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  • JustLend decentralized lending protocol TVL jumped 21.5% on September 16 after a transaction by Tron founder Justin Sun.
  • A Sun-related address minted 815 million TUSD, swapped for WSTUSDT, and then deposited it into the lending protocol.
  • The executive claims the transactions were personal and unrelated to crypto exchange Huobi Global, now HTX.
  • Meanwhile, an ex-Huobi staff member faces a probe after deploying a Trojan virus to leak iToken keys.  

JustLend decentralized lending protocol has recorded a notable jump in its Total Value Locked (TVL), indicating new capital inflow. Arkham Intelligence associates the related address to Tron founder and Huobi Global (now HTX) advisor Justin Sun.

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JustLend TVL jumps 21% after 815 million deposit

JustLend has recorded a new capital inflow, reaching 815 TUSD ($815 million) in a transaction tied to Justin Sun. The TRON executive has articulated that the transactions were personal and unrelated to crypto exchange HTX.

The transaction catapulted JustLend TVL 21.5% north, with DeFiLlama indicating a total value locked of $4.564 billion.

JustLend TVL

JustLend is a TRON-powered coin market protocol intended to establish fund pools with interest rates calculated using an algorithm controlled by the supply and demand of TRON assets.

Meanwhile, the police are probing a former staff of Huobi Wallet (now iToken) on allegations of designing and deploying a Trojan virus that leaked user data.

More broadly, the Trojan virus compromised iToken's mnemonics and private keys. The wallet has a strong reputation with a record of accomplishment in offering safe custody for crypto assets. Reporting the breach, iToken asserted, "funds were not affected," adding that security parameters had been fortified even as investigations continue.

The report comes only days after Huobi Global rebranded as HTX in commemorating its 10-year anniversary. The renaming connotes "H" for Huobi, "T" for Justin Sun's blockchain project TRON, and "X" for exchange. Significantly, X also represents 10 in Roman numerals, adding credence to the 10th anniversary.

In a statement on the rebranding, the exchange committed to venturing into new markets that offer better prospects both regionally and globally.

HTX's new mission is to build a metaverse free port with a vision to achieve financial freedom for 8 billion people on earth. HTX is embarking on a growth strategy of "global expansion, thriving ecosystem, wealth effect, and security and compliance.

It also committed to collaborations with other projects in the crypto sphere and listing premium and popular assets from around the globe for enhanced core product scope.

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