Collateralized vs. Overcollateralized vs. Undercollateralized DeFi Loans

In decentralized finance (DeFi), collateralized loans are loans secured by collateral, which the borrower must deposit to the lender as a guarantee for the loan. The collateral is typically cryptocurrency and held in a blockchain smart contract. Overcollateralized loans are loans where the value of the collateral is greater than the loan's value. This means that the lender has a cushion of additional collateral to protect against potential losses in case the value of the collateral drops. On the other…