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Tradfi & Defi

Though DeFi is a giant step forward from TradFi, the underlying principles are the same or similar. Get schooled in finance!


DCA is an acronym that stands for “dollar-cost averaging”. In the context of cryptocurrency investing, DCA refers to the practice of investing a fixed amount …

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A collateralized stablecoin or CSC is a type of cryptocurrency pegged to a stable asset, such as the US dollar, to reduce volatility and maintain …

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TVL means Total Value Locked. Mostly this locking means depositing in lending, staking and liquidity protocols. It is an often used metric to determine the …

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Unit Bias

Unit bias is the fact that lower priced assets seem to be valued higher than an economically equivalent fraction of a higher priced one. For …

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Uponly is the motto of the bulls. It means that the general market or a specific token or stock will keep on rising, because reasons. …

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A derivative can be defined as a complex financial contract, the value of which depends on an underlying asset or a group of assets. The …

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DeFi is short for “decentralized finance,” and is a movement encouraging alternatives to traditional, centralized forms of financial services, which are known as TradFi. DeFi …

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A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is an organization that’s governed by automated smart contracts. This should ensure that there are no managers or bureaucracy involved …

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Compounding or compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal sum of a loan or deposit, or in other words, interest on interest. …

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A collateralized debt position or CDP is held by locking collateral in smart contracts to generate stablecoins. MakerDAO was the first project that introduced CDPs. …

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Collateral and collateralization is when a borrower pledges an asset as a means for the lender to recoup their capital in the instance that the …

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TradFi is short for Traditional Finance. This means banks, insurance companies, and other lenders and mortgage suppliers. These are normally very regulated, and any funds …

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Centralized Finance or CeFi are projects that operate like normal centralized organizations within the DeFi space. These are a mix between TradFi and DeFi. CeFi …

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ATL is short for all-time low. This usually refers to the value of a specific coin/token and a reference point relative to it, i.e. “Ethereum …

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ATH is short for all-time high. This usually refers to: The value of a specific coin/token and a reference point relative to it, i.e. “Bitcoin …

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BTFD is short for Buy The Fucking Dip. It means that once a token that generally goes uponly, drops in value you “should” buy more. …

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Atomic swaps

Atomic swaps are automatic exchanges of cryptocurrency between two parties on two different blockchains without having to go through a centralized intermediary. The biggest advantage …

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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) is a set of international laws enacted to curtail criminal organizations or individuals laundering money through cryptocurrencies into real-world cash. Centralized Exchanges (CEX) …

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The term “annual percentage rate (APR)” refers to the annual rate of interest charged to borrowers and paid to investors. APR is expressed as a …

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The amount earned as a reward by depositing, or staking, an asset in a DeFi platform. See also: yield farming.


KYC is short for Know Your Customer. This is a series of requirements that Centralised crypto exchanges (CEX) and trading platforms must complete in order …

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A peer-to-peer exchange that allows buyers and sellers to trade cryptocurrency directly with each other, without the need for an intermediary. This is the opposite …

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A type of crypto currency that’s value is tied, or pegged, to a real world currency. Commonly the U.S. Dollar.


Centralized exchanges (CEXs) are a type of cryptocurrency exchange that a company owns and operates in a centralized manner. Examples: Coinbase, Binance. Advantages of a …

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Arbitrage is the practice of quickly buying and selling the same asset in different markets to take advantage of price differences between these markets. So, …

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DYOR is an abbreviation for “Do Your Own Research”. This is a common tenet of the space. Proper research is encouraged before investing into projects.


Apeing is when a cryptocurrency trader buys a large amount of a certain token, without conducting thorough research. This typically happens shortly after the token …

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