Okto, an India-based decentralized finance (DeFi) wallet app, has pledged US$5 million to a treasury fund to support the users of the bankrupt Vauld crypto exchange.

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Fast facts

  • Okto said in a press release on Friday that it is offering a 2% bonus incentive for users who transfer their assets from Vauld to Okto. 
  • Singapore-based Vauld froze customer withdrawals in July 2022, before starting to explore restructuring plans, including offers from two crypto fund managers to take over the tokens stuck on its platform.
  • A July court filing showed that Vauld owed creditors US$402 million, with 90% of the debt owed to individual investors.
  • Okto’s DeFi wallet app was launched earlier in May by Indian crypto exchange CoinDCX, backed by investors such as Coinbase Ventures, Pantera, and Steadview. 

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