A quick synopsis on the DeFi protocols and their respective earnings mechanisms.
1, 0x - Liquidity protocol - Market fees are distributed to ZRX tokenholders/liquidity providers.
2, Aave - Money markets protocol - A portion of the interest accrued is distributed to LEND tokenholders via burns.
3, Augur - Derivatives protocol - Fees from prediction markets are distributed to REP tokenholders for participation.
4, Bancor - Liquidity protocol - A portion of trading fees are distributed to BNT liquidity providers.
5, Compound -Money markets protocol - Accrued interest is distributed to an insurance reserve.
6, dYdX* - Liquidity protocol for margin trading - Trading fees are distributed to the parent company.
7, Kyber - Liquidity protocol - A portion of trading fees are distributed to KNC tokenholders via token burns or dividends for governance participation (Katalyst Upgrade).
8, Maker - Stability protocol - Interest accrued on the outstanding Dai is distributed to MKR hold