Proposal: Allow all assets that meet certain requirements to be listed as both borrowable & collateral assets.

Proposal: Inclusion of Assets as Collateral and Borrowable on LenFi (P2P & Pooled)

I would like present this proposal to advocate for the inclusion of a broader range of assets as collateral and borrowable options on LenFi. This proposal aims to enhance the platform’s usability, attract a more diverse user base, while continuing to mitigate risks associated with borrowing and lending activities.

Currently, LenFi accepts a limited set of traditional assets (such as large projects and certain stablecoins) as collateral and offers a slightly more diverse range of borrowable assets. This approach has yielded success; however, it falls short of catering to the evolving landscape of asset ownership and investor preferences.

Reasoning for Inclusion:

  1. Diversification of Collateral: By expanding the range of acceptable collateral, the platform can better accommodate users with various asset holdings. This diversification would increase the attractiveness of the platform to a broader user base, thereby promoting protocol growth.

  2. Enhanced User Experience: Allowing a wider array of assets as collateral and borrowable assets will empower users to leverage their existing holdings for borrowing, reducing the need to divest their assets. This enhanced user experience can lead to higher engagement, increased user retention, and ultimately, more significant profits, which is the ultimate goal.

  3. Risk Mitigation: A more diverse pool of assets as collateral can help reduce concentration risk. In times of market volatility, having a diverse range of collateral can safeguard the platform against potential default scenarios, providing a buffer against potential losses.

  4. Alignment with Trends: The financial landscape is rapidly evolving, with new asset classes gaining traction (e.g. synthetic assets, governance tokens). By incorporating these emerging assets into our platform, we firmly position ourselves as the leaders in our industry.

  5. Competitive Advantage: Differentiating our platform by embracing a wider range of assets will create a unique selling point. This can lead to increased market share, as users seek platforms that cater to their varied asset preferences. There are currently no problematic competitors, with the only potential threat being Levvy v2.

Parameters for Inclusion: Assets proposed for inclusion should meet the following criteria:

  1. Value Assessment: Assets should have a clear and measurable value. Valuation methodologies should be established for assessing the collateral’s worth in order to prevent fraud.

  2. Liquidity: Borrowable assets should possess a reasonable level of liquidity to ensure ease of trading and to mitigate potential liquidity crises. My suggestion for this level is 2M TVL (1M ADA Pooled) across all decentralized exchanges on Cardano.

  3. Transparency: Assets should be backed by transparent ownership records to prevent potential disputes and fraud. There must be an accountable legal body for all projects listed.

  4. Market Acceptance: Assets should demonstrate a level of market acceptance and adoption to reduce potential risks associated with obscure or illiquid assets. All assets must be fulfilling of all parameters for a minimum of one month.

  5. Volume: Assets should demonstrate significant volume of a minimum of 3M ADA traded monthly.


  1. Asset Evaluation Framework: Develop a comprehensive framework for evaluating proposed assets based on the parameters mentioned above, preferably through an oracle.

  2. Collateral Requirements: Define collateral requirements at the minimum level, as to allow further governance in order to loosen the requirements. This continues to provide value to the governance power of LenFi holders.

  3. Risk Management: Enhance the platform’s risk management mechanisms to accommodate a broader range of assets, updating margin requirements and risk assessment procedures as needed. My suggestion for this is to create a delisting mechanism for all assets that fail to meet the criteria by deviating by a margin of 20% from the requirements.

  4. Education and Support: Provide educational resources and support to help users understand the new benefits and risks associated with different collateral options.

  5. Anti-Fraud Mechanism: In order to prevent fraud and projects created with malicious intent, all automatically listed tokens will have a 48 hour waiting period before going live, in which governance may decide to stop the listing, with a required supermajority of 70% in order for prevention.

Summary: By expanding the scope of assets accepted as collateral and borrowable on our lending/borrowing platform, we are poised to tap into new markets, provide enhanced value to our users, and position ourselves as leaders in an ever-changing financial landscape. This proposal aims to achieve not only financial success but also operational resilience, user satisfaction, and industry recognition.

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Very interesting and well structured proposal. My only initial thought would be on item 5.

With a 48 hour waiting period before going live this could be quite short for a reliable and well voted governance vote to stop the listing. I would suggest we increase this window so we have time to make an informed decision, a 48 hour window would fall victim to various time differences, potentially a weekend where voting numbers could be significantly reduced and potential manipulation opportunities. This could potentially be 1 epoch to reduce platform risk.

Just wanted to share some thoughts.