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Alameda Research launches Borrower Pool on Clearpool

Alameda Research, a leading principal trading firm, has launched a permissioned borrower pool on Clearpool, the leading DeFi marketplace for uncollateralized institutional capital.

The Alameda pool has been launched within Clearpool’s permissioned ecosystem, which already includes such institutions as Jane Street and BlockTower, who are now also joined by Apollo Capital and Compound Capital, the first lenders to the Alameda pool.

Alameda Research is a leading principal trading firm and was founded in October 2017 by FTX CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried. They use internally developed technology and their team’s deep crypto expertise to trade thousands of digital asset products: all major coins and altcoins, as well as their derivatives. Since 2017, they have relentlessly built a globally focused team and infrastructure with the ability to trade on all major exchanges and markets.

Clearpool permissioned pools have been developed to meet the growing institutional demand for KYC-compliant access to blockchain-enabled decentralized lending and borrowing infrastructure. Clearpool is currently in the process of enhancing this infrastructure, with a new, more sophisticated product set to launch later this year.

Clearpool is backed by leading global investors such as Sequoia Capital India, Arrington Capital, Sino Global Capital, and HashKey Capital. Clearpool attracts new lender and borrower profiles to DeFi by enabling more efficient opportunities to manage and hedge risk through unique concepts such as single-borrower liquidity pools and tokenized credit. Clearpool’s goal is to bridge the gap between DeFi and the traditional lending and borrowing markets.

Clearpool launched on the Ethereum mainnet in March 2022 and on Polygon in July 2022. To date, over US$270M of loans have originated via the platform across its current borrower network, which includes Amber, Auros, FBG Capital, Folkvang, Jane Street, Parallel Capital and Wintermute.

About Clearpool

Clearpool is the first decentralized marketplace for unsecured digital asset liquidity, where institutional borrowers can create single-borrower liquidity pools and compete for uncollateralized liquidity directly from a decentralized network of lenders. Liquidity providers on Clearpool earn attractive yields, with pool interest rates enhanced by additional rewards paid in CPOOL — the protocol’s utility and governance token. Clearpool LP tokens, called cpTokens, are the building blocks for a system of tokenized credit and on-chain risk management.

Clearpool is building the architecture to facilitate flows between traditional capital markets and the burgeoning DeFi ecosystem. Clearpool is backed by leading investors from both traditional venture capital and blockchain, including Sequoia Capital India, Arrington Capital, Sino Global Capital, Hex Trust, Huobi Ventures, GBV Capital, HashKey, and Wintermute.

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Clearpool enables institutions to access unsecured loans, eliminates liquidation risk, and creates attractive return opportunities for liquidity providers.

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