This page is dedicated to tools that will help you navigate the Web3 ecosystem and learn how to DYOR (Do Your Own Research).
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DeFi Llama is an open source TVL aggregator for DeFi, tracking nearly 2000 protocols across 145 chains. Accurate information on liquidity, volume and TVL on DeFi protocols.
Defi Llama Stablecoin Analytic Tool shows the total market cap of stablecoins in circulation, toggle to view stablecoins across chains and view dominance with visual aid. Sort by depeg to view the 1:1 ratio with USD.
DeFi Llama Hacks page shows the total value lost in crypto hacks¹ and exploits², profiling incidents with toggle to sort by date and value lost with links to read more about each incident.
¹Hack refers to when code is compromised via external means.
²Exploit refers to when code is compromised by existing glitch, loophole or oversight.
DappRadar is a trusted open source tool for aggregated information on Decentralized Applications. aggregating data from over 12700 Dapps³ across 48 networks. View dapps ranked together with toggles for unique active wallets, volume and TVL. Use DappRadar to discover new Decentralized Applications and explore the DeFi ecosystem.
DappRadar Industry Overview shows total analytic data for over 200,000 smart contracts and 12700 Dapps. Use the industry overview page to view total unique active wallets, transactions and volume, visual aids provide this data going back as far as 1 year.
³Dapps are Decentralized Applications also referred to as dApps, all applications that run on a decentralized protocol with a front end interface is considered to be a dapp. Examples include DEXs, NFT marketplaces, GameFi applications, farms and bridges. Learn more: What is a Dapp & How Does it Use Smart Contracts?, The Defiant
Certik is a blockchain security company that has audited over 3300 projects and a combined TVL of over $360b. All Certik audits⁴ are made publicly available and searchable on this site.
Research over 3300 protocols for Certik audit information to learn more about the possible risks. Certik smart contract audits are user friendly reads and can be used to familiarize you with which security concerns to look for.
Go to individual protocol pages to easily see a trust score, aggregative of individual security, social scores and comparative data to other protocols in the ecosystem with visual aid.
⁴Smart Contract Security Audits refer to the process of using code analysis to identify any loopholes or potential vulnerabilities in the smart contract. Learn more: What is a Smart Contract Security Audit?, Binance Academy
Rug Doc is a community education platform, focused on making DeFi safer.
Rug Doc Wiki for DeFi provides articles and how to guides to navigate the web3 ecosystem.
RugDoc's Emergency Withdraw Tool is built to help in the case of a compromise on front end interface, automating the contract approvals to withdraw your LP from the protocol.
DexTools is a price data analytics tool that aggregates real time token info from the blockchain to provide charts, token history, transaction info and price alerts across multiple decentralized networks. Use DexTools to view charts and data sets when trading on a DEX.
DexTools Big Swap Explorer aggregates whale transactions over $10,000 USD on Ethereum.
CryptoStats aggregates open source data on a variety of metrics available on the blockchain including fees, revenues and bridged funds. Data sets are utilized for neutral resources.
Open Orgs aggregates data on top DAO treasuries, allowing you to view total treasury liquidity and which assets DAOs are holding.
CryptoFees.info aggregates data on 24 hour and 7 day fees for top AMM protocols across networks.
Dapp.com aggregates data on over 5000 dapps and 2000 tokens across 22 chains. Toggle options to search by 24/hr users, transaction, volume and social signals.
Dapp.com social signals allow you to search by social signals to find the most talked about applications with updates every 3 days.
Token Terminal is a dashboard analytic product aggregating data on TVL, fees and revenue across decentralized applications.
Easily view comprehensive analytics for top protocols with visual aid.
LiquidityFolio provides active on chain data for popular AMM liquidity pools, aggregating LPs across Ethereum and Polygon.
Find liquidity pools, track liquidity rewards and accurately anticipate impermanent loss across popular AMMs such as Uniswap, Sushiswap, Balancer and Curve.
DeFi Market Cap aggregates on chain price, liquidity and market cap information for over 2200 tokens in the DeFi ecosystem, including wrapped assets and liquidity pools.
Binance Academy is an educational resource with over 280 articles, tutorials and explainers on a diverse assortment of topics. Easily search by read time, difficulty level and genre.
Binance Academy Glossary industry relevant definitions, from concepts to acronyms.
Coinmarketcap Alexandria is an educational resource, posting daily articles covering a wide array of topics and industry trends. Easily search by read time, difficulty level and genre.
Coinmarketcap Alexandria Glossary over 1100 industry relevant definitions.
Know the difference between market cap and FDV when using a DEX.
Market capitalization refers to the total market cap of tokens in circulation:
FDV (Fully Diluted Valuation) refers to the max supply of tokens:
DeFi tokens are often used as reward incentives with inflationary models, this will reflect in market cap to FDV. Make sure to check this before assuming a high price potential for a low market cap coin with high FDV.
Check official user documentations for tokenomics which will tell you more about max token supply and the way that new tokens will be minted, unvested or rewarded to users.
Find market cap and FDV on Coingecko and Coinmarketcap.
If you are taking advantage of market cap comparison tools, it is best practice to compare product competitors; compare DEX tokens with DEX tokens, take into consideration their time on the market, protocol TVL and tokenomics. Use common sense in comparisons, low cap tokens can not be compatibly compared to blue chips.
Market Cap Comparison Tools: Market Cap Of, Coingecko Compare
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Using L1 DEX tokens at todays prices: If BOO (MC $12M, $1.21), went to the market cap of JOE (MC $65M, $0.19), BOO value would 5.46x to $6.1
Learn more: What is a cryptocurrency market cap?, Motley Fool
Learn More: What is FDV in Crypto?, Coingecko Learn
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Decentralized Finance is subject to significant risk, including risk related to smart contracts.