Crypto Lending

Eqonex Launches Peer-to-Peer Crypto Lending Marketplace for Institutions

The platform will avoid rehypothecation and automate lending to offer an application that can compete with both over-the-counter desks and DeFi lending protocols.

News  ·  17 August 2021

BlockFi Says Vermont Has Joined Ranks of States Probing the Crypto Lender

Alabama, Texas and New Jersey are investigating whether the firm's marquee offering violates local securities laws.

News  ·  24 July 2021
Crypto Lending

BlockFi Is Pursuing Plans to Go Public – Even as Regulators Close In

The crypto lender is days away from closing a $500 million Series E, sources say. A timetable for a public listing is circulating among investors.

Business  ·  22 July 2021
Crypto Lending

BlockFi Faces Crackdown by a Third US State, Texas

The Lone Star state’s proposed cease-and-desist order would bar BlockFi from offering interest accounts without registering with the state’s securities regulator.

Business  ·  22 July 2021
Crypto Lending

NJ Regulators Give BlockFi 1 Week Before Blocking New Interest Accounts

The state’s securities regulator contends BlockFi is selling an “unregistered security” to its customers.

Business  ·  21 July 2021
Yield Farming

Only 4%? Coinbase Rate on USDC Reveals Focus on Crypto Credit Risk

Greater risk, greater reward? When it comes to USDC deposits, customers might prefer lower risk, lower reward.

Markets  ·  7 July 2021
Crypto Lending

Custodian Prime Trust Cuts Ties With Crypto Lender Celsius

A source familiar with the situation said Prime Trust’s risk team was concerned about Celsius’ strategy of “endlessly re-hypothecating assets.”

Business  ·  24 June 2021

Decentralized Credit Protocol Goldfinch Raises $11M in Series A Funding

A16z led the round, which will enable the startup to build a network of lenders and borrowers and ramp up hiring.

News  ·  16 June 2021
Crypto Lending

BlockFi in Discussions to Raise ‘Several Hundred Million’ in Latest Round: Report

Unnamed sources tell The Information that BlockFi is seeking another mega-round.

Business  ·  8 June 2021
Crypto Lending

Crypto Lenders Say Wednesday’s Crypto Crash Cleaned Up ‘Excessive Leverage’

Several lenders were preparing for the correction.

Business  ·  20 May 2021
Crypto Lending

Crypto Lender Celsius Tells Clients to Increase Collateral in Case of Margin Calls

The lender said clients should be prepared for margin calls because of “market conditions.”

Business  ·  23 April 2021
Crypto Lending

Fireblocks, Celsius Back Zero-Knowledge Credit Scoring for Institutional Crypto Traders

X-Margin’s real-time risk solution is working with crypto hedge fund Dunamis Trading.

Business  ·  22 April 2021
Crypto Lending

Signature Bank Goes Head-to-Head With Silvergate in Bitcoin-Backed Lending

Signature’s CEO said on an earnings call Wednesday the bank wants it to be a “no-loss business.”

Business  ·  21 April 2021
Crypto Lending

Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Teams With Insurance Alternative Nexus Mutual

The Singapore crypto lender toughed it through the bear market and now has $250 million locked and lended.

Business  ·  18 March 2021
Crypto Lending

Crypto Lender BlockFi Raises $350M at a $3B Valuation

BlockFi plans to use the Series D to build a range of financial services, said CEO Zac Prince. Is a public offering next for the crypto unicorn?

Business  ·  11 March 2021