Decentralized finance companies ("DeFi") are making multi-millionaires out of early investors straight out of the gate in 2022, and they have Mr. Wonderful Kevin O'Leary to thank.

A $206M definitive agreement between the parent company of Bitbuy, a cryptocurrencies marketplace and Mr. Wonderful's Neo-listed DeFi company $WNDR, minted millionaires and marked an exciting start to 2022 for DeFi investors.

What is DeFi? Don't know much about it? Until recently, I didn't either. I still have a lot to learn to be honest. But here are my coles notes on it.

What is decentralized finance? ( DeFi )

Decentralized finance (DeFi) refers to an ecosystem of financial applications built on blockchain networks. DeFi technology is an open-source, permissionless and transparent ecosystem of financial services, available to all and operating without a central authority. It puts users in control of their assets and allows them to interact with this ecosystem through applications like digital wallets.

What are the advantages of DeFi?

Without intermediaries or mediators, DeFi apps are self-sufficient. The code points to resolving any possible dispute, and users maintain control of their funds. DeFi reduces the costs of using these products and allows for an efficient and fluid financial system. The system also provides easy access to people who would otherwise not access the current financial systems. Low-income people can then benefit from a wide choice of financial services through decentralized finance.

With decentralized finance, users can:

- Borrow and lend

- Obtain monetary banking services

- Use decentralized marketplaces (exchange digital assets without intermediaries)

- Use smart contracts

I don't own any stock in $WNDR or have any other investments in the DeFi space. I am willing to recognize that I have been sleeping on it until recently, though. The acquisition of the Canadian company WonderFi Technologies Inc. is a clear signal of the start of this growing market for 2022.

If the stars align, I hope to be able to bring an early investment opportunity in a DeFi space to you all. Stay tuned, and as always: best of luck out there.

Disclosure: Author hold no shares of WonderFi Technologies Inc. at the time of publishing and may choose to buy or sell at any time without notice. Author has not been compensated by any third party for this article.


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