Data Modelling

Blockchain Glossary: What is liquidity?

Liquidity generally refers to the ease with which an asset can be exchanged for cash without affecting the price of that asset. This definition has two aspects to it: ease (speed and effort required) and price...

The drawbacks of instant crypto exchanges

While it’s clear that there are a number of advantages to instant crypto exchanges, there are some drawbacks worth noting. While onboarding onto an instant exchange is a quick and simple process, it does...

Understanding the benefits of instant crypto exchanges

The differences between instant and traditional exchanges do not make one inherently better than the other — they’ve been created for different use cases. Developing an understanding of instant crypto...

What are instant crypto exchanges?

An instant crypto exchange is an exchange solution, which typically aggregates prices and liquidity from multiple custodial trading exchanges, offers a light registration process with a simple exchange UX...

Is the missing link interoperability?

t’s commonly agreed that one of the major catalysts for DeFi adoption is interoperability — the ability for every tool, smart contract and DApp to interact with one other. There are a multitude of blockchains...

Where will DeFi go from here?

A wide variety of solutions are already being developed to address these issues, and in time, growing volumes, better code and new forms of interoperability like Atomic Swaps and pTokens should make DeFi...

What other problems are holding DeFi adoption back?

Even beyond the risks involved, certain issues persist that often affect the user experience of these platforms. These include overcollateralization, centralization, low liquidity and very...

What are some of the inherent risks in decentralized markets?

Some of the most prominent risks present in the fledgling DeFi field come from issues with smart contracts, user error, market volatility, lack of insurance on loans and potential failure of the price...

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