Yearn Finance (hereby referred to as Yearn or YFI) is a product/platform that enables ethereum users to earn a rate of return on their cryptocurrency. Do you yearn to learn more?

Yearn is perhaps better defined as being a protocol, since it is essentially computer code that communicates with other protocol’s code. The objective of this computer code is to move cryptocurrency around the internet seeking a return on investment.

Delving deeper, Yearn is a community of builders who are collaborating together. If you fancy being part of it, your contribution and commitment to Yearn will give you influence.

History


What is Ethereum?

Launched in 2015, Ethereum is the community-run technology powering the cryptocurrency, ether (ETH) and thousands of decentralized applications. With its open-source, blockchain-based software, Ethereum enables Smart Contracts and Distributed Applications (ĐApps) to be built and run without any downtime, fraud, control, or interference from a third party. It has emerged as one of the most exciting and proven projects in the cryptocurrency space. As the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Ethereum proposed to utilize blockchain technology not only for maintaining a decentralized payment network but also for storing computer code which can be used to power tamper-proof…


What is Cardano?

Cardano is a decentralized third-generation proof-of-stake blockchain platform.

Cardano might seem similar to other blockchain platforms like Ethereum. However, it distinguishes itself from others through a commitment to peer-reviewed scientific research as building blocks for updates to its platform. It has mainly released products to identity management and product traceability. The organizations behind Cardano have released three products: Atala PRISM, Atala SCAN, and Atala Trace. The first product is marketed as an identity management tool that can be used to provide access to services. For example, it can be used to verify credentials to open a bank…


Nawal El Saadawi, revolutionary feminist, pictured at her home in Cairo, Egypt, in 2015. Photograph: David Degner/Getty Images

Feminism in the Middle East and North Africa has become prevalent as scholars from both eastern and western countries are scrutinizing the new wave of bold outspoken Arab feminists. However, mainstream academia often overlooks the transnational perspective — that is, the factors that go beyond borders and deeply influence women in the so-called “third world”. We cannot analyze the experience of Arab women without recognizing the intersections of religion, ethnicity, gender, class and nationality. These elements are interconnected in the Arab world, as in many other developing countries. This paper seeks to elucidate how Arab Feminism has been received in…

Nour Assili

Playing at the intersection of tech, art and activism

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