A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Decentralized Finance

Decentralized Finance is a major innovation trend that is shaking the FinTech world. DeFi refers to a universe of financial applications that rely on blockchain technology to achieve decentralization. In other words, DeFi applications allow their users to perform traditional financial operations without relying on intermediaries, which are instead crucial in traditional, Centralized Finance. This outlook provides an overview of the technological stacks upon which DeFi is built and discuss the emerging trends that are shaping this new industry.

About the author

Louis Bertucci is a researcher working on digital finance at the Institut Louis Bachelier.