Risks of using Unlockd

While Unlockd offers innovative solutions in the NFT-backed lending space, it's essential for users to understand the various risks associated with the platform. Acknowledging these risks ensures informed decision-making and effective risk management.

Market Risks

  • Asset Value Fluctuations: The value of assets on Unlockd can decline due to market dynamics, new information, or trader behaviors. Unlockd manages this risk by avoiding free token giveaways (except for limited airdrops) and continually enhancing our products and services to stay competitive and relevant.

  • Market Health Awareness: It's crucial for participants to be aware that while market risks are inherent, Unlockd takes proactive steps to minimize their impact on users.

Operational Risks

  • Human Element in DeFi: Despite DeFi's automation, human operators are still pivotal. Unlockd mitigates these risks by:

    • Automating Roles: Maximizing automation to reduce human error and bias.

    • AI Empowerment: Utilizing AI for crucial calculations and decision-making, enhancing efficiency and reducing the risk of human error.

  • Decentralization Balance: Striking a balance between decentralization to avoid single points of failure and ensuring effective response mechanisms when issues arise.

Counterparty Risks

The possibility of a counterparty defaulting on obligations is managed by:

  • Over-Collateralization of NFTs: Ensuring loans are over-collateralized to buffer against credit and settlement risks.

  • Accurate Asset Evaluation: Leveraging a robust appraisal model for fair and precise asset valuation.

Smart Contract Risks

To address risks associated with smart contract flaws or vulnerabilities:

  • Comprehensive Audits: Conducting thorough audits of smart contracts to identify and rectify potential issues, ensuring robustness and security.

Transaction Risks

While rare, issues with the underlying blockchain network can impact transactions. Unlockd recognizes this risk as relatively minor but remains vigilant to potential network-level issues.

Liquidation Risks

In events where loans become under-collateralized:

  • Proactive Measures: Implementing strategies like the 48H Borrower Grace Period and efficient liquidation processes to minimize borrower losses.

  • Dynamic LTV and Health Factor Monitoring: Ensuring borrowers have tools to monitor and manage their loans effectively to avoid liquidation scenarios.

Understanding these risks is crucial for anyone engaging with the Unlockd platform. While Unlockd employs several strategies to mitigate these risks, users are encouraged to conduct their due diligence and utilize the platform's features responsibly.

For a deeper understanding of each risk category and the measures Unlockd takes to manage them, please refer to our detailed risk analysis documentation.

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