TECH BUYER Jul 2022 - IDC Perspective - Doc # AP48760222

The Promise, Perils, and Applicability of DeFi

By:

Muhammad Adam Kamarul Zaman
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Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: The Promise, Perils, and Applicability of DeFi

Situation Overview

What Is DeFi?

The Building Blocks of DeFi: Infrastructure and Mechanisms

Blockchain

Smart Contract

Cryptoassets: Cryptocurrency and Token

Table: Evolution of DeFi

DeFi's Current State and Future Trends

Figure: Cumulative Total Value Locked in DeFi, 2020–2022

Potential of DeFi

Technical Structure

Disintermediating Transactions

Liquidity

Transparency

Programmability and Composability

Table: Examples of Applications Built on Uniswap

Sovereignty and Societal Impact

Risks and Perils of DeFi

Economics

Scalability

Security and Vulnerability

Regulation

Barriers to Adoption

Table: Use Cases of DeFi

Applicability of DeFi to Banking

Table: Implementation of DeFi Pillars in Banking

Applicability of DeFi to Economic Activity

Growth Areas and Adoption Opportunities

Table: Growth Areas for Business and Vendors

Advice for the Technology Buyer

Table: Key Action Items

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