Save is not FDIC insured, therefore not zero-risk. Here is what an investor should know:
Partner Platform Risk: We partner directly with prime brokers and institutional investors who enter your funds into loans to earn you higher rates. There is always a risk of partner failure. We seek to mitigate this through careful partner diligence.
Lending Risk: With all types of lending, borrower default is a risk. We seek to mitigate this with overcollateralization from 125% - 150% which protects lender funds from borrower defaults, as well as working with multiple lending partner.
Stablecoin Risk: Save uses the stablecoin USDC. USDC is fully backed by dollar reserves. Since its inception in 2018, USDC’s issuer Circle has conducted regular audits, published monthly attestations and weekly reserves breakdowns, and is fully regulated by the NY Department of Financial Services. Circle’s last two audits, for 2020 and 2021, have been published as part of Circle’s SEC filings as they prepare to become a listed public company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Technology risk: Donut is built on Ethereum's infrastructure, which could potentially fail. This is extremely unlikely as Ethereum has the most active developer ecosystem and applications that have been built on top of it over any other blockchain.