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DeFi contagion fears and rumors of Celsius and 3AC insolvency could weigh on NEXO price

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The value of Nexo (NEXO) continued to fall on June 15 as crypto lending corporations proceed to be shaken by the falling cryptocurrency market.

In the meantime, Nexo has denied rumors of publicity to Three Arrows Capital (3AC), a Dubai-based crypto fund dealing with insolvency dangers.

NEXO worth suffers on DeFi contagion fears 

NEXO, which serves as a safety token at a cryptocurrency lending platform of the identical title, fell almost 25% to $0.61 a unit, its lowest worth studying since January 2021.

The huge intraday decline got here as part of a broader draw back transfer this week, which stretched NEXO’s losses to 40%.

NEXO/USDT weekly worth chart. Supply: TradingView

An ongoing contagion in the crypto lending sector contributed to NEXO’s underperformance.

Merchants concern that the majority decentralized finance (DeFi)/centralized finance (CeFi) corporations, which provide excessive yields to purchasers on their cryptocurrency deposits, will default on their debts because of the wipeout of almost $1.5 trillion from the crypto market in 2022. 

The considerations proceed to mount after the collapse of Terra (LUNA) — now generally known as Luna Traditional (LUNC) — a $40 billion algorithmic stablecoin challenge, in Might.

A month later, Celsius Community, which provides purchasers as much as 18% yields, paused withdrawals due to “extreme market conditions.” Its purchasers have pulled virtually half of their property out of the platform since October 2021, thus leaving it about $12 billion as of Might 17 to fulfill debt obligations.

In the meantime, 3AC, a crypto hedge fund, has witnessed liquidations of at least $400 million. As well as, on-chain information reveals that the agency may additionally have a minimal debt of $183 million towards a collateral place of $235 million (derived in Staked Ether).

The fund may switch the financial dangers to its lenders if it turns into bancrupt.

“The lenders will bear the PnL [profit and loss] distinction between how a lot they’re owed versus what they get in liquidating their collateral,” noted Degentrading, a market commentator identified for highlighting the Celsius Community’s liquidation points.

He added:

“Which means defaults will trigger SIGNIFICANT EQUITY erosion […] Not all lenders are made equal. Celsius is the worst. It has gone beneath. Nexo, I do not know. BlockFi is fairly unhealthy as effectively.”

Nonetheless, Nexo says it presently has no publicity to 3AC regardless of partnering with the fund over a nonfungible token (NFT) lending product in December 2021. The agency asserts that the partnership with 3AC didn’t take off.

What’s subsequent for the NEXO token?

Nexo has 100% liquidity to fulfill its $4.96 billion worth of debt obligations, based on U.S.-based audit agency Armanino. That raises the agency’s potential to keep away from a liquidity disaster within the occasion of a rising withdrawal charge, not like Celsius.

Nonetheless, NEXO worth treads forward beneath persistent bearish dangers, primarily because of the crypto market’s dire state in a high-interest charge setting. The NEXO/USD pair now eyes the $0.58–$0.69 vary as its interim help as a consequence of its historic significance from December 2020 to January 2021.

NEXO/USD weekly worth chart. Supply: TradingView

A rebound from the $0.58–$0.69 vary may have NEXO bulls eye $0.883 as their interim upside goal. This degree was instrumental as help in the course of the early-Might worth crash; it now coincides with the 0.786 Fibonacci retracement graph drawn from the $0.11-swing low to the $3.71-swing excessive.

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Conversely, a decline beneath the $0.58-$0.69 vary may have NEXO watch December 2020’s help degree close to $0.43, down round 35% from June 15’s worth.

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