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Maple Finance: A DeFi Credit Protocol
Osgur Murphy O Kane


  • Maple Finance is expanding the scope of DeFi by facilitating undercollateralized and uncollateralized lending.
  • Maple provides an infrastructure that matches credit professionals, borrowers, and lenders. Their initial focus is on lending to market-neutral crypto trading funds, which are typically underserved by traditional finance.
  • If Maple manages to build a robust and secure infrastructure, the benefits of using its platform will include the efficiencies of DeFi and smart contracts, immutable on-chain credit records, and transparent financial activity.
  • While Maple has the potential to take DeFi to a far larger TAM, its product is riskier than overcollateralized protocols such as Aave and Compound. -...