Did losing half the value of your crypto in a few weeks hurt?

It’s painful to see your portfolio gain 5–10% each day for several weeks only to have the markets crash and lose most of it so quickly. Thus is the life of a crypto investor at the height of a bitcoin cycle, though. While the market could, and probably will, go lower, right now it’s in a sideways pattern, not unlike a crab, hence the term “crab” market.

Nobody wants to lose even more of their portfolio assuming the market takes another nose dive and we enter a…


Decentralized Finance is the most popular aspect of cryptocurrency, and the reason for the recent growth of the cryptocurrency market. With a whole new aspect to finance, comes a host of new terms, which can leave the DeFi neophyte incredibly confused.

Here you’ll find a glossary of the most common, and a few uncommon, DeFi terms in alphabetical order. A lot of these are general crypto terms, but you’ll likely come across them even if you deal strictly with DeFi. Armed with this new knowledge, you’ll be able to navigate the world of DeFi like a native.

Without further ado…


Decentralized Finance (DeFI) stormed onto the scene mid 2020 in what was to be known as the “DeFi Summer.” Decentralized finance is the permissionless, trustless system of finance which doesn’t rely on middlemen to conduct financial transactions. Instead, smart contracts take their place, ensuring fairness and proper execution with code rather than bankers. Fast forward to now, DeFi has come of age with multiple mature decentralized exchanges (DEXs), automated market makers (AMMs), and decentralized lenders. Opportunities abound to farm dozens of tokens and earn yields unheard of in traditional finance. …

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