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Undercollaterized loans come to DeFi project Aave (LEND)

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Just when you thought DeFi couldn’t get crazier, there’s now a method to burrow loans on zero capital.

Borrow crypto with no capital

Aave’s new Credit Delegation (CD) tool allows depositors to delegate their credit lines to others, project founder Stani Kulechov said on a tweet Tuesday.

The process allows delegated participants to borrow loans without their own capital, based on a predetermined contract confirmed on the blockchain.

@AaveAave is starting native Credit Delegation (CD). Aave depositors can delegate their credit lines. For example, Karen deposits an asset such as USDT to @AaveAave and delegates her credit line to Chad, who draws funds such as ETH from Aave Protocol. pic.twitter.com/MwU1faThIi — stani.eth Credit Delegation is so hot right now 👻 (@StaniKulechov) July 7, 2020

Take A and B for example. They conclude an agreement between each other on the terms of the loan such as repayment, interest rate, and covenants.

As Kulechov revealed, OpenLaw—a ConsenSys-owned blockchain-based protocol for the creation and execution of legal forms—would be used to sign that agreement, securing the enforceability of the loan. This is similar to how DocuSign works electronically to confirm agreements.

After the agreement is in place, A can create a CD Vault smart contract, allowing for the setting of a credit line and payable currency as predetermined on the terms. B can then draw the credit via a borrow() function and repay, via repay().

The process allows A to earn higher undercollateralized lending rates while delegating credit on their deposits. B, a trusted party, can source this liquidity from Aave without collateral.

Credit Delegation allows @AaveAave to scale DeFi TVL into financial debt markets world wide, making DeFi the liquidity backbone for finance. The overall DeFi narrative expands from deposit c...
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