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Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

I want to buy crypto, swap tokens, and use blockchain applications

For everyone who wants to access decentralized finance, collect NFTs, and explore Web3 sites, MetaMask is the world’s most trusted non-custodial digital wallet and Web3 gateway.

My company wants access and exposure to decentralized finance

For institutional investors seeking access to the DeFi ecosystem, MetaMask Institutional enables trades, loans, lending, investments, and interactions with DeFi protocols and applications.

I want to build a decentralized application

For new Ethereum enterprises, ConsenSys has developed a suite of developer products to jumpstart decentralized application production.

What's New

The Web3 Report The Web3 Report
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The Web3 Report

The DeFi data, context, NFTs, tools, and trends that defined Web3 in Summer 2021.

Q2.2021 Ethereum DeFi Report Q2.2021 Ethereum DeFi Report
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Q2.2021 Ethereum DeFi Report

An analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem in Q2 2021 by Consensys Codefi.

DeFi for Institutions DeFi for Institutions
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DeFi for Institutions

The institutional DeFi world is at an incredibly exciting moment in its adoption cycle. Learn about the experience of first movers, the emerging opportunities in the DeFi space, and how best to get started.

DeFi Essentials

Your Complete Guide to Decentralized Finance Your Complete Guide to Decentralized Finance
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Your Complete Guide to Decentralized Finance

Millions of people across the globe are using the Ethereum blockchain to build and participate in a new economic system that is powered by code and setting new standards for financial access, opportunity, and trust. Here’s your complete guide to the exciting new world of DeFi.

I Want To Explain DeFi To My Dad I Want To Explain DeFi To My Dad
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I Want To Explain DeFi To My Dad

Before you download MetaMask and start your DeFi journey, we would like to introduce the key terms and ideas that make decentralized finance possible.

To Be Your Own Bank With MetaMask, You Need To Master These Password Best Practices To Be Your Own Bank With MetaMask, You Need To Master These Password Best Practices
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To Be Your Own Bank With MetaMask, You Need To Master These Password Best Practices

The first step to using MetaMask is to secure your secret seed phrase. Never share your secret seed phrase, and become a security ninja.

DeFi Dapp Review

How To Bridge Your Assets Using Hop Protocol How To Bridge Your Assets Using Hop Protocol
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MetaMask

How To Bridge Your Assets Using Hop Protocol

Learn how to hop from different networks using this trustless bridging protocol. No withdrawal waiting periods and seamless transfers make it ideal for the L2 citizen.

How To Bridge Tokens From Ethereum To Polygon With MetaMask How To Bridge Tokens From Ethereum To Polygon With MetaMask
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MetaMask

How To Bridge Tokens From Ethereum To Polygon With MetaMask

Learn how to bridge your assets to Polygon and interact with a dapp that's focused on reducing carbon emissions

MetaMask Product Guides

The Seal of Approval: Know What You’re Consenting To With Permissions and Approvals in MetaMask The Seal of Approval: Know What You’re Consenting To With Permissions and Approvals in MetaMask
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MetaMask

The Seal of Approval: Know What You’re Consenting To With Permissions and Approvals in MetaMask

One of the hallmarks of Web3 is providing users with full control over privacy and how they interact with its platforms. Learn how to manage approvals and permissions in MetaMask.

MetaMask Swaps: The Optimized DeFi Trading Experience MetaMask Swaps: The Optimized DeFi Trading Experience
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MetaMask

MetaMask Swaps: The Optimized DeFi Trading Experience

A Comparison of DeFi’s Biggest Decentralized Exchanges and Market Makers

DeFi for Organizations

MetaMask Institutional | Q1 2023 Review MetaMask Institutional | Q1 2023 Review
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MetaMask Institutional

MetaMask Institutional | Q1 2023 Review

Our focus at MMI is to serve users with meaningful & measurable value and our users' faith in our products is underlined by our eight-week retention rate of more than 65%.

MetaMask Institutional Launches a More Powerful Web3 Portfolio Dashboard for Organizations MetaMask Institutional Launches a More Powerful Web3 Portfolio Dashboard for Organizations
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MetaMask Institutional

MetaMask Institutional Launches a More Powerful Web3 Portfolio Dashboard for Organizations

MMI’s upgraded portfolio dashboard offers a range of cutting-edge tools—including portfolio management, digital asset monitoring, in-depth transaction reporting, and institutional controls—that will enable organizations to better manage how they interact with web3.

Consensys Launches the First Marketplace for Institutional Staking on MetaMask Institutional, in Partnership with Allnodes, Blockdaemon, and Kiln Consensys Launches the First Marketplace for Institutional Staking on MetaMask Institutional, in Partnership with Allnodes, Blockdaemon, and Kiln
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Press Release

Consensys Launches the First Marketplace for Institutional Staking on MetaMask Institutional, in Partnership with Allnodes, Blockdaemon, and Kiln

MetaMask Institutional, in partnership with Allnodes, Blockdaemon, and Kiln, has launched the first institutional-staking marketplace, bringing together staking providers and offering simple, one-click staking to institutions. The marketplace will also include Consensys’ own staking product.

DeFi and Web3 for Organizations

INSIGHT REPORT

DeFi and Web3 for Organizations

The institutional DeFi world is at an incredibly exciting moment in its adoption cycle. The time is ripe for your organization to learn about the experience of first movers, the emerging opportunities in the DeFi space, and how best to start engaging.

DeFi for Institutions

SOLUTIONS

DeFi for Institutions

As of March 2021, the Ethereum DeFi ecosystem has surpassed US$40 billion in collateral. Cryptocurrency exchanges, funds, decentralized projects, and financial institutions seek to engage and capitalize on opportunities created by this new economic system. Consensys offers several software solutions to facilitate entry and participation in DeFi.

Webinars

Introduction to DeFi Introduction to DeFi
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Introduction to DeFi

Millions of people are only hearing about DeFi for the first time. Join Corbin Page, Head of Product at Consensys Codefi, as he walks through an introduction to Decentralized Finance.

DeFi for Institutions. Why Now? DeFi for Institutions. Why Now?
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DeFi for Institutions. Why Now?

How should institutions shape their DeFi strategy and which major milestones should they to look out for in order to optimize their DeFi roadmaps? Consensys teams up with Aave and Centrifuge to discuss.

When Open Finance Meets DeFi When Open Finance Meets DeFi
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When Open Finance Meets DeFi

Join experts from Consensys, Plaid, and Gemini as they talk about how Open Finance solutions can help new audiences interact with DeFi protocols.