A decentralized margin lending and trading platform.
Built on the bZx protocol, Fulcrum is an application for tokenized margin lending and trading. It currently supports lending, leveraging and shorting of ETH, wBTC, ZRX, KNC, BAT, REP, DAI and USDC, and according to the team already has $750,000 in lending liquidity.
The interesting thing here is that both margin loans and positions are tokenized into newly minted ERC-20s: itokens for loans and ptokens for positions (similarly to Compound cTokens). This opens up a vast degree of flexibility for users to do a host of different things. The tokens can be sold on both centralized and decentralized exchanges, bundled into ETFs, used as collateral for loans (just the itokens), or for exiting a loan / position.
Fulcrum is the latest example of a growing number of consumer-facing applications built on several layers of decentralized infrastructure. The complexities of the architecture are obscured from the end-user, who can leverage features uniquely enabled by decentralization through a clean and intuitive interface.