Wormhole Frens — Unlockd

1. What is Unlockd?

Unlockd is a cross-chain, NFT-backed lending protocol that allows users to optimize the returns of their NFTs without losing ownership of their collateral.

2. Wormhole x Unlockd integration

Leveraging Wormhole’s SDK, users are able to send NFTs from supported chains — Solana, Ethereum, Terra, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, Avalanche, Oasis, and Fantom — where they will be used as collateral to unlock cross-chain liquidity immediately.

  1. Within the dApp, users lock their NFT on the source chain
  2. The tokenized representation of the NFT is sent to Ethereum, where the smart contract will recognize the asset as eligible collateral
  3. Unlockd then obtains a valuation from their appraisal partners to offer loans up to 85% LTV
  4. The Borrower can request a loan against their bridged NFTs (used as collateral), unlocking instant cross-chain liquidity

3. What’s next for Unlockd?

Unlockd is building the intersection between the NFT industry and DeFi, allowing liquidity to flow between blockchains, communities, and protocols. It aims to create unique synergies between marketplaces by renting protocols, guilds, P2E games, and yield aggregators in order to unravel the true financialization of NFTs.

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Cross-chain interoperability protocol connecting high value blockchains