In 2008, a person (or possibly a group of persons since identity remains unknown) named Satoshi Nakamoto invented the cryptocurrency called Bitcoin (BTC). Bitcoin up to now remains a decentralized digital currency, meaning the trading is done peer-to-peer without the need of an intermediary such as banks.

Founded by Andre Cronje, Yearn is a set of protocols that run on the Ethereum blockchain, which is different from Bitcoin’s. Bitcoin’s blockchain aims to decentralize products and services other than crypto. This means that Ethereum’s blockchain is not only focused on the digital gold (cryptocurrency), but it also allows users to create assets along with their respective programs to govern them.

PancakeSwap, an automated market maker (AMM) with pools where users can gain fees from staking, lending, and yield farming, was released in September 2020 by unknown developers. It is the third largest exchange by volume in the DeFi field for exchanging BEP20 tokens on the Binance Smart Chain, and it is a decentralized exchange (secure peer-to-peer cryptocurrency transfers without the need for an intermediary including banks or brokerages).

As opposed to active income — where you have to render services and get paid a certain amount within a particular time frame — passive income is being able to continuously generate money over time, even after you’ve done the work. Contrary to popular belief, some measure of work is still involved in passive income, but what makes it so appealing for people is that you don’t have to do a regular 9-to-5 shift for it.

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published the whitepaper for Bitcoin. It unknowingly marked the birth of cryptocurrency. He envisioned a transaction system that didn’t have middlemen and large financial institutions. It led to the gathering of a small passionate community of developers who began developing the programming for Bitcoin.