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Curve [CRV] plummets 23% in 24 hours amidst founder’s debt crisis

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Curve DAO’s founder has found himself in a position he has been in before, but can he ride it out once again? 

Curve [CRV] plummets 23% in 24 hours amidst founder's debt crisis

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  • The founder of Curve DAO has been facing massive liquidations.
  • CRV has dropped by over 23%.

Curve DAO [CRV] has come under heavy FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) in the last 24 hours. This is due to the heavy borrowing position of the founder and the liquidation of most of those positions.

Curve DAO at risk

According to data from Arham Intelligence, CRV tokens worth $140 million were at risk of liquidation.

This happened because the platform’s founder, Michael Egorov, borrowed around $95.7 million in stablecoins against $141 million in CRV across five different protocols.

According to the data, $50 million of the borrowing was on a platform that charged around 120% APY. The high APY is because there is almost no crvUSD available for borrowing against CRV on the platform.

The risk here is that a drop in the value of CRV will cause these positions to be liquidated.

Now, there has been a recent drop in the price of CRV, and the resulting liquidations have put additional pressure on the price, exacerbating the downward trend.

CRV’s historic decline

AMBCrypto’s analysis of CRV’s price trend on a daily time frame indicated that more liquidations are likely by the end of the day.

As of this writing, the price has dropped by over 23%, falling from around $0.36 to approximately $0.27.

CRV saw consecutive declines on the 10th and 11th of June, with a total decline of over 16%. The chart indicated that its price fell from around $0.41 to approximately $0.35 during those two days. 

Curve DAO price trend

Source: TradingView

A 2.74% increase on the 11th of June briefly took its price to around $0.36, giving it a temporary breather and creating the appearance of a potential rebound.

Additionally, the chart showed that this recent drop was the highest single decline CRV had experienced in over a year.

Supply on Exchange hits ATH

These recent developments have sparked panic among holders, leading to a substantial amount of Curve DAO (CRV) being sent to exchanges.

AMBCrypto’s analysis of its exchange reserve on CryptoQuant showed a significant spike in the last 24 hours. 

Curve DAO exchange reserve

Source: CryptoQuant

The data indicated that the exchange reserves have increased significantly and are now over 627 million as of this writing.

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Additionally, this was the highest level of CRV exchange reserves ever recorded, marking an all-time high.

This move indicated that most holders were disposing of their holdings, which could further drive the price down.


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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