Best 8 DEFI research from top institutions


  1. What to know about Cryptocurrency based DEFI – CNBC

  2. Decentralized Finance: What It Is, Why It Matters – A16z

    • Since there’s so much interest in this trend from entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, policymakers, and institutions big and small, we will try to explain the features and benefits of DeFi, outline some challenges ahead, and consider the road to mainstream acceptance and adoption.
  3. DeFi Beyond the HypeThe Emerging World of Decentralized Finance – Wharton business school – Free

    • definancierProduced by the Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum
  4. DEFI and the future of Finance – Harvard Law School (39 pages)

    • Our research focuses of the building blocks of decentralized finance. We introduce new concepts such as flash loans, flash swaps, automated market makers, decentralized exchanges, decentralized governance, and initial DeFi offerings. We explore the emerging initiatives in this space and take deep dives on: Uniswap, MakerDAO, Compound, Aave, Yield protocol, dYdX, and Synthetix.We are careful to balance the opportunities with the risks. Our research explores the major risk factors that DeFi will face over the next few years. We conclude by looking to the future and attempt to identify the winners and losers.
  5. Consensys DEFI report

    • Consensys DEFI user research
      • As entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and companies continue to build DeFi products and services it is important to find ways to appeal to more users. This report serves as a foundation for user research that can be utilized and built upon by ConsenSys and other members of the Ethereum ecosystem.
    • The Q1 2021 DEFI report
      • Decentralized finance—DeFi—refers to the shift from traditional, centralized financial systems to peer-to-peer finance enabled DeFi Report Q2 2021 | Consensysby the Ethereum blockchain.
        • From stablecoins, to lending and borrowing, to prediction markets, margin trading, payments, insurance, gaming, and NFT marketplaces, the DeFi ecosystem now represents an expansivenetwork of integrated protocols and financial instruments worth more than $53 billion USD.
    • The Q2 2021 DEFI report
    • DEFI for institutions report 
  6. TokenInsight: 2020 DeFi Industry Research Report

    • TokenInsight dives into the state of the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry in 2020, with an overview of the general market, DEXs, automated market makers (AMMs), derivatives, lending and so much more.
  7. How DeFi is disrupting the traditional financial services industry – BusinessInsider

    • The investing chief and research analyst at a $1.2 billion crypto asset manager share how DeFi is disrupting the traditional financial services industry and break down the 10 largest assets in the space.

    • San Francisco-based Bitwise, which has seen its assets balloon to $1.2 billion from $120 million since its flagship Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund started trading over-the-counter in December last year, launched the world’s first DeFi index fund in February.
    • $$ For paid subscribers
  8. How to DEFI (Beginer or Advanced Copy) – CoinGecko – $19.99

    • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is disrupting the traditional financial sector at a breakneck speed. Use this book to gain insight into the novel financial innovations enabled by DeFi. Join us in this exciting adventure of redefining finance!

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