Presenter: Stefanos Chaliasos Date: 18 April 2022
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is an emerging area at the intersection of blockchain, digital assets, and financial applications. DeFi uses smart contracts to create protocols that provide (mainly) financial services in an interoperable and transparent way. The leading blockchain for DeFi applications is Ethereum. Despite the substantial progress in DeFi security research, many challenges are yet to be tackled. I will present some exciting research avenues on DeFi, focusing on privacy and security issues in the Ethereum ecosystem.