Decentralized Finance Part 2: The Behavioral Science Perspective

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Decentralized Finance

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is making waves with several of its (crypto-)currencies, platforms and protocols becoming more and more prominent in the news and other forms of mainstream media. I was inspired by an article on “crypto-rebels” published on Bloomberg, that dives deeper into this topic. Within the first article, I laid out what DeFi is, wants and does, to the best of my understanding. In this article, the second part of the mini-series, we are going to look into what we have seen DeFi achieve so far and discuss its not so great reputation, and of course, dive into what…...

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Merle van den Akker Merle van den Akker is a PhD student in Behavioural Science, at the Warwick Business School. She studies the effect different payment methods, especially contactless and mobile methods, have on how e manage our personal finances. In her "free" time she writes articles on personal finance, behavioural science, behavioural finance and life as a PhD student, these are all published on Money on the Mind. With DDI, she writes on personal and behavioural finance, to ensure that knowledge from academia trickles into the mainsteam, and can help as many people as possible!