Lending

Stani Kulechov, founder of Aave, at Consensus 2019 (CoinDesk)
Curve Crisis Shows Pitfalls of Decentralized Risk Management
Top DeFi lenders allowed a crypto CEO to take a risky bet, raising key questions about how they manage risk.
Stani Kulechov, founder of Aave, at Consensus 2019 (CoinDesk)

It was almost a dead man's Curve. (Unsplash)
As Curve Averts DeFi Death Spiral, Fiasco Exposes Serious Risks
Curve, a leading decentralized exchange on Ethereum, was hacked for more than $70 million in July. Questions continue to linger around the platform's long-term viability and p...
It was almost a dead man's Curve. (Unsplash)

Dion Chu, Founder and CEO (Term Labs)
DeFi Platform Term Finance Brings Fixed Rate Lending to Ethereum
Short term, fixed rate loans can now work in harmony with Aave and Compound's "ultimate liquidity" model.
Dion Chu, Founder and CEO (Term Labs)

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Crypto Lender Credix Brings Additional Private Credit Pool on Solana With 11% Yield
Decentralized finance platform Credix opens a trade receivables lending pool with the Solana Foundation among the investors.
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MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen (CoinDesk TV)
MakerDAO Votes to Halt Lending to Tokenized Credit Pool After $2M Loan Default
The embattled Harbor Trade credit pool minted $1.5 million of DAI stablecoin secured with loans to a consumer electronics firm, which defaulted on $2.1 million of debt.
MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen (CoinDesk TV)

MarginFi banner. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
DeFi Lender MarginFi Fuels Growth With Loyalty Points, Spurring Talk of ‘Solana Renaissance’
MarginFi’s new points program has many users convinced it's the setup for a token airdrop.
MarginFi banner. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
A Second Round of the Lummis-Gillibrand Crypto Bill Elevates CFTC, Defines DeFi
Last year’s prominent U.S. crypto legislation from a bipartisan pair of senators is back for a reboot that imagines a less prominent role for the SEC than Chair Gary Gensler h...
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Sid Powell, CEO of Maple Finance (Maple Finance)
Maple Finance Expands to Direct Lending Targeting Web3 Firms
The firm aspires to fill the gap in crypto lending left by the implosion of centralized lenders such as BlockFi and Genesis.
Sid Powell, CEO of Maple Finance (Maple Finance)

A Hut 8 mining site (Hut 8)
Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Secures Up to $50M in Loans From Coinbase
The first $15 million will be drawn shortly after closing the deal, while another $15 million is conditional on closing a merger.
A Hut 8 mining site (Hut 8)

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Solana-Based Crypto Lending Platform Jet Pivots to Fixed-Rate Term Lending
The project's new model uses an order book to match borrowers and lenders, relying on a market-based mechanism to set interest rates.
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