Butterflies. We all know that feeling. The swirly, gooey, fluttery feeling that tumbles in our stomachs when something exciting is about to happen. Maybe it’s a first date, maybe it’s an interview for a dream job, maybe it’s Christmas morning and we, as little kids, ran and jumped our way down to the Christmas tree before everyone was awake. Pits. We all know that feeling too. A pit in the stomach is heavy, burdensome, lethargic, dragging us down in our core when something we wait anxiously for something to happen.
Akropolis is an Ethereum-based protocol that provides financial services to the informal economy. Most decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms concentrate on a subset of yield farming or liquidity mining at the top of their menu. This aspect deals with mostly lending and borrowing services, leaving savings, which is also a crucial part of a decentralized financial ecosystem, unattended or not fully developed. Although projects have attempted to close this gap, Akropolis aims to do a better job. Generally, Akropolis flips conventional finance to introduce a fully DeFi-structured world. Table of Contents
There are many decentralized finance (DeFi) projects being developed in the cryptocurrency space today. While most of these projects turn out to be successful, there are some others that fail before they even scale up. Usually, they are caused by problems in their respective networks, only to be discovered when it is too late. The Kusama project began as a way to address that. Kusama is Polkadot’s “canary” network. It was created to run decentralized applications (dApps) that are yet to be deployed on the Polkadot blockchain. But more than