Place/Date: - August 8th, 2021 at 2:26 pm UTC · 3 min read
Contact: AscendEX, Source: AscendEX
Port Finance is a money-market, non-custodial liquidity protocol on Solana. They aim to provide a comprehensive suite of lending products, including variable-rate lending, fixed-rate lending, and interest rate swap. Their idea is to take advantage of the growth in size and capability of the Solana network.
Port Finance brings interest rate markets to the Solana ecosystem. It leverages the Solana blockchain’s high speed and low latency with a product suite that includes variable rate lending, fixed-rate lending, and interest rate swaps. Port Finance takes a three-step approach; they provide a baseline lending protocol similar to Compound and Aave on Ethereum. Secondly, they launch a fixed rate lending protocol that utilizes the Serum order book. And finally, they build out an interest rate swap market that uses the Serum order book.
Their focus is on leveraging the technological advancements of the Solana blockchain and the Serum ecosystem to bring lending products to the market that are difficult to implement on Ethereum. By utilizing the Solana blockchain’s low latency network, Port Finance will allow the user to borrow more with the same amount of collateral compared to Ethereum products such as Compound and Aave.
In the future, they plan to launch fixed-rate borrowing utilizing the Serum order book. This will allow the user to decide on a borrowing rate using a live market instead of a bond curve while also providing a fixed interest rate product. In addition, the native token PORT is utilized as a governance token and to share protocol fees with a buy and burn process.
The team is made up of tech and finance veterans with strong technical backgrounds having previously worked at companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and trading firms. The team met in London while studying Computer Science at Imperial College. The team has also contributed to Solana and Serum open-source code development.
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Port Finance is a money-market, non-custodial liquidity protocol on Solana. They aim to provide a comprehensive suite of lending products, including variable-rate lending, fixed-rate lending, and interest rate swap.