a16z-backed TrueFi launches DeFi lending market for asset managers

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TrueFi is essentially an “app store for lending,” but instead of developers launching applications, the protocol allows asset managers to launch new financial portfolios on-chain.


Stablecoin operator TrustToken has launched a new lending marketplace that allows asset managers to create their own decentralized finance products, potentially opening the door to wider mainstream adoption of DeFi solutions. 

The new lending marketplace, which is offered on unsecured lending protocol TrueFi, gives independent financial institutions the ability to design, launch and fund new investment products. Asset managers also have access to TrueFi’s pool of lenders and borrowers as well as TrustToken’s institutional offerings.

Version 1 of the TrueFi protocol was shipped to institutional clients in November 2020 around the same time that the native TRU token launched. The protocol allows for the creation of collateral-free loans denominated in the TrueUSD stablecoin and vetted using on-chain credit scores. In 2021, the protocol originated $1 billion worth of loans.

TrueFi is described as an “app store for lending,” but instead of developers launching . . . .