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Episode 14: Crypto-backed Fiat Loans Are Bringing Liquidity To Cryptocurrency Holders [Podcast]

  • 22 November 2018
  • Blockchain Disruption

EP.14 Crypto-backed Fiat Loans are Bringing Liquidity to Cryptocurrency Holders - Jason Urban

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups have created an enormous amount of wealth in a very short period of time. For a lot of crypto investors who are bullish on their holdings, they'd like to invest in new projects but they don't want to liquidate their crypto assets. Insert crypto-backed fiat loans. Lenders are jumping at the opportunity to issue loans to crypto millionaires and eventually may do the same for smaller investors. While a couple early movers like SALT Lending have been around for awhile, more and more crypto asset holders are looking for liquidity solutions, and demand for these kinds of loans has been steadily increasing.

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In this interview, Jason Urban and I discuss why lenders are starting to offer these kinds of loans, what the incentives are for crypto investors, and what the future of blockchain driven lending looks like. With so many questions surrounding the volatility of crypto investments, it’s important to understand how lending works in the crypto ecosystem and how to structure deals well. If you're sitting on crypto assets and want them to work harder for you, or if you're a lender thinking about how to access the new wealth class created by Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, definitely give this one a listen!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why crypto backed loans help people holding crypto assets.
  • How you can achieve liquidity for your crypto assets.
  • Future intersections of blockchain and traditional lending.

Resources mentioned:

DrawBridge Lending:

Twitter: @DrawBridgeLend

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