• 26 May, 2024
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Solana DeFi Implosion: MarginFi Founder Quits After $150 Million Drain

Edgar Pavlovsky, the founder of MarginFi, one of the leading DeFi platforms on Solana has put his resignation amid controversy within the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. The departure comes afteraccusations of misconduct and mismanagement as well as an outflow of $150 million. 

At the heart of the controversy lies MarginFi’s alleged failure to replenish BLZE token emissions for its users over an extended period. While MarginFi says that this lapse is due to blockchain congestion and prioritizing user safety, the co-founder MacBrennan of the MRGN group denies these claims. MacBrennan insists that MarginFi consistently exceeded emission guidelines, dipping into personal funds to cover shortfalls, and denounces recent accusations as baseless.

Further complicating matters, Rooter, founder of Solend has accused MarginFi of attempting to undermine Solend’s reputation within the DeFi community. Rooter alleged that MarginFi spread rumours about Solend’s total value locked (TVL) and attacked its oracle configuration. MarginFi sent out a justification, a mysterious “20-page risk report” never made public, has only served to intensify the controversy.

Pavlovsky’s resignation adds a dramatic twist to the narrative, signaling internal battle within the MRGN group. Citing disagreements with internal and external handling of affairs, Pavlovsky vows to focus on projects aligned with societal impact, leaving MarginFi to navigate the storm without its founder at the front.

SolBlaze emerges as a beacon of hope providing communication between MarginFi and its angry users. MarginFi has committed to reimbursing users for missing emissions and pledges to investigate reports of past discrepancies. The platform seeks to make a bridge with the SolBlaze community and reassure its dedication to integrating bSOL and BLZE within its protocol.

Talking about DeFi, EtherFi became the leading liquid restaking (LRT) protocol with a total value locked (TVL) of $3.8 billion, according to DeFiLlama. This signifies the substantial amount of user deposits entrusted to the platform.

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