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Our Vision

Our vision is simple: to bring the best digital asset lending infrastructure to the widest audience possible. We do this by licensing and partnering with institutional clients, and by directly serving individuals with cryptocurrency lending and borrowing services 

Our Story

Before founding Lendingblock’s cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, our team worked for financial institutions including UBS, Macquarie Group, Credit Suisse, and big 4 consulting firms including EY, Deloitte and PwC. 

Initially, Lendingblock’s mission was to create a regulated crypto lending and borrowing exchange, one that would match institutional lenders and borrowers, handle settlement risk and automatically manage margin. We successfully regulated this business with the GFSC in 2019, and launched in 2020.

In 2021, we diversified our offering by launching a retail version of our cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, which allows individuals to earn competitive interest rates on their digital assets, as well as use USDT loans to borrow stablecoin. 

Since 2018, we have been closely monitoring the crypto lending and borrowing market, forging partnerships with key industry players, pushing out new CeFi products and services, to make strides towards being the go-to platform for earning crypto interest and creating digital asset loans. 

2018
Lendingblock is established
Company founded with the mission of bringing trusted and transparent lending infrastructure to institutional borrowers and lenders. ICO completed in April 2018 with 2000+ investors
2019
Institutional lending and borrowing exchange
Institutional exchange and post trade loan lifecycle manager developed 
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) licence granted by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC)
2020
Institutional exchange launches 
Institutional licencing initiative launches, allowing institutional clients to rapidly develop lending and borrowing capabilities
First institutional licencing client signed - EQONEX Group [NASDAQ: EQOS] (formerly known as Diginex)
2021
Launch of retail lending and borrowing
Announcement of EQONEX Group [NASDAQ: EQOS] (formerly known as Diginex) as first institutional infrastructure client
Lendingblock launches retail lending and borrowing platform
Meet our team
Steve Swain
CEO & Founder
Steve is co-founder and CEO of Lendingblock. Prior to founding Lendingblock, Steve worked extensively in global capital markets, building technology products and teams in London, New York and Sydney. Steve doesn’t have much spare time.
Ben Schuldenfrei
COO
Ben is Lendingblock's COO. Prior to Lendingblock, Ben advised clients on financial crime compliance in the United Kingdom, India, Malaysia and Singapore. Ben says he bought his first Bitcoin in 2012
Alex Halamins
Operations Director
Alex is the Operations Director at Lendingblock. Before rejoining Lendingblock recently, Alex worked in operations at Blockchain.com, supporting client transactions, KYC, and resolving issues for English and Russian speakers. In his spare time Alex likes to BBQ
Tamir Turdumambetov
Operations Analyst
Tamir is the Operations Analyst at Lendingblock. Before Lendingblock, Tamir worked as a BD Manager at Okex and a support agent at Blockchain.com. Tamir is a linguistic wunderkind and can speak English, Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Kyrgyz.