While our team has covered flash loans before, we haven’t discussed Aave in detail yet. London based Aave is a non-custodial protocol that lets users either earn interest on deposits or borrow digital assets. It just launched in January but has gained quite a bit of traction since then (as you can see below).
Source: DeFi Pulse, CMC
Aave has differentiated itself from other decentralized lending platforms by continuously adding unique features such as flash loans and rate switching.
As a refresher, flash loans allow traders to open uncollateralized loans that are repaid in the same transaction as it’s taken out. This is typically used to exploit arbitrage opportunities within DeFi that would quickly turn a profit all in a s