Binance Labs Invests in Solv Protocol
In an announcement made on January 27, Binance Labs unveiled it had made a strategic investment in Solv Protocol.
For the uninitiated, Solv Protocol is a decentralized platform for creating, managing, and on-chain trading Financial non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that broadly represent financial ownerships and rights, such as Vouchers.
Notably, a Voucher is an NFT container for digital assets and offers several innovative features such as splitting and merging. Essentially, a Voucher can significantly enhance liquidity for locked assets and can find numerous use-cases across the wider DeFi ecosystem.
For instance, Solv Protocol offers a splittable NFT structure called Vesting Voucher that locks up ERC-20 assets.
A Vesting Voucher is beneficial for investors as it offers them a low-cost and frictionless solution for trading and managing allocations.
Similarly, an Initial Voucher Offering (IVO) is a public offering where a project’s native tokens’ allocations are locked and sold in Vouchers to average investors. Such a mechanism allows the otherwise ineligible average investors who couldn’t invest in early-stage teams to invest in quality projects during their infancy.
Finer terms of the strategic investment note that Binance Labs and Solv Protocol will collaborate to launch NFTs on the Binance NFT marketplace. The alliance will also see Binance Labs portfolio companies receive help in issuing Financial NFTs.
Commenting on the development, Peter Huo, Investment Director at Binance Labs, said:
“As a decentralized marketplace for Financial NFT, Solv Protocol is pioneering its own area of NFT. We believe in the future synergies that Binance and Solv will have, especially Financial NFTs such as vouchers have huge room for growth given their proven prevalence in traditional finance. We look forward to working closely with the Solv team to explore innovations in DeFi.”
Similar sentiments were echoed by Mike Meng, co-founder of Solv Protocol.
“The most pressing problems in the emerging field of DeFi is the absence of an efficient and flexible tool to express complicated financial contracts. Solv Protocol offsets the gap by bringing to the table financial NFTs and a marketplace designed specifically for creating and trading financial NFTs. With Binance Labs being our strategic investor, we are one step closer to building a better financial NFT ecosystem. I believe that all parties are going to benefit from taking a part in this innovative and fast-growing sector of the crypto world.”
To date, Solv Protocol has allied with more than 30 DeFi projects. All of these have minted their own Vesting Vouchers with underlying token assets.
It’s also worth highlighting that as of January 10, the total value locked (TVL) of digital assets in Solv Protocol has reached an all-time high of $260 million.
Further, Solv is preparing to launch a new financial tool called ‘Convertible Voucher’ that enables DAOs to get liquid assets by leveraging native tokens with minimal risk of liquidation.