Vadim Filippov, Chief Science Officer at Coinchange
Decentralized finance, or DeFi, provides an alternative to traditional banks. Instead of having a third party in a financial transaction—a role banks traditionally played—there is no intermediary. Instead, transactions are handled automatically through technology, executed using smart contracts.
“All financial transactions and records are immutable, un-editable, securely stored on the blockchain,” says Vadim Filippov, Chief Science Officer at Coinchange, a FinTech company that generates yield for customers through blockchain-based assets. “This allows trading, lending, borrowing, insurance and other financial transactions to be automated. And with that automation, the fees generated can go to users, instead of intermediaries.”
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