Firms Lending BTC See Growth and Increasing Demand

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BTC lending platforms surge

Major Bitcoin lending companies BlockFi, Celsius Network, and Nexo beat new records.

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On March 11, crypto trading and loan providing platform BlockFi announced raising $350 M in Series D funding headed by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments, and Tiger Global.

A day earlier, Celsius Network posted on Twitter that its AUM (asset under management) hit $10 B.

As for Nexo, in January 2021, Nexo reported having over $4 B in AUM.

In total, Celsius Network, BlockFi, and Nexo hold around $30 billion in assets under management.

The growing AUM numbers are connected not only with the demand in crypto but also with surging prices.

The three above-mentioned firms play a great role in cryptocurrency lending and borrowing. They offer high yields paid in crypto assets. Cryptocurrency holders can use their assets as collateral to get loans.

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The three firms offer lending rates of around 4-6% for major cryptocurrencies and up to 10.5% on stablecoins.