According to a new CoinGecko study, the majority of yield farmers are actually oblivious of the technology that underpins the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem.
A survey questioned 1,347 consumers with 93 per cent of respondents claiming to have made a 500 per cent ROI.
Around half of all users are farming with a modest budget of $1,000 or less.
The rather restricted scope of one such budget has brought up concerns about gas prices that have been climbing up continuously, making it harder for some consumers to transact at net gain.
Some 68 per cent of all interviewed people said that they do not leverage their positions to minimise risk and almost 50 per cent responding that they would not invest in unaudited protocols.
However, only 40 per cent of DeFi users said that they actually understood how DeFi protocols worked, meaning investors who have been reaping benefits are not blockchain and DeFi savvy.
Yield farming has been quite popular, with most of it happening in Europe, followed by Asia, North American, and even Africa and South America. Even Australians are farming, but they represent a very small fraction of the number total.
Blockchain and DeFi technology can be difficult, but there have been some successful projects that exemplify how the tech can be used in a way that is understandable to the masses. For example, online blockchain casinos are a perfect example.