03 October 2020 · 1 min read

Ethereum DeFi Tutorial - DeFi Explained For Beginners

In this video, Alex Saunders of Nugget's News teaches you how to use all the leading Ethereum and DeFi projects, including MetaMask, decentralized exchanges like Uniswap, DEX aggregators like MoonSwap, liquidity pools and yield farming, synthetic assets, and even layer 2 scaling solutions.

According to Saunders, this super tutorial will explain everything you need to know to confidently participate in the web3 revolution.


0:00 Gitcoin Grants Round 7
4:00 Top websites for DeFi enthusiasts
6:05 Online security tips
8:10 Public & private keys
10:20 Beware of phishing scams
11:40 MetaMask wallet & browser extension
13:30 Why blockchain transactions get stuck
15:40 ETH Gas Station
16:05 Fixing a stuck transaction with MetaMask
19:00 Using a VPN & keeping your transaction history private
20:10 MyEtherWallet (MEW), MyCrypto & Ethereum Name Service (ENS)
22:50 Web3 wallets: Argent, Trust Wallet, Dharma, Enjin, Monolith, Coinbase Wallet, Gnosis Safe
26:25 DeFi management tools: Zapper, Zerion, DeFi Saver, Liquidity Vision
28:20 DEX: KyberSwap, Bancor
32:55 How to use Uniswap
39:10 DEX aggregators: Matcha, 1inch, Mooniswap
41:15 DEXes for derivatives traders: dYdX, MCDEX, Hedget, Opyn, Opium, Hegic
44:10 Liquidity pools & yield farming: Curve, Swerve, Pickle, mStable, BarnBridge, Balancer, Aave, SushiSwap, Cream Finance, DODO, Shroom.Finance, BASED, Synthetix
53:40 What are yearn.finance & yVaults?
54:50 Synthetic assets in DeFi: Set, UMA
57:15 Layer 2 solutions: Raiden, Loopring, Rails, Synthetix’s Mintr on L2, FunFair, xDAI
1:01:25 Tokenised Bitcoin: tBTC, Ren, WBTC
1:02:10 Insurance: Nexus Mutual
1:03:35 Prediction markets: Augur, Omen
1:04:15 NFTs: Nifty Ink, Rarible, OpenSea, SuperRare
1:05:45 Multi-chain solutions: RedFOX, WAX, THORChain, Serum
1:06:15 Building a better mempool

The video was live-streamed on October 1, 2020.