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Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Disrupting Financial Intermediaries

  • Report
  • 46 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5724222

Technology is Offering a Digital Alternative to Transform the Finance Industry

Developers coined the term DeFi (defy) to illustrate eliminating regulatory parties and intermediaries from transactions, as multiple parties being involved in a transaction leads to low transparency and money loss for the user in a traditional financial system.

DeFi allows clarity and transparency, giving users confidence and an understanding of where their money is circulating. It is an open finance technology that supports financial transactions using cryptocurrency and blockchain. DeFi platforms are easily scalable; new products and methods of transactions can be easily built where rules and restrictions related to transactions can be minimized.

This study offers an understanding of the following areas:

  • Understanding DeFi as a concept
  • DeFi market analysis
  • Significant participants and their offerings
  • Strategic insights
  • DeFi growth opportunities

Table of Contents

1. Strategic Imperatives
  • Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?The Strategic Imperative 8™: Factors Creating Pressure on Growth
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the DeFi Industry
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Research Methodology
2. Growth Opportunity Analysis
  • Scope of Analysis
  • Growth Drivers
  • Growth Restraints
3. Overview
  • DeFi
  • Characteristics and Reasons for Rapid Adoption
  • Traditional Financial System versus DeFi
4. Applications and Regulatory Impact
  • The Role of Smart Contracts in DeFi
  • DApps and Protocol
  • Data Privacy and Regulatory Impact
5. Technology and Market Trend Assessment
  • Market Trends - Blockchain for DeFi
  • Market Trends - Total Value Locked
  • Regional Trends and Insights
  • Patent Landscape
6. Companies to Action
  • Consensys, United States
  • Chainlink, United States
  • UniSwap, United States
  • Aave, United Kingdom
  • Compound, United States
7. Growth Opportunity Universe
  • Growth Opportunity 1: Business Model Optimization and Expansion
  • Growth Opportunity 2: Regulatory Environment for Safety of User Funds
  • Growth Opportunity 3: Cybersecurity for Future Transactions
8. Strategic Insights
  • Strategic Insights
9. Next Steps
  • Your Next Steps
  • Why Frost, Why Now?
  • Legal Disclaimer

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Aave
  • Chainlink
  • Compound
  • Consensys
  • UniSwap