FBG Partners with Clearpool to Become a Borrower on the Protocol

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4 min readDec 9, 2021


We’re excited to announce our partnership with FBG.

FBG Capital is an industry-leading digital asset management company. FBG supports hundreds of blockchain projects worldwide and is one of the largest liquidity providers for high-profile crypto exchanges. FBG Capital also incubates promising blockchain projects and companies.

FBG, which stands for Fintech Blockchain Group, has employees in New York, Singapore, South Korea, and China. FBG counts Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital among its blue-chip investors and is one of the biggest crypto-asset managers in Asia.

“We believe that decentralized undercollateralized loan market is key to increase capital efficiency and bring DeFi lending to the next level. Clearpool has strong background in both TraFi and DeFi. They are the team we want to work in long-term.

This is why we made the investment.” — FBG Capital

FBG: Borrower Profile Interview

Above: a sampling of the FBG investment portfolio.

1. Company Background

FBG is one of the leading digital asset financial services and investment firms providing assets management solutions in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology markets.

Founder Vincent Zhou is one of the pioneering investors/traders in this space, having worked with IBM and Oracle earlier. FBG has quickly institutionalized and built a global presence with offices across the US, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The firm has been a pioneer in blockchain investment and has supported over 100 projects in a wide range of frontier technologies since 2017. We have several well-known investors worldwide, including many prominent venture capital firms like Sequoia, Ribbit, Polychain, and family offices, including Alibaba co-founder, Bitmain, largest exchanges, etc.

Over the last several years, we have built a business trying to touch every aspect of the crypto/blockchain ecosystem, from ICO investment to trading, OTC lending, and strategic investment in ETF products and exchanges.

We are also one of the largest liquidity providers on major Crypto exchanges in Asia/World.

2. Trading Strategy

FBG follows market-neutral strategies like funding/basis trade, statistical arbitrage, market making, etc.

3. Why are you looking to borrow capital now?

We want to borrow capital to increase our trading capital.

4. Why are you interested in borrowing from Clearpool’s protocol compared to other available options?

We can access unsecured liquidity with a very high degree of transparency as everything is recorded on-chain borrowing from Clearpool’s protocol.

We can easily show the new potential lenders to our pool with our credit history on Clearpool, which is more efficient for the new loan onboarding process.

5. What size do you typically borrow and seek to borrow on Clearpool?

We seek to borrow 20m USD-equivalent on Clearpool initially. The size will increase with our business demands.

6. Why would the Clearpool community lend to FBG?

We have a good credit history with zero default with our counter-parties across the digital industry. We are excited to become a partner with Clearpool on the success of lending in DeFi.

7. Any media you would like to share with our community?

About FBG Capital

FBG Capital is a digital asset management firm in blockchain-based capital market. The firm invests in blockchain companies. Vincent Zhou founded the firm in 2015 in Beijing, China.

FBG Capital has an extensive investment portfolio and has raised $8 million for FTX Exchange. Investing in companies that are an early-stage venture opportunity is attractive to FBG Capital. The firm is interested in digital asset management and has helped raise amounts from $3 million to $30 million for companies such as OKGold, bloXroute Labs, and FTX.

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About Clearpool

Clearpool is a Decentralized Capital Markets Ecosystem, where institutional borrowers can create single borrower liquidity pools and compete for uncollateralized liquidity directly from the DeFi ecosystem.

Liquidity providers on Clearpool can earn attractive yields, with pool interest rates enhanced by additional LP rewards paid in CPOOL — Clearpool’s utility and governance token.

Clearpool LP tokens, called cpTokens, are the building blocks for a system of tokenized credit that will provide Clearpool LPs with risk management and hedging capabilities. As more institutions realize the benefits that decentralized finance can bring to their organizations, Clearpool will provide the new architecture to facilitate flows between the $120 trillion traditional capital markets and the burgeoning DeFi ecosystem.

Clearpool is backed by a long list of top investors from both traditional venture capital and blockchain, including Sequoia Capital India, Arrington Capital, Sino Global Capital, Hex Trust, Huobi Ventures, Kenetic, HashKey, and many more.

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Clearpool is a decentralized credit marketplace. Website: https://clearpool.finance/