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Yearn to Learn

The granddaddy of yield optimizers, Yearn. Contributor Naly introduces you to the protocol that changed DeFi forever.

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Modeling DeFi III: Compounding

Ever wondered if auto-compounding really is a big improvement over manual compounding? Kickflip has you covered. In this article he compares the two approaches with some simple models.

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Core Series III: Decentralized Finance

How does a decentralized finance model change things for the average consumer? In decentralized finance, we rely on code, or more specifically, smart contracts, to play the role of the intermediary in our financial transactions. This helps to mitigate the problematic human element that comes with the money middlemen referenced in Traditional Finance.  In the …

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Analyzing Incentives

Analyzing Incentives – Is Your Favorite Protocol Really Profitable?

I think most DeFi users need to approach the way they value protocols a bit differently. Traders often trumpet things like FDV and TVL as the best indicators, but I wonder if that matters in the context of a truly long-term investment. People seem to write off protocol incentives. With more people locking their tokens …

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