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NFT-collateralized Loan Platform Arcade Raises $15M in Series A Financing

Focusing on utilizing NFT as mortgage collateral, Arcade raised US$15 million in Series A financing which was led by Pantera Capital, Castle Island Ventures, and Franklin Templeton Blockchain Fund.


The function of Series A financing is to incentivize the participation of institutional traders to assist the NFT discipline.

Arcade is a platform that helps NFT as collateral for lending, which connects debtors and lenders to liquidize idle belongings, thereby attaining a variety of practicality and ERC20 tokens-tokens that designed and used solely on the Ethereum platform and adopted an inventory of requirements in order that they are often shared, exchanged for different tokens, or transferred to a crypto-wallet totally suitable.

Other traders embody Golden Tree Asset Management, Eniac Ventures, Protofund, Maybe Nothing Capital and Lemnis Carp. Angel traders embody BlockFi CEO Zac Prince and Quantstamp CEO Richard Ma.

Gabe Frank, the co-founder of Arcade, said that in a Wednesday announcement:

“The DeFi industry currently contains over $200B in Total Locked Value, with NFTs accounting for a significant portion of that value; however, the lack of infrastructure in DeFi prevents NFT holders from achieving liquidity on their holdings despite massive marketcaps.”

The Arcade platform has developed its proprietary expertise referred to as Wrapped NFT (wNFT) and customers who have to get hold of a mortgage can bundle a number of NFT belongings below their title and use them to acquire a single mortgage.

In its personal launch, Arcade facilitated the biggest and first unlicensed on-chain mortgage of US$800,000 for the NFT portfolio from a lender with a market worth of greater than US$10 Billion.

The mortgage quantity for this transaction is added to the entire quantity of US$3.3 million in loans obtained throughout your entire Arcade personal providing, and the entire quantity of loans on its platform is as excessive as US$10 million.

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