The most unexpected use cases for DeFi in 2023

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has come a long way since its inception in 2017. Initially a method to trade cryptocurrencies, it has now evolved into a one-of-a-kind tool to revolutionize entire markets and industries. The growth of the DeFi market is estimated to happen at a CAGR of 42.5% until 2030. As more people use digital currencies and turn to decentralization for much-needed innovation, DeFi use cases explode in popularity and uniqueness.

In 2023, we can expect to see DeFi being used in some of the most unexpected fields. In this blog post, we will explore three of the most innovative niches where DeFi is a definite gamechanger.

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The healthcare industry is one of the most critical and vital sectors that affect people’s lives. According to a 2022 report by HIPAA Journal, there were 642 healthcare data breaches reported in the United States in 2022, resulting in the exposure of over 26 million healthcare records. This highlights the urgent need for more secure and robust systems to protect sensitive patient data.

DeFi can be a game-changer in this industry. With DeFi, healthcare providers can create a decentralized system where patient data is secure, and healthcare services are accessible to all. This system can be created using blockchain technology, which provides a secure and transparent way to store and share data.

For example, a DeFi platform can be created where patients can store their medical records on the blockchain. This will allow them to access their medical records from anywhere in the world, and healthcare providers can access their data quickly and securely. Additionally, DeFi can enable peer-to-peer payment systems between patients and healthcare providers, making it easier and more affordable for patients to receive the care they need.


DeFi can make education more accessible by providing peer-to-peer payment systems, eliminating the need for centralized authorities, and enabling the use of cryptocurrencies to pay for education. Smart contracts can also ensure transparent and secure repayment of loans and scholarships.

In addition to making education more accessible and affordable, DeFi can also facilitate research in the education industry through the concept of Decentralized Science (DeSci). DeSci refers to the use of decentralized systems and blockchain technology to streamline the research process, improve data accuracy, and increase transparency. 

With DeSci, researchers can easily collaborate and share data without the need for intermediaries, making the research process more efficient and cost-effective. This can lead to the development of more innovative and impactful research, ultimately benefiting the education industry and society as a whole.

Real Estate

The real estate industry, too, has not been immune to the negative effects of inefficiencies and errors. DeFi has the potential to simplify the real estate processes through the decentralized system for the purchase and sale of properties. With DeFi and the use of smart contracts, property transactions can be made more transparent and secure.

With the help of DeFi, people can also invest in real estate projects using cryptocurrencies. The platform can use smart contracts to ensure that the investment is secure, and investors can receive returns based on predetermined conditions. DeFi can enable peer-to-peer payment systems between buyers and sellers, making the process more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Wrapping up

DeFi has the potential to revolutionize many industries and make them more accessible, affordable, and efficient. In 2023, we can expect to see DeFi being used in some of the most unexpected fields, such as healthcare, education, and real estate. These innovative use cases are just the tip of the iceberg for DeFi’s potential – let’s see what the future holds!

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