Crypto lending has become one of the most explosive sectors in the crypto industry, ever since the market downturn in 2017 there was a huge growth among the lending platforms which lend fiat to borrowers that use crypto assets so let’s see more about it in the following crypto news below.
Crypto lending has been a sub-sector on the market which has been quietly growing over the past few years. The crypto asset lending industry started with a centralized lending service such as the one of Celsius Network and Block Fi which did gather slight attention from their initial success. Up to this date, Celsius Network has reported over $4 billion USD in loans. However, the hype surrounding decentralized Finance and the increase in a few major platforms under the umbrella of DeFi on the ETH blockchain, has thrown some more light on one of the crypto industry’s hidden gems.
The major success of DeFi can be attributed to a number of different reasons but the record low-interest rates for the savers in traditional banks and institutions was one major factor. While the Defi lending sector is growing, there are a few DeFi platforms that have over $10 million USD in Ether that is already invested. Nexo, Ripio Credit Network and Maker have an average rate of 15% in the past 90 days and have been averaging to a return of 75% over the past year. Bitcoin had a higher yearly return but there were 349 different tokens which were later studied with the same list of criteria.
While the huge success of Celsius Network and Block-fi, there are some other options as well. With DeFi you can even put your own Ether as collateral and lend money to yourself through a smart contract on the Maker platform. These loans are over-collateralized and you would have to put up a $150 dollars worth of Ether to get a $100 dollar loan in DAI. however, for people that are unbanked, this kind of a trade-off could be worth it.
These kinds of DeFi lending options are now getting extremely popular and platforms such as Maker and Compound, lead the rankings on websites such as Defi Pulse that provide data on other projects. DeFi is not perfect but it aims to make it easier to use offerings of non-overcollateralized loans and to improve debt-collection techniques.
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