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5th July 2022 > > Vauld.

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

tl;dr

Vauld, a centralised crypto lender halts withdrawals.


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Curious Cryptos’ Commentary – And another one goes

Based in Singapore, centralised crypto lender Vauld has suspended all withdrawals, trading, and deposits on its platform. The company said that it had:


"… made the difficult decision to suspend all withdrawals, trading and deposits... with immediate effect.”


Outflows since June 12th, the day crypto lender Celsius stopped allowing withdrawals, has totalled nearly $200mm, an amount that is clearly causing some stress and strain.


This is unlikely to be the last crypto lending platform or centralised exchange that will be forced down this route. When investors lose confidence in the soundness of centralised institutions, the mantra becomes “return of capital” not “return on capital”.


For clarity, I have NEVER interacted with a centralised crypto lending platform, and I never will.


What is appropriate for you to do, is entirely a matter for your own judgement.

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