TrueFi Unveils Plans for Real-World-Asset-Based Lending Platform Trinity

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According to CoinDesk, decentralized finance (DeFi) lender TrueFi has announced plans to launch a real-world-asset-based (RWA) lending platform called Trinity. The platform aims to increase utility for its tokenized U.S. Treasury offering. Trinity will allow users to take out crypto loans using tokenized RWAs as collateral. TrueFi's Treasury bill token (tfBILL) will be the first, with plans to add other yield-generating tokenized products in the future, according to a TrueFi governance proposal by ecosystem developer organization Wallfacer Labs.

Investors will be able to borrow the platform's TRI token by pledging the tfBILL tokens and use the borrowed crypto to create DeFi strategies to earn up to 15% annualized yield. Investors can also buy TRI tokens on secondary markets such as decentralized exchanges and stake them to earn a yield from the platform's borrowing fees. The proposal to launch Trinity is pending approval by the TrueFi decentralized autonomous organization.

The proposed new platform follows a resurgence in DeFi activity in recent months, with crypto-native yields and demand for leverage rapidly increasing amid the roaring digital asset bull market. TrueFi was a key lender during the previous crypto bull cycle, originating over $1.5 billion of undercollateralized loans mainly to trading firms and market makers. However, as crypto prices plummeted in 2022, some borrowers failed to repay their loans and depositors fled, causing the protocol's total value locked to drop to $20 million by the end of 2022 from a peak of over $900 million in 2021. Last year, TrueFi introduced the tokenized U.S. Treasury offering, which recently attracted $8.7 million of deposits. TrueFi's governance token (TRU) jumped 14% after the proposal was published and has gained some 20% in the past 24 hours.