Hey Cadets, welcome back! The recent deployment
of Uniswap V3 has been exciting… and since they’ve fixed some, BUT NOT ALL of the gas
fee issues, Ethereum has been on a rampage! Vitalik just became the world’s youngest
crypto billionaire, and the DeFi market is growing faster than the mold in the roommate’s
shower… Getting into DeFi can feel intimidating, especially with all the different coins and
applications, but worry not! Today we’re here to go over some of our favorite tools that
can make your DeFi journey a little easier. First of all, if you’re not using the Metamask
wallet, you’re probably not doing DeFi right. Metamask is THE gold standard for DeFi and
serves as the gateway to all blockchain apps. After all… The whole point of DeFi is to have
decentralization, and Metamask allows you to trade on exchanges, farms, and liquidity pools
directly from your wallet! No more middlemen. With that being said, 1 inch is coming for that
number 1 spot! The original DEX aggregator is competing amongst the top exchanges already, and
now, they’ve launched their new wallet on iOS. I recently downloaded it, aaaand I’m not gonna
It’s pretty sweet. They have their built in DEX aggregator that works directly in the
wallet app. It’s like Metamask plus Uniswap all in one app. Watch out TrustWallet! With
Binance Smart Chain support… this might just be my new go-to mobile DEX. The user interface
looks super sweet and is very user friendly. But what would DeFi be without some good charts??
That’s where DEXtools comes in. For all you traders out there, they provide real-time
data to create unique trading strategies, and to help anticipate market movements!
If you’re deep into DeFi like me, you already know that finding a chart for newly
listed projects has been a struggle.
DEXtools provides support for both Ethereum and BSC
projects along with pool and pair explorers. The last DeFi tool on our radar is
Etherscan. For all you beginners, Etherscan (and BSC scan) is the best blockchain
explorer to trace all your transactions and even snoop on your friend’s wallets. This
means that if your transaction is taking FOREVER, just hop on over to Etherscan
to see what’s going on.
Shoutout to our friends over
at Genesis Block! They’re the premiere bitcoin and crypto trading desk
in Hong Kong. If you’re ever in the area, feel free to drop by one of their 3 locations
to buy, sell, or trade bitcoin. If you’re new to crypto or just looking to learn, they also
have advisors that can help answer questions, and they even have a regular bar to grab
some drinks to meet some like-minded people. Alright Cadets! That’s all for now.
Are there any other DeFi tools from your arsenal you’d recommend? Let us know
in the comments.
Until next time, HODL, Secure your crypto, and may Satoshi
and Vitalik be with you always!.