BendDAO and NFT Lending: New Tools, Old Problems

Published on
August 23rd, 2022
36 minutes

BendDAO and NFT Lending: New Tools, Old Problems

Crypto Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Sergio Silva, Stephen Young, Ash Bennington and Elaine Ly

Published on: August 23rd, 2022 • Duration: 36 minutes

As new school as it wants to be, DeFi isn’t immune to ancient fears. BendDAO, a platform that uses NFTs as collateral for loans, saw its reserves fall as low as five ETH on Sunday, as depositors withdrew their assets in a classic “run on the bank.” BendDAO remains in dire straits, as the NFT market suffers a massive downturn. In this edition of Real Vision Crypto Daily Briefing, Elaine Ly and Ash Bennington focus on NFT lending – including the question of BendDAO’s solvency as well as today’s feature segment breaking down a recent conversation between Sergio Silva, the senior director for Web3 business development at Fireblocks, and Stephen Young, the founder and CEO of NFTfi. Elaine and Ash also talk about leaked FTX revenue figures and a Morgan Stanley research report on the stablecoin market. Send questions in the chat – we love to hear from you.