DeFi Lending and Borrowing Protocols
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) lending and borrowing protocols are blockchain-based platforms that allow individuals to lend and borrow digital assets without the need for traditional financial intermediaries, such as banks. These protocols utilize smart contracts, which are self-executing code on a blockchain, to automate the lending and borrowing process and enforce the terms of the agreement between parties.
On these DeFi platforms, users can lend their digital assets to other users and earn interest on their deposits. Conversely, borrowers can use these digital assets as collateral to obtain loans in the form of stablecoins or other cryptocurrencies. DeFi lending and borrowing protocols typically offer more flexibility, accessibility, and transparency than traditional finance and allow users to participate in the global financial system without the need for intermediaries or extensive paperwork. However, they also carry additional risks such as smart contract vulnerabilities and market volatility.