Everlend Finance, a Solana-powered DeFi will wind up its app platform, according to an official announcement on Feb 1.
Users have been asked to pull out their assets as quickly as feasible from the DeFi-based lending protocol. The team assured that the software will keep running until all withdrawals had been processed.
Additionally, it would switch the app to withdrawal-only mode.
Further, the team shared its plans to cover all raised and unused funds within the next two weeks.
Conceived in 2021, Everlend is a Ukrainian lending platform that secured financial backing from leading investors such as Serum, Everstake Capital, and GSR.
By the end of the first quarter of 2023, the firm plans to transition into a community-controlled DAO.
The team stated on February 1 that the most recent action was taken despite having ample runway to carry on in the current business environment.
But due to a liquidity crunch, the Solana DeFi lender was forced to reconsider its position, and continuing to operate in these conditions would be a “gamble”.
This comes at a time when another Solana-based DeFi yield platform too wind up its front-end app in January due to crypto headwinds.
Solana Defi ecosystem took a major hit in 2022, being left in a “maimed position,” as Ben Sparango admitted recently.
Sparango, the head of Strategic Business Development at Solana Foundation spoke about the Foundation’s aspirations for 2023. He said his main focus would be reviving the ailing DeFi sector and ramping up the financial use cases such as payments.
Solana Founders Plan To Revive The DeFi Sector
The co-founders of Solana laid out their vision for a decentralized future in a blog post on January 31. They said that Solana’s high throughput rivals that of the New York Stock Exchange and will boost the potential of cryptocurrencies even further.
“We believe that Solana making block space abundant and cheap will leapfrog crypto into its full potential,” they said.
Additionally, several of the data and bear market activities were emphasized. One such these is the significant growth in SOL validators last year. A second validator client developed by a third party is also being tested. In the test simulation, it boasted a staggering 0.6 million transactions per second.