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What is Decentralized Finance

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This is commonly known as DeFi. It is known that cryptocurrencies are digital assets that are not controlled by any banks or government. These digital tokens can be transferred or sent to anyone from anyone in all corners of the globe without the need of a bank or any financial institute. Cryptocurrencies are decentralized money. Compared to the paper currency that we currently used, these are centralized currencies which rely on a central authority. Decentralized finance aims to replace our current financial system.

DeFi is a term used to define financial services with no central authority. The use of decentralized money like certain cryptocurrencies that can be programmed for automated activity can lead to the building of exchanges, lending services, insurance companies and other organizations that don’t have any owner and are not controlled by anyone.

What are the risks of DeFi:

  • Still in its infancy stage.
  • Use cautiously with a small amount of money.
  • Some services are only partially centralized.
  • Intensive research is needed before attempting to avail of any services you want to invest in.