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NFT-based Fixed Lending Protocol Pledge Backed by Stanford Alumni Announces Successful Fundraise

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PRESS RELEASE. Pledge Finance is launching a cross-chain decentralized finance ecosystem, purpose-built for the financial sector following a successful private round in which it raised more than $3 million.

Hong Kong – Pledge Finance, an algorithm-driven, multi-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, is announcing the launch of an NFT-powered structured collateralized lending platform targeted at the traditional financial sector. The Binance Smart Chain platform (BSC), which is based on Pledge, will allow for interoperability with other public chains. This will enable other DeFi platforms to access Pledge’s many product and service offerings.

Pledge Bridges the Gap Between DeFi and Finance

Pledge Finance will include liquidity pools which will act as money markets so that users can exchange cryptocurrencies without the need for a centralized exchange. The supply and demand of cryptocurrencies in each pool will determine the interest rate.

Initially, these pools will be denominated by Pledge’s native token, PLGR, meaning users will need to purchase PLGR to make exchanges between stablecoins and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). This algorithm will allow Pledge users to exchange cryptocurrencies with PLGR at fair price with minimal friction.

In addition to using PLGR to facilitate exchanges between cryptocurrencies, Pledge’s native token will provide holders with a fixed interest rate payment if they choose to use their crypto-assets to provide liquidity for Pledge’s money, lending or derivatives markets. Pledge users have the ability to create multiple liquidity pools for different crypto-assets. Each pool will have fixed terms for loans and can be used for lending.

PLGR will have a total supply of 3 billion PLGR.

Pledge’s derivatives market is powered by unique derivative smart contracts, which swap fixed-rate interest payments for floating-rate interest payments, providing an essential tool for DeFi traders who might use them to hedge against speculative investments made in other pools. These pools can also be found on other decentralized platforms due to Pledge’s interoperability across all chains.

The Future is Bright for Pledge

Pledge Finance is leveraging NFTs to further differentiate itself from other DeFi protocols. Pledge will initially mint 50 NFTs, each representing a fixed-rate bond. These NFTs will be fully convertible in an NFT-based bond exchange market. Each NFT represents the ownership, obligations, and yield of a financial instrument. This tool can be used by financial institutions to perform refinancing operations and swap in and out credit obligations.

This approach capitalizes on the current excitement for NFTs, repurposing it to make financial products such as bonds, loans, and derivatives more accessible to the DeFi world. Pledge’s ultimate goal is to service the trillion-dollar financial supply market and bring the legacy financial sector closer towards the new, decentralized ledger space. This mission is further supported by the success of Pledge’s first private round which raised $3 million in December 2020.

About Pledge

Pledge is a trustworthy, transparent, and convenient cross-chain swap solution for decentralized financial assets. It is dedicated to combining NFT cross chain circulation and multi-asset trade to make it easier to transfer, expand the NFT market, speed up NFT valuation/pricing, and offer more convenience for all NFT users.

The platform itself draws upon the extensive technological and financial experience of its core management team. Tony Chan, the CEO, is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and a computer scientist with a Stanford University degree. In his past career, Chan helped to write part of Windows 95, which at the time of its release, became the most popular operating system in the world. Pledge’s CTO, Michael Ren, was chief artificial intelligence scientist for a Hong Kong-based peer-to-peer lending company, with revenues surpassing $10 billion annually. With 15 years of fintech, in addition, Ren is tasked with propelling the blockchain protocol, community experience, and partnerships for Pledge.

Pledge’s senior product manager, Douglas Hill will lead Pledge’s product development, ensuring its suite of financial products are operationally sound and in-tune with the needs of the market. Hill was previously involved in machine learning and augmented realities, and pioneered the first ML-based platform to support physical therapy and the sport industry.

Leveraging the support of such a competent team, combined with the prospect of interoperability, Pledge is definitely well-positioned to bring the financial sector into the future.

For more information about how Pledge Finance plans to use NFTs to revolutionize the financial sector, visit their main site here.

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PLEDGE FINANCE is the source of this content. This Press Release is intended for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.


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Singapore High Court Injunction Blocks Sale or Transfer of BAYC #2162 NFT

The Singapore High Court has granted a court injunction which stops or blocks the sale of a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) that one man claims was wrongfully taken away from him.

NFT Used as Collateral

A Singapore man has won a court injunction that blocks the sale or potential transfer of a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) that he claims to be rightfully his. According to a report, the NFT is currently in the possession of an online lender named Chefpierre.

The man, who has been identified by the Strait Times (ST) as Janesh Rajkumar, is seeking to recover the BAYC 2162 NFT which he pledged as his security for a loan obtained from Chefpierre. Rajkumar claimed the NFT was wrongfully taken from him.

The Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs are popular with celebrities, some of whom have paid large sums of money to acquire them. The ST report notes Madonna is the latest celebrity to become the owner of a BAYC non-fungible token, after she reportedly paid 180 ETH.

BAYC’s Rare Attributes

Detailing the NFT’s uniqueness, Rajkumar argued the collection is rare even among BAYC NFTs because it has attributes that enable the holder to create another exclusive series. Leveraging the NFT’s rarity and high value, Rajkumar was able to use the BAYC as collateral when borrowing.

In his arguments before the Singapore High Court, Rajkumar insisted his loan agreement with Chiefpierre stipulated he was not relinquishing ownership of the NFT. In the event he failed to pay back on time, Rajkumar would inform the lender who then had to provide a reasonable extension of the repayment period.

The agreement also specified that the lender could not exercise the foreclose option, Rajkumar argued.

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Dvision Network Announces New Land Staking Feature to Bolster Virtual Plot Utility

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PRESS RELEASE. The Dvision Network has recently announced the new ‘LAND Staking Feature‘ in their Dvision Metaverse, with the development being finalized to present a new use case to the virtual plot owners. Officially, Dvision LAND NFT users can now stake their plot and receive DVG points or additional NFT items through the new LAND staking program. This is a crucial component of the entire project and its ecosystem as Dvision currently has about 10,000 LAND owners, as a result of 3 finalized rounds of the LAND Sales, eager to deliver fascinating and advanced content to Dvision World.

Important details to note

Dvision Network launched a new NFT staking solution to improve the usability of the digital plots, and the team has hence already completed three successful LAND sales across several platforms. Furthermore, over 10,000 LANDs have been sold through platforms such as Shopify, Binance NFT, OpenSea, and NFTb.

The LAND staking function, in fact, is the first utility to link to virtual plots before the formal launch. The ‘MetaCities’ will use the LANDs to eventually introduce content created by individuals within Dvision Metaverse.

What else is there to know?

The Dvision team created DVG (Dvision Gold) a new rewards program. This is a digital reward currency which is needed to improve PETs and allow consumers to use P2E (Play to Earn) in Dvision World. The staking period can be broken down into three stages: one month, three and six months. Users will get a higher payoff if they stake longer. ‘Random Building Boxes’ will also be distributed beginning with the 90-day staking period. There is no difference in the type of building. However, users will always receive one regardless of whether they open a random box.

It is worth mentioning Dvision Network’s technological advancements in recent times. They have integrated Coinbase Wallet and Bitski with Wallet Connect, Wallet Connect, and Fortmatic which allow their metaverse users to have a simplified and varied access to their virtual world. Dvision Network previously announced that they are going completely on-chain and integrating Filecoin and IPFS data storage solutions to securely store their data.

About Dvision

Dvision Network, a blockchain-enabled NFT network, aims to be the best in business. Dvision utilizes its VR technology to create a cutting-edge metaverse environment that is accessible to all users worldwide. Designers, companies and all users can enjoy a dynamic and rewarding metaverse experience. Visit Dvision’s website, Medium, Telegram and Twitter channels for additional information and frequent updates.


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Aave Launches Social Media Project Lens Protocol With Over 50 Apps Built on Polygon

Aave Launches Social Media Project Lens Protocol With Over 50 Apps Built on Polygon

The blockchain firm Aave has launched the Lens Protocol, a social media project with applications built on the Polygon blockchain. Lens is similar to the social media platform Twitter but Lens profiles are linked to a non-fungible token (NFT) that can be ported into decentralized applications.

Lens Protocol Is Live – Aave Founder Believes People Are ‘Ready for a Better Social Media Experience’

On Wednesday, the blockchain company Aave announced that the Lens Protocol is now live and roughly 50 applications have debuted on the platform. Aave first revealed the Lens Protocol during the first week of February 2022 and the first applications are built on top of the Polygon network.

Stani Kulechov, CEO and founder of Aave Companies said the recent Twitter ordeal with Elon Musk shows that people are looking for something different than the incumbent social media platforms. “The social media experience has remained relatively unchanged for the last decade, and much of that is due to your content being solely owned by a company, which locks your social network within one platform,” Kulechov said in a statement sent to Bitcoin.com News.

The Aave founder added:

But ultimately, as seen from Elon Musk’s bid to purchase Twitter, people are ready for a better experience than what they’re used to. Ownership over not only the content you create online, but also your profile and social network is long overdue, and empowering users is what Lens aims to achieve.

Lens Boasts 50+ Social Applications and Creator Monetization Tools Built on Polygon

The 50 applications built on Lens covers social applications to creator monetization tools, the announcement notes. Lens users that have already minted their NFT profile can access any of the applications such as Peerstream, Lenster, Swapify, Spamdao, and more. “Building a Web3 social media platform on Lens Protocol has opened up a new realm of possibilities for our development team and users,” @yoginth.eth the founder of lenster.xyz remarked during the announcement.

Lens Protocol will provide users with the foundations to leverage full ownership over their “profile, content, and relationships” while plugging into any decentralized application. G.Money, the NFT filmmaker and creator, detailed that lens will empower the platform’s userbase. “An open social graph will allow creators and brands to fully own content distribution and their audiences in a truly multi-platform way. Lens empowers platform choice and opens up wider audiences through direct creator/brand-community relationships,” the NFT filmmaker said.

What do you think about Aave’s Lens Protocol? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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