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Blockchain.com Loan Desk On Track to Lend Over $120 Million In November

United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency data and wallet provider Blockchain.com is reportedly on track to lend out more than $120 million this month. On Nov. 14, the Block reported that Blockchain.com has been quietly building its loan desk to be competitive with firms like Genesis Global Trading and BlockFi. CEO of Blockchain.com, Peter Smith, said that his …

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Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

Global banking regulator the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by dealing with cryptocurrencies. Business Reporter published the news on Nov. 7 that the Basel Committee — which includes banking regulators from the United States, Europe and Japan — agreed …

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Payments Processor Stripe Launches Lending Service for Online Companies

Online payments processor Stripe announced the launch of its lending service Stripe Capital for the U.S. internet businesses. On Sept. 5, Stripe announced the launch in a blog post, noting that — once approved — access to funds is usually granted on the next day. The press release states: “Stripe Capital’s full integration with Stripe …

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Indian Exchanges Innovate as Calls for Positive Crypto Regulation Escalate

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Indian crypto exchanges are innovating, launching new products and improving services for their users, despite the country’s regulatory uncertainty and unresolved banking restrictions. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community continues its efforts to convince the government that the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies is flawed, calling for positive regulation instead.</strong> Also read: Crypto …

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Binance Unveils Its First Crypto Lending Service Launching This Month

Major crypto exchange Binance will launch its first crypto lending product on Aug. 28, 2019. According to an official announcement on Aug. 26, holders of Binance coin (BNB), Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Tether (USDT) will be able to lend their assets and earn interest through Binance’s new service called Binance Lending. The services will be …

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Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company that crowdfunds loans for financial inclusion, has launched a blockchain platform for credit history with the government of Sierra Leone. According to a Reuters report on Aug. 21, Kiva and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio jointly launched the blockchain initiative in the country’s capital.  The platform will …

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Huobi Wallet to Support MakerDAO Tokens, Decentralized Applications

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has added support for MakerDAO tokens and decentralized apps (DApps) in its wallet.  Huobi Group shared the announcement with Cointelegraph on Aug. 19. MakerDAO has a stablecoin called Dai, a token named MKR, and applications including CPD Portal. The Maker project is a combination of its stablecoin, collateral loans and community …

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Silvergate Bank Eyes Crypto-Collateralized Loans for Institutions

Silvergate Bank, one of the cryptocurrency industry’s few go-to financial service providers, is planning to become a crypto lender. According to an updated IPO filing, Silvergate, which serves some of the cryptocurrency world’s top firms like Coinbase, Bitstamp, Genesis Trading, Blocktower Capital, Polychain Capital and Xapo, has seen increased demand from the industry and is aiming to …

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Novogratz’s Crypto Bank Galaxy Digital Invests in Digital Asset Lender

Digital asset lender DrawBridge Lending (DBL) announced that it received funding from cryptocurrency commercial bank Galaxy Digital. A fiat-crypto lending and investing service DrawBridge announced in a press release published on Aug. 8 that it received funding from Galaxy Digital, further strengthen DBL’s fiat-crypto lending and investing capabilities.  Furthermore, the two firms reportedly plan to …

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Cryptocurrency Lender Dharma to Postpone Accepting New Deposits and Loans

San Francisco-based crypto lender Dharma has decided to pause new deposits and loans on its platform.  Dharma announced their decision in a series of official Twitter posts on Aug. 7. Their second tweet in the series reads: “For now, we’re pausing new deposits and loans in Dharma. If you have an existing deposit or loan …

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