Aave is a decentralized non-custodial money market protocol where users can participate as depositors or borrowers. Depositors provide liquidity to the market to earn a passive income, while borrowers are able to borrow in an overcollateralized (perpetually) or undercollateralized (one-block liquidity) fashion.

Visit AAVE here.


This one is a lending platform built on the bZx protocol. The platform offers tokenized lending as well as decentralized margin trading and is non-custodial, meaning users keep control of their own keys.

Visit Fulcrum here.


BlockFi is a pretty well known company in the space, having grown substantially over the last 12 months. The platform offers lending facilities as well as savings, interest and trading to its users.

Visit BlockFi here.


Compound is one of the biggest names in this space. The company’s platform allows users to lend and borrow across a selection of the more well established tokens like Ether, DAI and USDT, as well as offering exposure to many of the less well known assets.

Visit Compound here.


This one is a decentralized exchange (we also featured it in our DEX review section) that offers permissionless lending to its users, as well as provides a selection of assets availabe to trade on margin.

Visit dY/dX here.


The first company to really take a position in the space, Maker is a lending platform and is known for creating the first decentralized stablecoin – DAI. It’s Ethereum built and has the biggest userbase of any platform in the industry.

Visit Maker here.