zkLend: the Starknet Money-Market Protocol Made for Profits

Explore zkLend: Starknet's leading money-market protocol. Understand why it's known for its safety and convenience in the DeFi ecosystem.
Starknet Ecosystem
• Jan 12, 2024
3 min read
zkLend: the Starknet Money-Market Protocol Made for Profits

zkLend is another gem of the Starknet ecosystem, described as a user-friendly, secure and permissionless way to provide liquidity. You can lend assets right from your wallet and earn yield, or borrow comfortably based on your deposited assets. 

Take a look at zkLend’s features below and discover the strategies to maximize your transactions on this Starknet money-market protocol using the Starknet Pro Score.

zkLend Snapshot

For a quick glimpse into the world of the zkLend Starknet dApp, take a look at its profile below.

Activity TypeMoney-Market Protocol
Launch Date03/2022
AvailabilityMainnet & Testnet
DescriptionzkLend developeed  a user-friendly, safe, and effective money-market platform for lending and borrowing. It’s a permissionless lending market designed particularly for individual users who have the flexibility to lend and borrow digital assets directly from their wallets. By depositing digital assets into the system, you can earn interest from the borrowing activities of other users. Additionally, deposited assets can be utilized as collateral to borrow different assets.
USPzkLend is the first Starknet lending dApp whose contracts have been fully audited by ABDK and Nethermind as well as formally specified by Nethermind since April 2023.

As an advanced feature, zkLend Flash Loans are available for complex and time-sensitive transactions like trading on DEXs or arbitraging between various DeFi protocols.

zkLend’s institutional platform offers institutions access to specialized DeFi markets while maintaining compliance and security.

zkLend’s Decentralization Prospects

zkLend has done its token airdrop on March 14, 2024. For $ZEND Airdrop season 1, zkLend distributed 3,890,250 ZEND tokens (approx. 4% of the total supply) to 42,695 of zkLend’s early supporters.

The ZEND token represents governance rights and utility functions within the protocol. Operating as an ERC-20 token on Starknet, ZEND is intended exclusively as a utility token, a tool to manage and do things in the zkLend ecosystem.

Token distribution roadmapTotal supply: 100,000,000 ZEND
Decentralization roadmap

3,890,250 ZEND tokens are distributed during the 1st zkLend airdrop.
25% of the airdrop claims will be unlocked immediately on March 14 2024.
The remainder is linearly vested over 90 days, ending on June 12, 2024.

Investment rounds completedSeed round of $5M completed in March 2022

For more information on the best DeFi dApps on Starknet, discover this article: Best DeFi dApps On Starknet: Discover Which One Leads The Way

zkLend Community Overview

zkLend is actively expanding its community by involving them in fun campaigns, programs, quests. They also reward their community members with regular NFT giveaways.

Community Campaigns and ProgramsYES
Starknet Pro Score IntegrationYES
Starknet Pro Score CampaignTBD
Other CampaignsYES, NFT projects
SocialsDiscord: discord.com/invite/3v7RhwtJ8S 
Twitter: twitter.com/zkLend 
Telegram: t.me/zkLendAnnouncements
Discord Members46.3k

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Data from Orbiter on January 9, 2024.

Explore zkLend and Boost your Pro Score

zkLend is showcased in the dApp Gallery on Braavos. This integration allows seamless interaction with the Starknet Pro Score transaction tracker. New to Pro Score? Here’s what you should know.

As you do transactions within zkLend, your actions are automatically reflected in your Pro Score. Boost your Pro Score, and reach 100% to show off your mastery of the Starknet ecosystem.

zkLend Starknet Pro Score - Braavos WalletRecommended zkLend transactions to grow your Starknet Pro Score:

  • Add Liquidity (or Deposit)
  • Remove Liquidity (or Withdraw)
  • Borrow
  • Repay

Check out the comprehensive Starknet Pro Score guide with detailed steps and insights to maximize your performance within the Starknet ecosystem.

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Enjoy your journey on Starknet and enhance your experience by growing your Pro Score along the way!

Bertrand Blancheton

Bertrand Blancheton

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