New Report: IOTA Foundation "Bringing Clarity to the DeFi Sector: A Cross-Sector Proposal for a Unified DeFi Definition"

Iota Foundation Report

The primary goal of this work from IOTA Foundation is to set the groundwork for a comprehensive and universally recognized definition of DeFi. In light of the rapid growth and evolution of the Web3 industry, it becomes imperative to establish a shared understanding of DeFi as a way to foster collaboration, regulatory clarity, and innovations in this borderless financial ecosystem. The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive report of the process that led to the formulation of the consolidated definition of DeFi.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is based on blockchain technology and aims to create open-source financial building blocks. It refers to a paradigm that operates through the integration of various technologies with common characteristics, as opposed to operating as a cohesive unit like traditional financial systems. At its core, DeFi embodies the principle of absolute financial freedom arising from absolute responsibility on the part of users.

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