Blockchain and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

From peer-to-peer payment systems to USD-pegged stablecoins to decentralized insurance, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has emerged as one of the most active and fastest growing sectors in the blockchain space with a wide range of use cases for developers, individuals, and institutions. DeFi offers a pathway to reimagining the financial supply chain by democratizing access and distribution of financial services. As part of this Webinar participants will learn key concepts, implementations, opportunities and risks of decentralized financial tools and systems.

Webinar Outline

  • How does blockchain technology enable peer-to-peer value exchange?
  • Traditional, Centralized and Decentralized Finance - What is the difference?
  • How does the DeFi landscape look today: An overview of Use Cases in Stablecoins, Borrowing/Lending and Decentralized Insurance
  • Key components across DeFi protocols: composability, liquidity and collateralization
  • What are the opportunities and risks of using decentralized financial tools and instruments?

Who is this Webinar perfect for:

Open to all thinkers, creators and enablers with a beginner to intermediate level understanding of blockchain and a curiosity for its practical application in decentralized finance

Date: Tuesday 21 July

Time: 17:30 – 18:30 BST 12:30 – 13:30 ET

Presented By

Mara Schmiedt

Global Strategy Manager @ ConsenSys Codefi

Mara is a Strategy Manager at ConsenSys, where she leads global strategy, discovery, and delivery of new blockchain ventures, products, and platforms that facilitate the adoption and participation in open-source economies and decentralized finance. Her role entails supporting protocol teams with the launch, design, and ongoing participation in their respective networks by leveraging her background in applied economics and knowledge in market, mechanism, and game theoretic design.

Mara has broad experience in bringing blockchain-based products and ventures in the financial services, supply chain and retail sector to market. Prior to ConsenSys she worked as a Management Consultant at PwC, focused on developing the operative blueprints for the implementation of technological innovation in financial processes.



Areas of Expertise: Blockchain, Decentralized Finance, Cryptoeconomics