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Figure Technologies Securitizes $150M of Home Equity Loans on Blockchain
The deal may serve as a showcase for DLT’s benefits to Wall Street at a time when such use cases no longer generate the same buzz as five years ago.
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Blockchain.com Wallet Users Can Now Borrow Against Their Crypto Holdings
Users can borrow U.S. dollar-denominated stablecoins against bitcoin in their wallets.
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BitGo CEO Mike Belshe
BitGo Reveals Bitcoin Lending Push; $150M Booked So Far
With big banks still mostly eschewing the 11-year-old digital-asset industry, a new breed of lenders is stepping into the void to meet the demand. Enter BitGo.
BitGo CEO Mike Belshe

Flex Yang, co-founder of Babel Finance
Crypto Lender Babel Hits $380M in Outstanding Loans
Chinese cryptocurrency lending startup Babel Finance said it has reached a record of $380 million in outstanding loans as of February.
Flex Yang, co-founder of Babel Finance

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Compound Extends DeFi Ethos to Itself, Launches Governance Token
DeFi platform Compound is launching the testnet of a new platform today for decentralizing the site's governance.
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Here’s Why Interest Rates on Cryptocurrencies Could Be a Game-Changer
The growth in crypto lending platforms is giving birth to a new type of valuation metric: interest rates.
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DeFi Project bZx Exploited for Second Time in a Week, Loses $630K in Ether
The attacker manipulated price feeds in order to create and profit from an under collateralized loan.
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Eth deposits in DeFi lending & price, 2019-2020 (chart)
Mind the Gap: Why ETH Price and DeFi Adoption Aren't in Sync
Demand for DeFi lending services built on ethereum shows a pattern of inverse relationship to the price of ETH. When ether prices are falling, the amount of ETH locked in DeFi...
Eth deposits in DeFi lending & price, 2019-2020 (chart)

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Bitcoin Lender BlockFi Raises $30M in Series B Led by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures
Having Hong Kong-based HashKey as an investor will help BlockFi expand into Singapore later this year, said CEO Zac Prince.
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Chart of ETH locked in DeFi lending platforms vs time
How Fund Managers View Lending and Staking: 3 Takeaways From a CoinDesk Research Webinar
In December, we invited two fund managers, both long bitcoin and other crypto assets, for a CoinDesk Research webinar on lending and staking. Jordan Clifford of Scalar Capital...
Chart of ETH locked in DeFi lending platforms vs time