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Open Finance (DeFi)

Permissionless, open access financial products and protocols built using peer-to-peer technology like the Ethereum blockchain



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Six fundamental building blocks of DeFi

Kyber Network: On-chain liquidity protocol

Kyber Network builds a liquidity pool of tokens to facilitate token swaps. Different parties, including Kyber itself, maintain their own pools called reserves. Each reserve is a smart contract that is controlled by reserve admin who deployed it. Reserves vary in supported tokens, liquidity and conversion prices. When a user wants to exchange one token for another, Kyber scans all reserves to pick the cheapest one. This article originally appeared on the Kyber Developer site Kyber is building an

Kauri Team

3 min read

08 Apr 19

Compound: Money markets on Ethereum

Compound gives you the ability to borrow and lend tokens. In Compound, users contribute to a shared pool of tokens, from which lenders can receive a debt. Lenders can repay the debt at any time, as long as they maintain enough collateral. In case their debt becomes under collateralized, users of the protocol can default the lender’s debt by selling his assets in an auction. - Description from This article originally appeared on the Compound blog The Compound Protocol functions can be c

Kauri Team

8 min read

08 Apr 19

0x: Peer-to-peer exchange protocol

0x is an open protocol that facilitates peer-to-peer exchange of digital assets on the Ethereum blockchain. 0x is open source, free to use, and provides a drop-in exchange solution for developers to build on top of. Developers use 0x protocol to build decentralized exchanges (DEXs), marketplaces for digital collectibles, and to integrate exchange functionality into wallets. - Description from This article originally appeared in the 0x developer portal Build a Relayer A relayer is any p

Kauri Team

7 min read

08 Apr 19

MakerDAO: Decentralized stablecoin and collateral loans

Dai is an asset-backed stable currency created by the Maker Decentralized Autonomous Organization (MakerDAO). The Dai Stablecoin system maintains the stable value of Dai by ensuring that each Dai is always backed by a collateralized asset of more value. Single collateral Dai requires that each Dai is backed by at least 150% Ether. If at anytime, the amount of collateral backing Dai falls below 150%, watchers (community run bots) will call functions within the MakerDAO smart contracts that trigge

Kauri Team

4 min read

08 Apr 19

Uniswap: Protocol for automated token exchange

Uniswap is a decentralized token exchange protocol that utilizes a constant product market maker model. This model allows defining the asset price based on the available staked liquidity of traded assets. There is no token to facilitate the exchange as ether is used as an intermediary of each trade. - Description from This article originally appeared on the Uniswap page Getting Started These docs are still being worked on. Some parts may be unfinished Designed with simplicity in mind t

Kauri Team

6 min read

01 May 19

Set Protocol: Baskets of tokenized assets

Set Protocol allows grouping multiple tokens into one asset. Each set is a deployed smart contract with each set being fully-collateralized. Anyone can deposit a token to the set contract and withdraw them back, which makes the sets permissionless. Sets comply with the ERC20 standard, so they can be transferred and traded on exchanges. This also means that sets can be grouped into other sets. This article originally appeared on the Set Protocol Docs Portal Welcome Settler of Tokan 👋 setprotocol

Kauri Team

10 min read

08 Apr 19


The Core concepts of DeFi

An Introduction to Bonding Curves

Bonding Curves The name is Bonding. Bonding Curves. Nothing to fear, bonding curves are pricing curves that mediate the supply of a token. Bonding curves play a crucial role in shaping the token economics for a given crypto ecosystem. With many crypto projects, games, and dApps spiking in popularity before becoming just a one-hit wonder, it is important for project teams looking to turn a positive launch into long-term success, building upon past hype for future success. Given the right incentiv


13 min read

04 Jun 19

Incentivizing high-quality curation with a Token-Curated Registry

What is a Token-Curated Registry The idea behind Token-Curated Registry (TCR) is simple. To create a list around a certain topic. For example, a list of people, companies, or schools. Lists are inherent to people: we create, maintain, and consume them all the time. With token-curated registries, this process can become decentralized, as there are no central parties who maintain it. Once deployed, such a list is fully autonomous from its creator. There are three groups of users of a registry: con

Timur Badretdinov

12 min read

18 May 19