Unlockd x Rentero: Building NFT infrastructure to increase market liquidity

4 min readSep 27, 2022


Unlockd, the decentralized, cross-chain protocol that provides NFT liquidity while keeping ownership utility, is thrilled to announce our partnership with Rentero, an open-source NFT rental protocol built to maximize the utility of NFTS.

Rentero is focused on building innovative NFT rental infrastructure, especially targeting the GameFi market needs. They offer solutions like owning an in-game rental marketplace, trials to optimize conversion funnel or collateral-free solutions via wrapped NFTs to split owner and user roles.

These solutions have made them a popular partner for GameFi projects, including guilds and NFT infrastructure builders, as Rentero enable them to acquire users at scale and grow. They have secured impressive partnerships with top industry leaders such as BreederDAO, Metashooter, Conquest legends, Gamespace or Lita.

The solid tech backbone Rentero is developing makes them compatible with most protocols and chains like Ethereum, Polygon, and BSC, and they are known for their flexible payment mode approach, allowing profit sharing, rental fee mode and trial so users can choose.

But there’s more: The Rentero team is also building a free trial center to help new games acquire new users more efficiently, with an ambitious roadmap that includes Solana compatibility and new solutions for guilds and games — even launching their own token!

A partnership to boost NFT financialization and GameFi growth.

Unlockd and Rentero both share the same vision of providing liquidity for the NFT industry and supporting the growth of the market by onboarding users and creating solutions for guilds and blockchain games.

Rental and NFT-backed borrowing present multiple synergies and we are happy to work together and support each other on user growth, guild partnerships and identifying high-potential games and NFT collections.

We believe that Unlockd’s lending and borrowing system can help provide a better service to their partners while integrating renting solutions will improve returns for Unlockd borrowers.

At Rentero, they follow a multi-pronged approach to creating value for the ecosystem, combining their lender services — making it easy and convenient for them to list their NFTs with 0 cost — , their solution for renters — with features like their flexible rental system where they allow users to sublease to others the NFTs that they rented to lower the renting cost — and lastly their support for guild and projects, driving user growth and maximizing revenue.

With these pioneering developments, Rentero has positioned itself as a protocol where all GameFi stakeholders can find relevant tools to improve their efficiency.

“Rentero Protocol and its new free trial center can be the next game-changing platform for blockchain games to maximize their utility NFTs and killer tool for the growth of web3 space.’”

— Dylan, Head of Dev at Rentero.

Many of our guild partners will work with asset rental and lending protocols to maximize efficiency and will also offer the service to players and scholars while lowering the risk and threshold. This allows them to absorb the risk as well as the potential revenue — a great opportunity to help guilds maximize their efficiency to become more resilient during the current market cycle.

For Unlockd, this partnership with Rentero is a very important collaboration in a very strategic vertical. We believe that the integrations with rental protocols provide a very relevant go-to-market strategy and maximize value for our users by building composability.

We are actively looking at partnering with other projects building NFT infrastructure, in order to integrate more services to serve our users better and. Gettting their feedback and inputs will help us improve our protocol and become a reference in the NFT finance and blockchain gaming ecosystem.

About Unlockd

Unlockd is the decentralized cross-chain protocol that provides democratized NFT liquidity and utility for Gaming, Art, Metaverse and DeFi digital assets.

Unlockd provides instant NFT-backed loans and enables seamless cross-chain borrowing and lending. With Unlockd, borrowers can maximize the return on their NFTs keeping the utility of their collateral, and lenders can earn high yields providing liquidity to our pools.

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About Rentero

Rentero Protocol is an open-source NFT rental protocol and marketplace. They have built very innovative NFT rental infrastructure, especially focused on GameFi , offering targeted solutions like owning an in-game rental marketplace, trials to optimize conversion funnel or collateral-free solutions via wrapped NFTs to split owner and user roles.

They are known for their 0 Collateral solutions that avoid risks of over collateralization and provide low cost solutions for both renting and lending.

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