Bird Oracle anonymously provides on-chain information about loan applicants and users of decentralized lending platforms to reduce the risk of default to investors. Additional on-chain information provided by the borrower will result in a reduction of the required collateral with access to more funds.
We are increasing access to loans for DeFi users through Bird+ by analysing a user’s payment behaviour history in exchange for access to more loans.
Bird+ is simply the additional amount of tokens we offer borrowers without any extra collateral, all based on their transaction history and rating from Bird.Money’s Off-chain Oracle Analytics.
The Oracle problem with Ethereum
Ethereum’s smart contracts are completely self-contained and any data or access to off-chain data is limited. For security purposes, this is necessary because execution in blockchains must be deterministic and the reaction to subsequent calls to outside APIs can change in unknown ways. Nevertheless, with additional outside data, some desirable forms of smart contracts are only feasible.
An Oracle is a conceptual solution that takes off-chain information from the real-world and submits an immutable copy of this information into blocks, making it open for future use of smart contracts.
Examples of real-world events that can affect on-chain loans and increase the chances of loan default include, but are not limited to the following:
- Customer account activity
- Payment history
- Pandemic and other extrinsic factors
- New government policies
Available information off-chain
Real-world events and user information available off-chain are utilised to improve the authenticity of borrowers and further mitigate the risks against loan defaults. Loan tracking information is parsed from Etherscan and analysed using The Graph API to obtain user interaction data from Compound, AAVE and other lending protocols.
Information such as transactions, loan repayments and DeFi interaction history could be analysed through the Etherscan API and inspected for defaults, liquidations and other imprudent behaviour as seen below.
Transaction history and Account forensics
Loan Tracker information provided by etherscan and using the graph api to analyse compound, aave and other loan offering protocol data about a customer.