Blockchain-based decentralized finance, also known as “DeFi,” is a financial ecosystem. Without the involvement of middlemen, it enables users to purchase and sell assets and financial services as a means of financing or investment.
How does DeFi function?
We must first explore what’s at the root of DeFi in order to comprehend how it functions. Blockchain technology is used by DeFi to link users without the need for a centralized server and to securely transfer assets and data under the users’ control. Smart contracts, which also employ blockchain technology to operate automatically when certain conditions are satisfied, are used to regulate transactions.
Blockchain is used to store and transmit digital assets, while smart contracts are used to ensure that each party fulfills their obligation.
Why use DeFI?
DeFI is a relatively new phenomenon, and its potential and application will primarily depend on user requirements and regulation. With DeFi apps that connect supply and demand, people and businesses may invest and obtain financing. Blockchain ensures the security of all transactions.
To utilize DeFi, what do you need?
Anyone with Internet access can utilize DeFi apps, create and offer services (like loans), and combine existing services because the code is open. DeFi systems and software are freely accessible to the general public and may even be duplicated, improved, or customized to meet specific user requirements.
You will require a virtual wallet to store tokens, the “hard currency” in blockchain that can be purchased with euros, dollars, and other forms of legal tender, in order to access DeFi apps.
Users of the DeFi app can create a smart contract to sell bitcoin at a specified price in order to earn a return on their token investments. Users can create a smart contract to automatically acquire tokens when they reach the desired value if they want to purchase them. There is no middleman and transactions are automatic in both scenarios.
Things to consider
It is unregulated since it is a decentralized financial environment. According to the conventional financial system, personal information can be examined to evaluate loan applicants’ debt and other factors. The “identifier” on blockchain, however, is a public key that does not contain any personal data. This can make it difficult to avoid fraud and other financial crimes.
Security is another crucial element. Users protect their own assets on DeFi platforms by using access keys and authentication to log in to apps. Users risk losing all of their assets if their personal information is taken because no one can provide or restate it.