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What is Blockchain?

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Blockchain is a technology that has sprung into popularity in the last decade alongside the rise of cryptocurrencies and other…

What are Cryptocurrencies?

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Cryptocurrencies are peer-to-peer, digital assets that operate on decentralized blockchain networks. Just like the US dollar or other government-issued currencies,…

What is Proof of Work?

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With government-issued currencies (fiat currencies) like the USD or EUR, a central authority such as a government or a bank…

What is a Decentralised Market?

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A cryptocurrency market is typically decentralised, which means that the technology enables participants to directly deal with each other instead…

What is a Centralised Market?

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The main point of centralised markets is that all orders are led to one central exchange with no other competing…

What is Bitcoin?

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Bitcoin (BTC) is the first widely known cryptocurrency, and was released in January 2009. It was invented by a pseudonymous…

What is Ethereum?

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Ethereum is a cryptocurrency network that was launched in 2015. Its currency is known as Ether (ETH), and much like…

What is Proof of Stake?

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Ethereum is currently transitioning to Proof of Stake (PoS). This means that the network is secured not by lots of…

What is a Smart Contract?

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The main innovation that Ethereum brought over Bitcoin is the idea of the smart contract. Smart contracts are sets of…

What is Gas?

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Gas is a term used to refer to the amount of computational work required to validate a transaction. This work…

What are Dapps?

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A Dapp (or a decentralised application) is a software application that is built on top of smart contracts that reside…

How can I buy and sell crypto?

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You can buy and sell cryptocurrencies in mainly two kinds of places: Decentralised Exchanges (DEXs) and Centralised Exchanges. Decentralised Exchanges…

How do Keys and Addresses work?

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An address is a unique location on a blockchain network, which can receive, hold and send tokens. Every address consists…

What is a Wallet?

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A wallet is a piece of software that can hold cryptocurrencies by storing their private keys, which are used in…

What is DeFi?

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Decentralised Finance, or DeFi, is an umbrella term describing open financial products and services that aim to provide an alternative…

What is a Stablecoin?

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A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to an asset. This asset can be another cryptocurrency…

What is a DAO?

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A DAO, or a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, is basically a new way of how communities can come together to create…

What is a Decentralised Exchange?

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Centralised exchanges, both in traditional markets and in crypto, operate by means of the order book model. This means that…

What are Liquidity Pools?

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Liquidity pools, at their simplest, are a collective pool of funds which are used to provide liquidity for a given…

What is a Central Limit Order Book?

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A Central Limit Order Book (CLOB) is the basis for the earliest type of exchanges, specifically stock exchanges such as…

What is an Automated Market Maker?

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Some decentralised exchanges rely on liquidity pools to provide a liquid market for a given pair of tokens. This works…

How do Interest Rates work in DeFi?

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An important difference between DeFi and CeFi (centralised finance) in lending and borrowing is that the interest rates are usually…

How can I start in DeFi with Stake DAO?

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Stake DAO makes it really simple for anyone to start participating in DeFi, with our email-based login experience. The first…

What are the Risks involved in DeFi?

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DeFi removes most of the risks associated with traditional finance due to its radically different design. Since DeFi protocols are…

What is Staking?

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Staking, in general, refers to the process of locking up funds in secure smart contracts to benefit the network in…

What is Layer 2?

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Layer 2 is the generic name given to the space of projects which are dedicated to scaling the use of…

What are NFTs?

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An NFT, or a ‘non-fungible token’, is a particular type of blockchain token that cannot be divided into smaller fractions…

What are the different Tokens on Ethereum?

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The Ethereum blockchain was designed to support the development of decentralised applications by many different parties at the same time.…

What is Interoperability?

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Interoperability is an umbrella term which refers to a category of technologies and projects that aim to allow distinct blockchain…

What are Wrapped Tokens?

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Wrapped Tokens are a type of cryptocurrency, whose value is pegged at a 1:1 ratio to another cryptocurrency. Wrapped…

What is Slippage?

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Slippage is a characteristic of modern, high speed financial markets, where the price at which an order is requested is…

What is Yield Farming?

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Yield Farming, also known as Liquidity Mining, is the financial strategy where users lock up their funds in a liquidity…

What is APY and how is it calculated?

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APY stands for Annual Percentage Yield, and is a figure which represents the real financial gain in percentage per year,…

What are Flashloans?

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A Flashloan is a type of loan in DeFi where you are not required to lock up any security or…

What are Synthetic Assets?

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Synthetic Assets are a form of crypto-assets which derive their value from some other asset in the ecosystem, which may…

How do Options work in DeFi?

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Options are a common type of financial derivative, meaning that their value is derived from an underlying asset such as…

Why are Liquidity Provider tokens valuable?

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In a decentralised market, the constant buying and selling of currency requires large reserves of many different currencies to facilitate…

What is Leverage?

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Leverage is a useful concept in both traditional and decentralised finance, allowing large profits (or losses) to be made on…

What is Livepeer?

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Livepeer is a decentralised platform for streaming videos over the internet. Video streaming is a heavy-duty activity for any computer…

What are Liquidations?

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In DeFi, liquidations are a critical event that occur when a loan becomes undercollateralised, i.e. when the value of…

What is Arbitrage?

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Arbitrage is the name given to the practice of exploiting price differences across a market in order to generate a…

What are Tokenomics?

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In traditional economics, central banks are in charge of a currency's monetary policy. In most cases, they tend to work…
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