcoin and thee altcoins, 2020 opened a new vista for investors to see first-hand, another side of the crypto revolution. Leveraged trading is an area of crypto finance that reports ROI like DeFi, but it is centralized and far more volatile.
Decentralized finance exemplified by Uniswap makes it possible for investors to access liquidity or trade the same for value when they trade against a smart contract -driven pool of assets. When an investor adds individual assets to the Unipool, they are able to earn a share of profits generated. Payouts are made possible using ether or tokens.
In simple terms, it is akin to bringing your funds to a bank, and you earn an interest for the funds deposited. And in addition, a share of the bank’s dividends. However, the reverse is also true: if the market faces a downturn, the ratio of deposited tokens to the number of requests for liquidity will be tilted, making net earnings to plummet.
In a scenario like this, the value of your pool deposits will also shrink as deposits outstrip requests within the pool. While such scenarios as above has occurred this year, they were short-lived spasms that soon gave way to positive earnings.
The Uniswap model is very much what obtains with other yield farming upstarts like Anyswap, Sushiswap and others. While there are bits of differences, they are all variants of the same thing. Liquidity pools might differ from one platform to another in terms of rates and charges. Essentially, it is important to say that there are no centralized order books like traditional exchanges.
What DeFi Platforms Trade In
Many DeFi platforms are based on the Ethereum protocol as a result of its ready-to-use smart contract functionality. Smart contracts automatically initiate and complete transactions between parties while accurately ensuring adherence to the terms of agreement.
In recent weeks, other cross platform DeFi projects have entered the fray. Tron ecosystem and the Binance Chain has also launched DeFi platforms that are resourced to seamlessly transact with Ethereum blockchain. Most tokens used are either ERC-20 based or are compliant with other recent ERCs like 223, 777 and 721.
Benefits of Decentralized Finance
What Defi has made possible for yield farmers can be itemized. There are several bright spots to the whole new world of DeFi.
Ease of transactions
Transaction ease stands out as a leading advantage here. No one has to commute or travel to a certain physical location to complete a transaction. With an internet service in place, you only need to navigate to the website, connect your ERC-20 or similar wallet, and start earning.
Seamless returns on investment
There are no bottlenecks to earning here. As the t fixed duration-pools mature, payouts are made to investors. These payouts go directly to your wallet and whether it is midnight or noon day, you can access your wallet and swap for fiat or use the tokens as you wish.
You can also decide to remove your wallets from the pool and exit with no delays.
Bureaucracy is eliminated
One of the leading features of the modern day is an increasing intolerance to bureaucracies. DeFi does this so well that you do not have to bother about moving from a table to the other to complete forms or authorization. Smart contracts have made life easier and dismantled bottlenecks on the pathway of productivity.
The Easier Path to Launch Newer Tokens
With DeFi, newer tokens have a short cut to fame and acceptance. For example, YFI made its mark in 2020 not as a traditional crypto like BTC, but rather as a DeFi creation. On YFI platform, the token is used to remunerate investors on the platform. Its initial issuance was done to fund the platform sustenance and governance.
Other projects like Sun crypto was created also to remunerate users of the new Tron DeFi platform which will also run like Uniswap. Binance Chain has launched its service, and this will also incentivize users with its native BNB.
As long as there is credibility and clear governance structures, yield farming and related projects open a new frontier for investors around the globe. It is also good to note that in the world of investment, you must never put in more than what you cannot afford to lose.