Pavlovsky exits DeFi platform Marginfi due to policy disputes

  • Edgar Pavlovsky’s resignation as CEO of Marginfi, leads to a 25% decline in the platform’s total locked value.
  • Marginfi affirmed Pavlovsky’s resignation statement, citing his disagreement with company policies, as the reason for his departure.
  • Marginfi experienced a substantial outflow of funds, causing its total value locked to drop below $600 million, raising concerns about the platform’s stability and future direction.

Edgar Pavlovsky, the CEO of the Solana-based decentralised finance (DeFi) platform Marginfi, resigned due to internal strife. This resulted in a 25% decrease in the network’s total locked value.

MarginFi CEO’s resignation

Marginfi confirmed Pavlovsky’s resignation announcement on X, wherein he expressed his disagreement with the company’s policies.

According to Pavlovsky’s X post: “I don’t agree with the way things have been done internally or externally.” MarginFi’s official statement described the departure of its co-founder as “a function of internal operational disagreements and of his own personal reasons.”

The departure of the CEO has triggered a significant withdrawal of funds. Following Pavlovsky’s exit, Marginfi’s total value locked (TVL) has plummeted to under US$600 million.

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Leadership shake-up

Marginfi is a company developing a crypto borrow-and-lend platform on the Solana blockchain. Its mission is to simplify access to margin, enhance risk management, and optimise capital efficiency for traders.

Pavlovsky’s departure leaves MarginFi’s leadership in question, prompting attention to shift towards MacBrennan Peet, another co-founder who may fill the void. However, Peet’s past controversies within the company add complexity to the situation.

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Competitor Solend seizes market opportunity

In response to MarginFi’s challenges, competitor Solend has capitalised on the opportunity by enticing MarginFi users with airdrops when they transfer their funds.

Meanwhile, the Solana network, on which both MarginFi and Solend operate, has encountered its own set of issues. Recent congestion problems have plagued the network, exacerbated by bot spam attacks that have resulted in a staggering 75% failure rate for transactions.


Sylvia Shen

Sylvia Shen is an editorial assistant at Blue Tech Wave specialising in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from the University of California, Davis. Send tips to

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