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Crypto-lender TrueFi issues default notice to Blockwater over $3.4M loan

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DeFi lending company TrueFi has issued a notice of default to South Korea-based Blockwater Technologies over the latter’s failure to repay an unsecured loan of $3.4 million.

The notice was issued on 6 October, although TrueFi did not make that information public until today. The 3.4 million BUSD loan was originally granted on 7 May earlier this year. 

Debt already restructured

As per data from TrueFi’s official website, the loan period was 90 days and was due on 5 August. Both parties reached an out of court agreement to restructure the debt and TrueFi announced the same on 8 August. 

As per the amendment, the maturity had been extended till the end of October 2022, but this facility came with a higher interest rate of 15%. 

It is interesting to note that this notice marks the first time that a loan extended by TrueFi got defaulted upon. 

TrueFi has now decided to issue the default notice, given the uncertainty associated with unsecured loans in this environment.

“A potential court-supervised administrative proceeding would lead to a better outcome for stakeholders given the complexity around the sudden insolvency,” the lender said in its press release.

TrueFi has clarified that the default by Blockwater will not affect lenders in the company’s USDC, USDT, and TUSD stablecoin lending pools. TrueFi’s capital market portfolios will also stay intact. 

Blockwater’s outstanding debt represents 2% of TrueFi’s Total Value Outstanding. The company has made repayments totalling $645,405 so far.

TrueFi and its clients

TrueFi has extended unsecured loans worth almost $1.7 billion till date. $1.53 billion has been repaid to the firm, along with a total interest collection of $35.86 million. 

TrueFi is a leading on-chain credit protocol and counts several popular names in its clientele, including Alameda Research, Amber Group, and some unfortunate firms like Celsius Network and Babel Finance. 

The lender’s largest active loan is currently extended to Wintermute Trading. It is a 92 million USDT debt at an interest rate of 8.73% and is due for repayment on 15 October. 

Wintermute made news last month after it fell victim to a hack that saw $160 million wiped off the platform. 

TrueFi currently has 8 other active loans with a combined outstanding debt of more than $24 million.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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