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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!

ez-Tokens

ez-Tokens are wrapped DeFi tokens that contain coverage. Ez-tokens get minted once users deposit DeFi tokens into the ease Uninsurance app. The app in turn …

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Uponly

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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Derivative

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

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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DAO

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

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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Composability

Composability is the interoperability of DeFi protocols resulting in efficient, creative financial services and products for DeFi end-users. Also known as Money Legos as products …

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CDP

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

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

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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CeFi

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

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

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

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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Bagholders

If you bought the top, didn’t GTFO when a rug happened or simply when a bull market turned into a bear market, you might become …

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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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AML

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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APY

The annual percentage yield (APY) is the real rate of return earned on a savings deposit or investment taking into account the effect of compounding …

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APR

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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Cartels

This 51% attack is an issue for consensus models.  A few nodes from the entire network take care of the overall governance. These delegates could …

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Yield Farming

Yield farming is a process that allows cryptocurrency holders to earn rewards on their holdings. With yield farming, an investor deposits units of a cryptocurrency …

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Yield

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

KYC

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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DEX

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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Stablecoin

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

CEX

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

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

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

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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