What Is DeFi?

DeFi is short for “decentralized finance,” an umbrella term for a variety of financial applications in cryptocurrency or blockchain geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries. DeFi draws inspiration from blockchain, the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin, which allows several entities to hold a copy of a history of transactions, meaning it isn’t controlled by a […]

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Jodie Gunzberg, MD of CoinDesk Indexes, on the Future of Crypto Indexes

A seasoned finance veteran with over two decades of financial product management and indexing experience, Jodie Gunzberg recently has joined CoinDesk to direct the product strategy of its industry-leading crypto indexes at TradeBlock. Before joining CoinDesk, Jodie amassed an unparalleled resume that includes the recent roles of Chief Institutional Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley and […]

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G20 Urges Countries to Adopt Tough FATF Rules on Cryptocurrencies – CoinDesk

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 are pushing for wider adoption of standards that compel cryptocurrency exchanges to disclose user information. Following a summit in the Saudi-Arabian capital Riyadh over the weekend, representatives from G20 financial institutions pressed countries that have not done so already to align themselves with global cryptocurrency standards from […]

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Options Protocol Brings ‘Insurance’ to DeFi Deposits on Compound – CoinDesk

Trustless insurance has arrived on decentralized finance (DeFi). At least on the Compound protocol, the collateralized lending platform that runs on ethereum.  The new product, from a company called Opyn, allows people to take out options on stablecoin deposits, allowing users to hedge against the risk of a catastrophic event wiping out Compound’s books. “You […]

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