DeFi, or Decentralized Finance, eliminates intermediaries and can serve users in various ways, including loan facilitation. However, Earnity’s industry leaders, Domenic Carosa and Dan Schatt, believe it is vital to note its risks.
Are you someone who has only recently found a new interest in cryptocurrencies? Then you have probably come across a type of cryptocurrency known as DeFi, which stands for decentralized finance. But what exactly does this mean?
Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, removes the need for any intermediary that acts or grants permission for any financial activity. The previously existing financial ecosystem is centralized finance, with centralized banks deciding the inputs around the repo rate. In opposition to this, DeFi is a peer-to-peer financial service that operates entirely on a Blockchain platform with few intermediaries.
What Is DeFi’s Future In The Crypto World?
For Domenic Carosa and Dan Schatt of Earnity, it is not surprising to see that DeFi, a new segment in the crypto ecosystem, has a value amounting to billions of dollars. As we see so much money pouring into the DeFi crypto ecosystem, we are forced to ask the question: what is its future potential for crypto and DeFi?
In DeFi, it is all about code. Your money will perform various functions with the help of smart contracts to create a one-of-a-kind opportunity, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection to participate in the global economy. This availability will allow more people to find their way into the digital currency market.
The Risks of DeFi
DeFi, like any new financial technology, carries some risks. Because DeFi is still in its early years of infrastructure development, various risks exist.
- The first is smart contract risk — the technology may contain bugs, causing you to lose money.
- The second is the market risk — the assets you lock in for lending may depreciate in market value.