Yield Farming

In crypto assets, yield farming is the act of taking stablecoin and depositing them with different staking and DeFi schemes with varying degrees of risk-yield promises in the hopes that diversification across different varieties of Ponzi schemes will remove risk from an overall portfolio.

See also counterparty risk, Ponzi scheme and shadow banking.


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