Gabe Frank is CEO of Arcade.xyz, the most sophisticated DeFi NFT lending infrastructure. A third-generation pawnbroker, Gabe helped run the family business of 9 storefronts under the name Benny’s Pawn, founded in 1947 and eventually acquired in 2016. Through this real-world experience, Gabe learned the importance of collateralized loans against physical assets and developed and ran an online sub-prime loan portfolio.
An early NFT enthusiast and DeFi advocate, Gabe brings expertise from consumer and traditional financial markets to Arcade.xyz, having previously supported BitGo growing their digital asset custody (AUC) to over $1B and assisted BitGo Prime in building an institutional lending book to over $150m. Later, Gabe joined Curv, where he introduced the first-of-its-kind institutional Metamask product built for DeFi hedge funds and fintechs.