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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!


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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