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Bankrupt Babel Finance to launch crypto-backed stablecoin to repay $766 million

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The firm’s director has launched this initiative to payback creditors before the expiration of the moratorium extension.

HongKong based crypto lender protocol Babel Finance is having a tough time paying back the creditors. The co-founder Wang Li lost $524 million in proprietary trading losses and $224 million lost after lenders liquidated collateral that underpinned loans issued to Babel.

The protocol froze withdrawals in June 2022 after the collapse of Terra network citing “unusual liquidity pressure”.

Babel has filed for a moratorium extension to prevent creditors from making claims. However, the extension is about to expire in the next 6 months and the protocol is now looking for ways to pay them back using crypto-backed stablecoin.

Yang Zhou, co-founder and sole director of Babel Finance has teamed up with former employees to build a new DeFi platform ”HOPE” that will issue a stablecoin with the same name.

As per the proposal, the hope stablecoin will be backed by the crypto reserve comprising Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) to maintain a peg of $1.

The traders can benefit from arbitrage opportunities when the value dips below or rises above the peg. The new protocol work somewhat similar to Liquity (LQTY crypto) on the Ethereum blockchain and terra USD (UST) stablecoin.

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