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The real future of the decentralized finance world is adoption, mass adoption. Aave just announced a full-on fiat on ramp, Binance has listed 10+ DeFi assets in the last few weeks, and Coinbase has been offering steady 1.25% APYs on USDC for months now.
Now, we build the stepping stones and pave the foundation for the future.
Still, though, one of the biggest challenges ahead is the ability for the mainstream investor to use decentralized finance products and protocols.
Like, lets be honest, were not seeing the average joe hop into metamask, transfer BTC to renBTC using RenBridge then use that to get sBTC curve LP tokens to farm CRV and BPT.
But, they would be able to use an all-in-one DeFi interface like Zerion to help them get started lending and borrowing.
P.S. We have a special guest article below from Rebecca, a Zerion team member!
2020 has been a big year for Zerion. The interface went from a simple portfolio tracking tool into one of the easiest places to explore the entire DeFi market, buy and sell tokens, and manage assets across multiple wallets.
Since redesigning their product to be more market-centric, the team is now turning their attention towards making Zerion the one place where investors can access all of DeFi. This shift is a logical response to an evolving landscape of user needs: when they launched their Explore and Market pages – which allow you to filter assets by performance, protocol, and type – they saw a 50x increase in weekly active users, signalling the growing demand for tools that let you discover new DeFi assets and track a complex portfolio from a single platform. In addition, weekly active users on their mobile apps increases 6x.
Zerion’s roadmap is now entirely focused on supporting a wider range of transactions with DeFi instruments. This will build on the previous work they’ve done with DeFi SDK, an open-source library that makes it easier for dApps to integrate with protocols. Right now, Zerion lets you buy and sell a number tokens, but with new protocols and strategies cropping up every day, users are looking for ways to do more with the assets they have. This includes staking, yield farming and trading. The important part is they want to do this from the same place they manage their entire portfolio – and building towards this is now a top priority for most DeFi interfaces.
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DISCLAIMER: Investing into cryptocurrency and DeFi platforms comes with inherent risk including technical risk, human error, platform failure and more. This is not financial advice. Please refer to our blog for more on mitigating your downside when using these protocols!
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