Travis Blane

Travis Blane

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Nick Name
DeFi Dad

Travis Blane, popularly known as DeFi Dad, is a long time DeFi super-user, educator, and investor. He is the creator of DeFi Tutorials with DeFi Dad, a YouTube channel where you can learn about new digital money applications built on Ethereum and other chains. DeFi Dad is also a Partner at Fourth Revolution Capital, is an alternative investment firm focused exclusively on blockchain technology and digital assets. In addition, he hosts a weekly DeFi live stream called Zapper TV, where he interviews the leading founders, developers, investors, and enthusiasts pushing the DeFi revolution. He frequently makes DeFi tutorials at and on Twitter, including public free content on countless other channels. He publishes weekly tutorials on The Defiant and a 30-episode web series called The DeFi 101 on Defiant News as part of his Gitcoin pledge to produce free DeFi educational content.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • DeFi Dad started his YouTube channel in January 2020, educating viewers on how to use DeFi apps.

  • Since then, his channel has received 350,000+ views and a following of 30,000 subscribers.

  • He tackles topics including digital assets, lending to earn interest, borrowing, market making, spot trading, futures, derivatives, commodities, and more.


  • DeFi Dad has been interviewed and profiled in numerous financial media outlets and publications.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.