Whether you're a DeFi beginner, intermediate, or expert, this tutorial will help you learn how to leverage the GARD Protocol's dApp and take the plunge into Algorand DeFi. GARD is an overcollateralized and decentralized money that allows Algorand DeFi participants to earn sustainable yields, leverage ALGOs and ALGO derivatives, and participate in Algorand governance to maximize yield.


00:00 - Intro

01:11 - Logging on w/ MyAlgo wallet

03:00 - Logging on w/ Pera Wallet desktop

03:32 - Logging on w/ Pera wallet mobile browser

04:32 - Opening a CDP and minting GARD w/ ALGO

08:00 - Opening a CDP and minting GARD w/ gALGO

09:42 - Swapping between GARD and ALGO

10:33 - Staking GARD

12:13 - Algorand Governance

14:35 - Auctions/Being a Liquidator

15:36 - Managing your Account

16:27 - Liquidity Pools

17:28 - Pact DEX LPs

19:03 - HumbleSwap LPs

20:26 - Committing LPs to Governance

22:05 - Unwinding/Closing out Positions

25:34 - Recap

26:24 - Final Thoughts


There are countless ways to earn with GARD ranging from participating in Algorand Governance, capitalizing on bonus DeFi gov rewards, borrowing against ALGOs and ALGO derivitives like gALGO and taking advantage of attractive GARD staking APR, arbitrage opportunities attributed to stablizing the GARD peg, and more. The best way to keep up with all of the incentives in place and ways to earn by using the GARD Protocol please review our official documentation here.

Still Have Questions?

You're in luck! We have answers and pride ourselves on continuously helping to grow the GARD community's knowledge of the ins and outs of how the protocol works. The easiest way to get your questions answered is to connect with us on Twitter, Discord, Telegram, or Reddit and we'll be happy to assist. Our community members have also been great about stepping in and helping to field questions for DeFi experts and beginners alike. We are all on this DeFi journey together and we are grateful to have you as part of our growing community!


This is not to be interpreted as financial advice of any kind and we strongly encourage folks to do their own research. More information on GARD Protocol's disclaimer can be found here.