Stop Using the Word ‘Platform’, and Other DeFi Language Pet Peeves

We can do better with our words, and this nascent, flourishing technology deserves it. As Erik Voorhees wrote, “If [DeFi] does not swell your heart with joy, hope and inspiration, you are missing something.” Changing the way we talk about DeFi – whether you’re a developer, a user, a DAO participant or otherwise – is a very small step on the path to recognizing the hope that DeFi brings for a better system.