WIFPR hosts regular research symposia and sponsors research white papers.
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Policy-Maker Toolkit – Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (June 2021)
This report is designed to help global policy-makers and regulators to address the decentralized finance phenomenon. It offers resources to understand the DeFi ecosystem, provides a detailed breakdown of the risks that DeFi may pose, and maps out potential policy approach.
DeFi Beyond the Hype: The Emerging World of Decentralized Finance – Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (May 2021)
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a fast-growing area at the intersection of blockchain technology, digital assets, and financial services. While still immature, DeFi offers a radical vision of open, non-custodial, disintermediated, programmable, and composable finance. At the same time, DeFi raises significant public policy concerns. This report seeks to demystify DeFi through an overview of the major categories of activity and market developments.