Knox Trades Solana Developer Course

Link: Learn how to:   Use web3.js to lookup accounts, send SOL, check token balances Perform SNS lookups using JavaScript Develop in Rust Create Programs (smart contracts) in Rust for Solana Create Unit Tests for Programs Create React frontend websites for Programs Develop NFT Solutions using the whole suite of Metaplex products Perform Snapshots […]

Udemy Solana Developer Course

Link:   What you’ll learn Understand the basic philosophy behind the blockchain and distributed/decentralised applications Understand the fundamentals of Solana and how Solana is different from Ethereum Learn the capabilities and applications of the Solana blockchain Understand how Solana programs (smart contracts) work, both in theory and in practice Learn how to develop professional […]


Staking is the act of depositing an asset and “locking” it as collateral in a protocol. By locking it, one can provide a service needed for the long term sustainability of the protocol  Staked assets have value accrual mechanisms and give their holders a claim on the value generated by the pool (usually in the […]

Yield Farming

A way of trying to maximize a rate of return on capital by leveraging different DeFi protocols. (ie: chasing yield) Similar to traditional savings accounts, people look for places that offer the highest APY to park their money. APY = annual % yield and it’s a common way of comparing rates of return on your […]

Liquidity Pool Vs Order Books

Order Books:  An order book is a collection of the currently open orders for any given market  The system that matches orders with each other is called the matching engine  Along with the matching engine, the order book is the core of any centralized exchange (CEX) Liquidity Pools: A collection of pooled funds into a […]

Automated Market Maker (AMM)

Type of decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol that relies on a mathematical formula to price assets. AMM’s are smart contracts that hold liquidity reserves that traders can trade against. These reserves are funded by liquidity providers (LP’s)  Instead of using an order book like a traditional exchange, assets are priced according to a pricing algorithm  Requires […]

Liquidity Pools

Liquidity pools are pools of tokens that are locked in a smart contract. Used to facilitate trading by providing liquidity and are extensively used by some of the decentralized exchanges. Can be used to for trading, yield farming/ liquidity mining  In its basic form, a single liquidity pool holds 2 tokens and each pool creates […]

Impermanent Loss Explained

Below is a great video on impermanent loss, which is something to consider when staking in Liquidity Pools.  

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