Uncollateralized Loans

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MakerDAO Chases ‘Real World’ Deals and Assets in Major Test for DeFi

Société Générale’s request for a $20M loan from MakerDAO is just one of several real-world deals that the DeFi protocol has coming soon. The O.G. decentralized finance protocol is on the move to fund projects that will make tangible differences in the world. That potentially includes MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen’s push for the organization to …

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Will Booming NFT Market Spur New DeFi Lending Wave?

The whole world is struggling to wrap its head around non-fungible tokens (NFTs), including DeFi. But DeFi is trying. “Over the last two weeks NFT sales have exploded to levels well beyond the NFT boom seen in March,” says a new report by CoinMetrics. Obviously, that’s driven in part by genuine interest but also by …

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No Collateral, No Problem: Goldfinch Raises $11M to Bring Unsecured Loans to DeFi

Unsecured loans, long a missing piece in the DeFi puzzle, may finally be coming to open finance. Goldfinch, a DeFi platform that specializes in making no-collateral loans, announced an $11M raise from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, DeFi Alliance, and other investors. Goldfinch enables borrowers to garner access to unsecured loans without having to go …

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Goldfinch Says it Has Enabled $1M in Un-Collateralized Loans

Goldfinch, a newly launched DeFi lending protocol focusing on loans without collateral, today announced a $1M funding round and progress on its pilot lending program in emerging markets.  Goldfinch, which launched in December, said it’s working with PayJoy in Mexico, Aspire in Southeast Asia, and QuickCheck in Nigeria, which have collectively drawn down $1M from …

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