Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a collection of the most promising financial experiments in cryptocurrency today. Even though these projects have attracted more than $11 billion in total value locked (TVL), this is just a drop in the financial ocean.
Dfinance is a project that leverages cutting edge blockchain technology to create a secure layer two solution for DeFi instruments on Ethereum. They want to change the current landscape of “difficult to understand” UI, high gas fees, and significant entry barriers.
DeFi is flexible and allows for an original approach to trading and investing in cryptocurrency.
One could use DeFi to earn an interest rate on over-collateralized loans or use flash loans to borrow as much as they want, as long as they settle their debt in the same transaction. Traders could use DeFi to enter leveraged positions without the need for a centralized exchange.
However, there are limiting factors for DeFi, and the Ethereum community is hard at work to solve them. One of the most limiting factors is the processing capacity of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). In times of high network activity, the Ethereum network cannot fulfill all transactions on time. As a result, transaction costs skyrocket as users increase the incentive they offer to Ethereum miners.
Dfinance uses Cosmos’s Tendermint as the foundation for consensus, security, and peer-to-peer networking. Facebook’s Libra blockchain powers smart contracts with the Move Virtual Machine, and decentralized oracles provide real-time pricing data.
The Dfinance network relies on Cosmos validators, including centralized exchanges, venture capitals, and crypto whales. They are incentivized through inflationary rewards and the risk of losing their stake.
Cosmos’ PegZone protocol manages communication between ETH (or any other blockchain). Even today, during the testnet phase, Dfinance supports Ropsten ETH and ERC20 tokens transfers. These transfers use a list of approved validators that rely on Proof Of Authority (POA).
Dfinance is not only an interoperability solution that provides low fees and almost eliminates the barriers to entry. They are dedicated to creating a whole new ecosystem that offers a full suite of products necessary for crypto enthusiasts, traders, developers, and investors.
Asset management is one of the most important aspects of any crypto project. Since Dfinance is not based on ETH, solutions like MetaMask or WalletConnect will not be available for the Layer 2 platform. Instead, Dfinance created their wallet that helps migrate assets between Layer 1 and 2 at will and manage any new assets made on the platform.
Dfinance users can create new financial instruments and offer them instantly on their integrated Layer 2 DEX service. Besides, you can access the DEX to trade assets, or even create your own Dfinance-powered DEX.
Lastly, the interoperability solution developed by Dfinance enables anybody to use high-level language to create and execute unique trading strategies.
Creating and understanding Smart contracts
One of the critical reasons Dfinance is so essential for the ecosystem is bridging the gap. Currently, DeFi is only available to highly technical people, or those with the resources to leverage their skills. Enthusiasts with a great idea never get the light of day because of severe obstacles on the path.
Dfinance can help non-technical people to exercise their financial creativity and create the latest project, even if they don’t have the programming skills. Through the use of Move, Dfinance is developing a natural language processor for smart contracts. This processor can turn ordinary language into a smart contract and translate smart contracts into everyday language.
This feature alone is worthy of attention, especially in the light of DeFi smart contract failures, such as YAM. Other losses can be prevented before they happen with the use of Dfinance’s smart contract features. These features only apply to Move smart contracts at the moment.
Dfinance is challenging the status quo, paving the way for DeFi to grow and challenge the traditional economic machine. If they are successful, they will create a long-term solution that will help millions of non-tech people access decentralized finance and leverage new financial opportunities.
Layer 2 will solve many issues and market inefficiencies. However, DeFi projects need to be the ones to take action. The best thing you can do to help Layer 2 integration is to talk about it with the DAOs managing these DeFi projects. Only they can dedicate the resources necessary for integration, and Dfinance is the best Layer 2 candidate on the market.