Resources

DAOs

  • Aragon: An open source framework for easily creating and managing decentralized organizations on Ethereum.
  • Compound DAO: A decentralized community of COMP token-holders and their delegates, who propose and vote on upgrades to the Compound protocol.
  • DXdao: Develops, governs, and grows DeFi protocols, such as DXswap, Mesa, Mix, and Omen.
  • Maker DAO: MKR holders responsible for governing the Maker protocol, which includes adjusting policy for the Dai stablecoin, choosing new collateral types, and improving governance itself.

Data and analytics

  • Codefi Data: Data, analytics, compliance, and risk management for digital assets.
  • DeFi Pulse: A decentralized finance live tracker for total value locked across protocols.
  • Etherscan: Ethereum blockchain explorer with searchable addresses, transaction hashes, blocks, and more.
  • Bloxy: Analytical reports based on real-time blockchain data.
  • Curious Giraffe: Ethereum blockchain analytics for decentralized finance platforms
  • MKR Tools: A platform analytics dashboard to track CDPs, overall system statistics, Dai and MKR transactions.
  • MakerScan: A MakerDAO CDP explorer.
  • Maker Governance Dashboard: System statistics around staked MCKR, total votes, voter behavior, and more.
  • 0x Tracker: A 0x trade explorer.
  • LoanScan: Ethereum loan explorer tracking loans on MakerDAO, Compound Finance, and Dharma.
  • Augur Leaderboard: Number of trades and profits on Augur by Ethereum address
  • Stablecoin Index: Tracks and monitors the price, volume, and stability of stablecoins.
  • Uniswap Vision: A community-made trading view for Uniswap markets.
  • Codefi Data: Data, analytics, compliance, and risk management for digital assets.
  • DeFi Pulse: A decentralized finance live tracker for total value locked across protocols.
  • Etherscan: Ethereum blockchain explorer with searchable addresses, transaction hashes, blocks, and more.
  • Bloxy: Analytical reports based on real-time blockchain data.
  • Curious Giraffe: Ethereum blockchain analytics for decentralized finance platforms
  • MKR Tools: A platform analytics dashboard to track CDPs, overall system statistics, Dai and MKR transactions.
  • MakerScan: A MakerDAO CDP explorer.
  • Maker Governance Dashboard: System statistics around staked MCKR, total votes, voter behavior, and more.
  • 0x Tracker: A 0x trade explorer.
  • LoanScan: Ethereum loan explorer tracking loans on MakerDAO, Compound Finance, and Dharma.
  • Augur Leaderboard: Number of trades and profits on Augur by Ethereum address
  • Stablecoin Index: Tracks and monitors the price, volume, and stability of stablecoins.
  • Uniswap Vision: A community-made trading view for Uniswap markets.

Derivatives

  • Universal Market Access (UMA): A decentralized financial contracts platform that utilizes self-enforcing contract design patterns and provably honest oracle mechanisms
  • bZx: A decentralized margin lending protocol on Ethereum.
  • dYdX: A protocol for short selling and derivatives built on Ethereum.
  • Hegic: On-chain options trading protocol.
  • Synthetix: Derivatives liquidity protocol.

Developer and infrastructure tooling

  • Truffle Suite: Smart contract development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline.
  • Infura: Instant, scalable API access to the Ethereum and IPFS networks.
  • MythX: Security API for detecting smart contract vulnerabilities.
  • Chainlink: Decentralized oracle networks for DeFi price feeds.
  • 0X: Open protocol that enables peer-to-peer exchange of assets.
  • Uniswap: Protocol for automated liquidity provision on Ethereum.
  • 0xcert: Open source framework for creating, managing, and swapping NFTs and tokens.
  • OpenZeppelin: Battle-tested libraries of smart contracts for Ethereum.

Exchanges and liquidity

  • AirSwap: Peer-to-peer trading on Ethereum.
  • Curve Finance: Exchange liquidity pool designed for efficient stablecoin trading.
  • Uniswap Exchange: Open source protocol for automated token swaps on Ethereum.
  • Balancer: N-dimension automated market-maker.
  • Bancor: A decentralized liquidity network.
  • Loopring: A protocol for decentralized token exchange.
  • Kyber: On-chain liquidity protocol for token swaps.
  • Liquality: Swap cryptocurrencies without intermediaries.
  • IDEX: A decentralized, real-time, and non-custodial token exchange.
  • Centrifuge: Open, decentralized platform to connect the global financial supply chain.
  • ForkDelta: A decentralized Ethereum token exchange.
  • Ren: Zero-knowledge, trustless swaps between blockchains.
  • Bamboo relay: Decentralized exchange and lending, an 0x and bZx relayer.
  • Augur – a decentralized oracle and peer-to-peer protocol for prediction markets on Ethereum that lets anyone create a market around the outcome of any real-world event
  • ACO – a decentralized and non-custodial options trading protocol
  • Balancer – a non-custodial portfolio manager, liquidity provider, and price sensor
  • Bancor – a protocol on Ethereum for non-custodial token exchange using pooled liquidity
  • DeversiFi – a high-speed, non-custodial Layer 2 exchange built with STARKs technology, allowing for 9,000+ tps with deep liquidity, low fees, privacy and speed.
  • DEX AG – a trading interface that finds you the best price from 11 different DEXes
  • DEXTF – a decentralised asset management protocol that enables users to hold & trade different digital assets
  • Dodo – a capital-efficient on-chain liquidity provider powered by the Proactive Market Maker (PMM) algorithm
  • dYdX – a non-custodial trading platform on Ethereum geared toward experienced traders
  • Gnosis Protocol – a fully decentralized trading protocol that allows anyone to add any trading token pair
  • Hegic – an on-chain peer-to-pool options trading protocol built on Ethereum
  • Helena – a smart contract platform with gamified prediction markets
  • Idex – a decentralized L2 exchange combining the performance and speed of centralized exchanges with the security of a DEX.
  • Jelly Swap – a peer to peer trading tool across different blockchains using atomic swaps
  • KyberSwap – a permissionless cross-chain atomic swap protocol, enabling trading of tokens across different chains
  • Leverj – a secure and decentralized high performance plasma based exchange
  • Local Ethereum – a non – custodial peer-to-peer ETH marketplace featuring end to end encryption and on -chain escrow.
  • Loopring DEX – a non-custodial Layer 2 DEX built on top of the Looping protocol
  • Market Protocol – a protocol on Ethereum which offers tokenized leverage trading of any asset through synthetic pricing
  • MCDEX – a decentralized derivatives trading platform for perpetuals & futures
  • MerkleX – a decentralized exchange that uses a decentralized clearing network. Merklex allows traders to set limits on what can happen to their funds.
  • Nuo Network – a non-custodial platform on Ethereum that provides a decentralized debt marketplace. Users can lend, borrow, or margin trade any supported cryptoasset
  • PerlinX – a synthetic asset generation & decentralized liquidity pools trading implementation of the UMA protocol
  • Perpetual Protocol – a decentralized perpetual contract protocol for all assets, featuring an on-chain Virtual Automated Market Maker (vAMM)
  • Ren – a provider of inter-blockchain liquidity for all decentralized applications
  • Set Protocol – a protocol designed to create, manage, and obtain baskets of tokenized assets
  • Sushiswap – an automatic market maker (AMM) DEX based on a Uniswap fork
  • Synthetix – a decentralized platform on Ethereum for the creation of Synths: on-chain synthetic assets that track the value of real-world assets
  • Tokenlon – a DEX with off-chain matching, and on-chain settlment via 0x
  • UMA – a decentralized protocol to enable the creation, maintenance, and settlement of financial contracts for any underlying asset
  • Uniswap – a fully decentralized on-chain protocol for token exchanges on Ethereum that uses liquidity pools instead of order books
  • Veridex – a Mesh connected 0x relayer with trading, swap and market making tools

Identity

  • Codefi Compliance: AML, CFT, and KYT (know-your-transaction) mechanisms for digital assets.
  • SelfKey: Self-sovereign identity system.
  • Civic: Secure blockchain identity toolbox and ecosystem.
  • uPort: The open identity system for the decentralized web.
  • Bloom: Decentralized credit scoring and identity for blockchain.
  • Sovrin: Open source, self-sovereign identity network.
  • Jolocom: Decentralized infrastructure for self-sovereign identity.

Insurance

  • Etherisc: A decentralized insurance protocol to collectively build risk transfer solutions.
  • Nexus Mutual: A risk-sharing pool that allows anyone to purchase insurance.
  • Opyn: Protect your DeFi deposits and hedge ETH risk.
  • VouchForMe: An online social proof platform for gathering guarantees that cut your insurance premium costs.

Investment

  • Codefi Assets: An all-in-one platform for creating, issuing, and managing the lifecycle of digital assets.
  • Allinfra: A platform for the tokenization of large scale unlisted infrastructure
  • Set: A protocol for creating and managing token baskets for investing and trading
  • Harbor: An all-in-one platform for digital securities and alternative assets.
  • Securitize: An SEC-registered transfer agent and end-to-end digital platform for TA services.
  • Vertalo: An API-based platform for managing digital assets, issuers, and investors.
  • Betoken: Open and meritocratic crypto hedge fund.
  • Polymath Network: A platform for the creation of tokenized securities
  • Mattereum: Asset tokenization and agreements network.

Lending and borrowing

  • Aave: Open source non-custodial protocol for decentralized lending and borrowing.
  • Compound Finance: Open source protocol for algorithmic, efficient money markets on Ethereum.
  • Dharma: A suite of smart contracts and developer tools that make it possible to borrow and lend crypto-assets on blockchains like Ethereum.
  • MakerDAO Vaults: Vaults can be created from the Oasis App and enable the generation of Dai stablecoins against collateral that is locked until the Dai generated is paid back in full.
  • ForTube: A money market platform based on the Foce Protocol.
  • DDEX: A decentralized margin trading and lending platform, powered by the Hydro Protocol.
  • Fulcrum: Tokenized lending and margin trading.
  • Oasis Borrow: Utilize your collateral by generating Dai against it.
  • BlockFi: Offers financial products like crypto-asset loans and interest accounts.
  • SALT: A lending and borrowing platform that allows users to leverage their crypto-assets to secure loans.
  • Linen: Non-custodial digital asset lending platform for secured loans originated, settled, serviced and managed on Ethereum.
  • Colendi: A protocol for credit scoring and microcredit on Ethereum.
  • InstaDApp: A platform that provides users and developers a single point of integration to access DeFi protocols.
  • Aave – an open source and non-custodial protocol to earn interest on deposits & borrow assets
  • Akropolis – an undercollateralised lending protocol aiming at DeFi yield optimisation and interest-rate sharing
  • Atomic Loans – a lending platform that accepts trustless BTC collateral via custom Bitcoin scripts
  • bZx – a decentralized protocol that enables lending and borrowing for margin trading
  • Centrifuge – an on-chain risk assessment and pooling infrastructure for borrowing against illiquid assets such as invoices, real estate, and commodities.
  • Compound – an open-source money market protocol on Ethereum that lets users lend or borrow assets against collateral
  • Cream.Finance – a Compound based open-source lending platform
  • DeFiner – a globally available, decentralized lending marketplace to securely borrow and lend digital assets through smart-contracts
  • Fortube – an open financial platform providing a wide range of financial services including lending, banking and stablecoins
  • Kava – a lending platform that accepts a wide range of digital assests for collateral as well as lending & borrowing
  • Maker – a decentralized credit platform on Ethereum that supports Dai, a stablecoin whose value is pegged to USD and backed by digital assets as collateral
  • Swap Rate – a DeFi interest rate swap tool built on the Opium protocol
  • Dharma: A suite of smart contracts and developer tools that make it possible to borrow and lend crypto-assets on blockchains like Ethereum.
  • ForTube: A money market platform based on the Foce Protocol.

Marketplaces

  • Gitcoin: A marketplace for open source development work.
  • Ethlance: A marketplace for freelance work in the Ethereum space.
  • OpenSea: A peer-to-peer trading market for crypto collectibles and rare digital items.
  • Origin: A protocol for creating peer-to-peer marketplaces utilizing Ethereum and IPFS.
  • District0x: A network of decentralized markets on Ethereum that operate via DAOs by utilizing Aragon.

Payments

  • Codefi Payments: A single dashboard for sending, receiving, and managing payments transactions in cryptocurrency.
  • Request Network: Decentralized payments network for apps and individuals that utilizes Ethereum and IPFS.
  • Groundhog: Toolbox for creating crypto-based subscriptions.
  • OmiseGO: Interoperability and scaling solutions for payments over Ethereum.
  • Connext: Peer-to-peer micropayment protocol.
  • Sablier: Instant access to earnings through a money protocol built on Ethereum.
  • Raiden: Ethereum off-chain scaling solution for instant and low-fee payments.
  • Ink Protocol: A decentralized reputation and payment protocol.

Prediction markets

  • Augur: Prediction market protocol built on Ethereum.
  • Gnosis: Open platform for creating prediction market applications on the Ethereum protocol.
  • Guesser: Peer-to-peer trading market on Augur in three easy clicks.
  • Prediction Global: Shows a list of all the markets on Augur.

Stablecoins

  • Dai: A USD-pegged stablecoin built on the Ethereum and governed by the MakerDAO system.
  • USD Coin: A US dollar-backed stablecoin as an ERC20 token, by Circle.
  • Gemini Dollar: A stable value coin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollars.
  • Monerium: A digital money provider planning to issue asset-backed, redeemable, and regulated e-money on Ethereum.
  • Reserve: A protocol with three types of assets: reserve stablecoin, reserve share tokens, and collateral tokens.
  • StableUnit: Decentralized privacy stablecoin.
  • Synthetix: Synthetic fiat currencies collateralized by cryptoassets.
  • Augmint: Stablecoin backed 1:1 by Euros.
  • Digix: Physical gold with DGX tokens, where 1 DGX represents 1 gram of gold on Ethereum.
  • Paxos Standard: A stable value coin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollars.
  • TrueUSD: A stablecoin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollars.
  • Ampleforth: A digital asset protocol that decreases and increases the Ample stablecoin value to ensure stability.

Wallets

  • MetaMask: A crypto wallet that allows users to explore dapps and securely buy, store, and send tokens.
  • Burner Wallet: Burner wallet works in your mobile web browser without app downloads or secret keys.
  • MyEtherWallet: A free, open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets and more.
  • Zerion: An interface for blockchain-based protocols in decentralized finance applications.
  • Argent: A wallet for Ethereum-based crypto-assets and apps.
  • Trust Wallet: Ethereum wallet and multi cryptocurrency wallet to store your favorite ERC721 & ERC20 tokens.
  • MyCrypto: A free, open-source interface for interacting with the blockchain.
  • Alpha Wallet – a mobile-based wallet built for Dapps. Do everything with only a few taps.
  • Ash – a wallet interface focused on DeFi asset management powered by Melon Protocol
  • Atomex – a multicurrency HD wallet with built-in hybrid atomic swap exchange
  • Coinbase Wallet – a non-custodial, DeFi enabled mobile wallet that lets you securely store your tokens and collectibles
  • DEXWallet – a mobile wallet for decentralized finance
  • Eidoo – a non-custodial wallet that allows users to store, exchange and transact cryptoassets with a wide range of DeFi services and tools
  • Infinity Wallet – a user-friendly, multi-currency and convenient DeFi & crypto wallet on desktop and mobile
  • Math Wallet – a multi-chain non-custodial wallet with embedded browser functionality and DApp store
  • Meet.One – a multi-chain DeFi wallet, non-custodial and easy-to-use
  • Monolith – a decentralised banking alternative, powered by Ethereum
  • My Crypto – an easy to use app that helps you create, import, and manage all your wallets
  • My Ether Wallet – a free, easy-to-use and open-source client-side interface that helps you interact with the Ethereum blockchain
  • MyKey – a secure multi-chain smart wallet, with trading & Defi features.
  • Gnosis Safe – a secure way to manage funds and interact with decentralized applications on Ethereum
  • HB Wallet – a non-custodial DeFi-enabled wallet available on multiple platforms
  • Pillar Wallet – a next generation smart wallet with its own L2 payment network and multiple native DeFi integrations
  • Poketto – a wallet that you can actually show to your parents
  • Burner Wallet: Burner wallet works in your mobile web browser without app downloads or secret keys.
  • Zerion: An interface for blockchain-based protocols in decentralized finance applications.

Interfaces

  • Bamboo Relay – a 0x relayer built to trade, lend, and borrow tokens directly from your wallet.
  • Dca.land – an automated & decentralized dollar cost averaging tool
  • DDEX – Decentralized Margin TradingTrade with leverage and earn passive income in DeFi
  • DeBank – an all-in-one DeFi wallet with on-chain DeFi stats
  • DeFi Saver – an easy to use management portal for MakerDAO CDPs and compound protfolios
  • DeFi Snap – a simple dashboard that helps visualize all DeFi assets and liabilities
  • dForce Network – a decentralized finance protocol, starting with the first synthetic indexed stablecoin – USDx
  • Dharma – a peer-to-peer marketplace on Ethereum for non-custodial lending and borrowing of cryptocurrencies built on an extensible open source protocol
  • EasyCDP – an interface for MakerDAO that vastly simplifies the process of opening and managing a CDP
  • FiatDex Gateway – a simple browser-based interface to interact with the FiatDex protocol which allows users to trustlessly swap fiat to crypto
  • Frontier – a mobile interface integrating all DeFi Protocols and Wallets, enabling users to Track, View & Manage positions in real-time without giving away their private keys
  • Harvest Finance – a yield farming protocol featuring multiple strategies developed and maintained by the community
  • InstaDApp – an intuitive interface on top of the MakerDAO protocol that’s optimized for users lacking advanced technical or financial experience
  • Stabilize Protocol – a protocol that aims to keep stablecoins at their peg by rewarding stablecoins depositors
  • yearn finance – a collection of community-led & developed yield farming vaults, yeild aware money markets, easy swapping tools and pooled insurance coverage
  • Melon – an open-source, community-run protocol for asset management on Ethereum. Melon lets users create, manage, and invest in decentralized funds composed of ETH and ERC20s
  • Totle – a decentralized liquidity provider where you can swap and transfer tokens while automatically getting the best prices from decentralized exchanges
  • Unspent – a dashboard for all crypto and open finance activity: investing, trading, lending & borrowing
  • Zerion – an easy to use trustless banking interface utilizing popular DeFi protocols.

Infrastructure

  • 0x – a protocol for p2p exchange of tokenized assets. ZRX is the governance token that allows to vote on protocol upgrades, and earn liquidity rewards shared by liquidity providers
  • Betoken – An open crypto fund managed by code and meritocracy
  • DFOhub – an Ethereum-based Research & Development project that provides a framework for DFO’s, on-chain companies with proprietary assets and voting tokens as programmable equities
  • EPNS – a service that allows dApps, Smart Contracts & Services to send push notifications to their users in a decentralized way
  • Graph Protocol – an indexing and query layer powering most DeFi applications today through open APIs, called subgraphs, that applications can query using GraphQL.
  • Nest – a decentralized and transparent price oracles network
  • Nexus Mutual – a decentralized insurance platform where people can share risk particularly against smart contract bugs, failure or other black swan events
  • Opyn – an insurance and risk management layer for DeFi
  • PhishFort Protect – a crypto open source browser plugin that protects users in the DeFi space from phising
  • pToken – a trustless and trasparent 2-way peg to teleport tokens across blockchains, without friction
  • Tokentax – an easy to use cryptocurrency & DeFi taxes calculator.

Assets

  • Ampleforth – a digital-asset-protocol for smart commodity-money.
  • Augmint – a smart contract platform that issues stable tokens targeted 1:1 to the EUR backed by collateral
  • DAI – a decentralized stablecoin soft-pegged to the US Dollar
  • Metronome – an autonomous portable monetary system with issuance predictability determined by code
  • mStable – a single standard unifying stablecoins swapping and lending that also reduces friction and fragmentation
  • Neutral – a meta-stablecoin system built using a basket of multiple stablecoins to generate a lower volatility token with a reduced risk profile
  • rDAI – a DeFi primitive that splits principal and interest in DeFi investments, and streams accrued interest to chosen addresses
  • Reserve – a decentralized stablecoin protocol enabling global and frictionless payments
  • USDx – USDx is a decentralized and synthetic indexed stablecoin introduced by dForce. USDx’s underlying stablecoins include USDC, TUSD and PAX
  • WBTC – an ERC20 token that is backed 1:1 by bitcoin.

Scaling

  • Bloxroute – a Layer 0 network infrastructure involving both miners & users to scale Web 3.0
  • Celer – a state channels based layer 2 scaling network solution on Ethereum
  • Connext – a non-custodial layer 2 payment-channel technology that enables off-chain, instant payments with low (or zero) transaction costs, helping scale the Ethereum network and paving the way for use cases like micropayments
  • Lightning Network – a Layer 2 protocol on top of Bitcoin that seeks to improve scalability by moving small and frequent transactions off-chain, allowing for fast peer-to-peer transactions and low fees.
  • Liquidity Network – a Layer 2 scalability solution that enables gas-less, near-instant trustless transactions & token swaps
  • Loom Network – a DPOS layer 2 scaling solution that allows developers to run large-scale applications on top of Ethereum
  • Loopring – an open source protocol for decentralized exchanges designed to provide matching-as-a-service, and its orders are unidirectional and do not differentiate takers and makers giving complete control to traders
  • xDai – an Ethereum sidechain with 5-second block times, low gas prices, and a native token that’s also called xDai.

Education

  • Defi Nerd – a lending & borrowing reviews and rates comparison ressource for crypto assets
  • DeFi News – a DeFi News & Education ressource
  • DeFi Prime – a list of the best Decentralized Finance Products
  • Defi Rate – a trusted resource for DeFi research, news and interviews with a strong focus on lending rates
  • EthHub Weekly Newsletter – a trusted resource on all things Ethereum.

Podcasts

  • Chris Blec – a collection of demos for various DeFi products, targeted to beginner & intermediate users.
  • Into the Ether Podcast – a podcast focusing on all things related to Ethereum, the leading blockchain for decentralized applications.
  • Wyre Podcast – a podcast where Thomas Scaria interviews founders of top DeFi projects twice a month. Giving insight to their business as well as the technical challenges that they have overcome.

Newsletters

  • Bankless – the ultimate guide to crypto finance written by Ryan Sean Adams
  • DeFi Tutorial – a newsletter focused on teaching and educating readers about DeFi with hands on video tutorials
  • DeFi Value – a place to better understand and evaluate Decentralized Finance
  • DeFi Weekly – a weekly in-depth review of technical achievements within decentralized finance
  • Dose of DeFi – a weekly newsletter that specializes in deep dives on topics in the space
  • EthHub Weekly Newsletter – a collection of the week’s Ethereum and cryptocurrency news curated by the founders of EthHub
  • The Defiant – a curated list of daily news in the DeFi space explained and conensed down to a digestable level by Camila Russo.

Communities

  • Concourse Open Community – an open community of builders, enthusiasts and researchers working towards a free, bountiful and decentralized future for everyone
  • Dai para principiantes – a spanish-first Dai and Defi educational website, tutorials & active community
  • DeFi Nation – a DeFi-oriented community featuring discussions, walk-throughs, Q&A calls and more
  • Ethereum Italia – an Ethereum focused community in Italy with a strong presence on all social media
  • Hola DeFi – a DeFi product directory for the Spanish-speaking community
  • ProstoCoin – an extensive Defi & Crypto ressource for the Russian-speaking community.

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