Duke University
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Opportunities and Risks
Duke University

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Opportunities and Risks

This course is part of Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The Future of Finance Specialization

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Cam Harvey

Instructor: Cam Harvey

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  • A framework to evaluate DeFi risk; Environmental implications of cryptocurrency; and winners and losers in the future of finance.

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There are 5 modules in this course

The first model explores both logic errors and economic exploits that characterize smart contract risk. We then focus on some specific exploits including the Yearn.finance exploit that utilized a massive flash loan.

What's included

4 videos1 reading1 quiz

The second model explores additional risks including governance attacks, DNS attacks, oracle vulnerabilities, and DEX risk. The module ends with an exploration of the different types of custodial arrangements and the risks that each approach creates.

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5 videos1 quiz

Scaling risk is one of the biggest risks facing DeFi. Current capacity of the Ethereum blockchain is only about 15 transactions per second whereas the Visa network is 65,000. This module explores potential solutions to the scaling problem.

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4 videos1 quiz

The final module explores the regulatory risk that the DeFi space faces from KYC/AML to the potential declaration that some DeFi tokens are securities. Central bank digital currencies are also explored. We then explore the environmental impact of Proof of Work consensus and the migration to the environmentally friendly Proof of Stake.

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3 videos1 quiz

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2 videos

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Cam Harvey
Duke University
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