Article: How DeFi Paves the Way for Financial Inclusion

Decentralized Internet, Innovation, Money

How DeFi Paves the Way for Financial Inclusion

According to the World Bank’s report from 2017, approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide don’t have a bank account today.

Not having access to this fundamental financial instrument is the main factor that stops them from realizing certain everyday functions. However, decentralized finance (DeFi) was created to meet all the requirements and demands of traditional banking — security, privacy, and accessibility — in a new way.

By transferring financial operations onto the blockchain, people will only need a smartphone or portable PC and a stable Internet connection to access the global financial system 24/7. How’s that for a step in the right direction?

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Article: When DeFi Becomes Intelligent

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

When DeFi Becomes Intelligent

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has been capturing the minds and hearts of the crypto community in the last few months. DeFi offers a new and transparent playground to automate financial primitives such as lending or market making without the need of intermediaries.

The on-chain centric nature of DeFi protocols generates a data footprint unprecedented in capital market vehicles. This data can be used by machine intelligence models to better understand and benefit from the behavior of DeFi protocols.

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Article: Web 3.0 Infrastructure Blockchain ‘The Graph’ Now Live on Ethereum

Software, Web 3.0

Web 3.0 Infrastructure Blockchain ‘The Graph’ Now Live on Ethereum

Analytics platform The Graph is now live on the Ethereum mainnet, according to the developer team. The project’s Thursday launch follows three years of work including a testnet and centralized mainnet.

The Graph seeks to create usable decentralized indexes and API feeds for blockchain-based projects through its own blockchain and native token GRT, project lead and co-founder Yaniv Tal said in a Zoom interview. The project is seeking to be a key infrastructural piece of Web 3.0.

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