The year 2021 will bring DeFi into adolescence

The year 2021 will bring DeFi into adolescence

2021 will be a pivotal year for DeFi by transforming the way we see financial services and the future of money. Following the explosive growth of decentralized finance in the second half of 2020, we’re asking ourselves what the next chapter will look like. What would it take for DeFi to expand beyond crypto-native assets and communities and start eating financial services as we know it?The second half of 2020 surpassed many of our expectations, and the market has only accelerated since then. Total value locked in DeFi rose from less than $1 billion at the start of June to $13 billion at....

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If participating in DeFi doesn’t make you feel like standing at the gates of disruption, just waiting for someone to turn around the key, you’re likely doing it wrong.  To contextualize the changes in DeFi over the last year, it is essential to recap that, just one year ago, in April of 2020, the now $51 Billion of value locked in DeFi protocols reached an All-Time-High of a “mere” 700 million. Because of this, it […]

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