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Midas Investments Shutters Operations due to $63M DeFi Portfolio Deficit

Midas, a custodial investment platform

Midas, a custodial investment platform, has announced that it will close down operations due to a $63.3 million deficit in its decentralized finance (DeFi) portfolio.

The company’s DeFi portfolio lost $50 million, or 20% of its $250 million assets under management (AUM), and user withdrawals of more than 60% following the collapses of Terra, FTX and Celsius made it impossible for Midas to sustain its fixed yield model.

Midas’s total liabilities in Bitcoin, Ether, and stablecoins are at $115 million while its current assets are worth around $51.7 million, resulting in a total deficit of $63.3 million.

Despite the closure, Midas’s founder and CEO, Iakov Levin, said that the company is still planning to eventually offer CeDeFi strategies for centralized finance and DeFi users, with a new project that aims to create a “win-win situation” by connecting competing protocols through liquidity.


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