Best Decentralized Finance(DeFi) YouTube channels that you’ll find helpful!

Apoorv Lathey
4 min readSep 10, 2020


Decentralized Finance (DeFi) refers to the permissionless, peer-to-peer, and transparent financial systems built on public blockchains like Ethereum.

2020 was THE year of DeFi. The total value locked in DeFi has gone from less than 1 Billion dollars to touching $23B+ in just a matter of a few months.

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With all the innovation happening in this space at such a fast pace, it becomes quite overwhelming to keep up with all this. New protocols are getting announced every other day each with new yield farming opportunities. And for users that are just entering into crypto, it becomes difficult for them to grasp all this at once.

For that, I am listing the following youtube channels (in no particular order) that would be helpful in understanding DeFi and its various protocols:

1. Finematics

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They offer great educational content in the form of whiteboard videos that explain various terminologies and working of protocols associated with DeFi.

Videos by Finematics

2. DeFi Tutorials with DeFi Dad

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This is the best place to get hands-on knowledge on how to actually interact with the various DeFi Applications. If you are a complete beginner and want to know how to provide liquidity to Curve, buy insurance for DeFi, or use, DeFi Dad is here to guide you through each step.
These are very beginner-friendly and goes into little details like how does approval of tokens work, how to use Metamask with dapps as well as the risks associated with using the different protocols.

Videos by DeFi Dad

3. The Defiant

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The highest production quality content along with a slight touch of humor is available on this channel thanks to Robin from Harmony.
Viewers can catch up on the events that occurred in DeFi in the past week.

Also check out their “DeFi 101” playlist that explains all DeFi terminologies in short and easy to digest videos:

Videos by The Defiant

4. The Daily Gwei

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Hosted by Anthony Sassano, this channel publishes daily recaps of everything happening in the Ethereum ecosystem. You don’t need to spend 24*7 on Crypto Twitter as this channel has got you covered in condensed 30min videos.

Videos by The Daily Gwei

5. Bankless

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This channel produces high-quality, long-duration content like podcasts, interviews, AMAs, and more. You can find the founders of various DeFi protocols joining in to discuss about the new developments in the space that the end-users can follow along easily.
Past guests include: Vitalik (Ethereum founder), Stani (from Aave), Andre (from Yearn), and more!

Videos by Bankless

6. DeFi Weekly

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This is a channel by Kerman Kohli ($KERMAN) that goes into much more detail into the working of protocols, which I think is a must for the users to know how their money is being handled before depositing it into smart contracts.

Videos by DeFi Weekly

7. Chris Blec on DeFi

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The videos are for a less-techy audience, so if you are just stepping into DeFi then they are a good place to start.
Note: Chris had paused posting videos for the past 5 months (when most of the DeFi bull run took place) so some older content might be outdated. But he’s back now with the live streams!

Videos by Chris Blec

I hope the videos from these channels would be helpful in your DeFi journey.
If you have some suggestions to add then do comment them down!

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