Decentralized Finance

3 tutorials

In this module, we’ll be diving into the riveting world of decentralized finance (DeFi) that merge finance and technology, introducing an innovative, decentralized alternative to traditional financial services. This module will familiarise you with the nuts and bolts of DeFi, its unique sectors, and the principles that form its foundation.

In the second tutorial, we’ll introduce you to the magic of DeFi swaps and liquidity pools, unravelling the opportunities presented by pioneering platforms like Uniswap. Gain hands-on experience in swapping one cryptocurrency for another and become an active participant as a liquidity provider.

But that's not all! You'll also be launched into the intriguing realm of decentralized lending and borrowing, transforming your financial perspective with blockchain technology. The third quest will see you supplying collateral, borrowing, and lending on a renowned DeFi protocol, Aave. So, are you ready to embark on this exciting journey to reshape your financial future?

Helpful prior knowledge

Web3 Fundamentals

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between decentralized finance and traditional finance
  2. Describe common DeFi use cases
  3. Explain the concept of decentralized exchanges and how they differ from traditional centralized exchanges
  4. Describe how lending and borrowing works in DeFi
  5. Interact with DeFi protocols to exchange one cryptocurrency to another
  6. Interact with DeFi lending and borrowing protocols
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