February 5, 2021, 5:32AM EST
• 10 min read

Flash loans as a capital boost tool

Quick Take

  • Flash lending allows Ethereum users to get capital for any action as long as they return these tokens to the liquidity pool at the end of the transaction.
  • The most beneficial flash loan provider is dYdX, which allows borrowers not to pay a fee for the use of funds.
  • While Aave is most commonly associated with flash loans, it is used less frequently than its competitors and is likely only due to its easy integration.
  • Uniswap v2 flash swaps produced $7.5M fees for liquidity providers due to multiple DeFi attacks.

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