In our last posts, we spoke about How Crypto Backed loans are different from peer-to-peer loans, what are the different types of crypto loans, advantages of crypto-backed loans, Risks associated with crypto lending, crypto lending platforms in US and Crypto Lending Platform in UK. Continuing our discussion further on Everything you need to know about Crypto-backed loans, today we would talk about different crypto lending platforms in Europe.
The two firms from Europe – Ethlend and Nexo are making much noise in crypto communities. While each one differs in the way their business model work, they have been working hard to capture the customer base and innovate crypto-backed loan space. Let’s take a closer look –
Crypto Lending Platforms in Europe
Ethlend facilitates decentralized lending on the Ethereum network. Ethlend lending works by lending Ether units and not by lending fiat currency. Also, Ethlend loans are backed by collateral as ERC-20 tokens and not Ether or bitcoin. They accept all kinds ok token like Vibe Coins or OmiseGO or Golem to name a few.
For a borrower on the Ethlend platform, he needs to deposit his ERC-20 token and lenders need to deposit their ether. Then Ethlend contracts make the switch and loan have started. The borrower now needs to pay the interest amount in Ether, failed to do so provide the lender a right to claim the deposited collateral.
Nexo using blockchain technology provides loans directly to the borrowers. NEXO itself provides the funding, so you may not might additional lenders on their platform.
Nexo offers loans outside Europe in USD and EUR with no credit scores check. The borrower could also repay the loan amount using USD, EUR, Bitcoin, Ethereum or Nexo Tokens[the first SEC-approved security token]. One of the advantage borrowers receives while using Nexo token is a discounted interest rate. Nexo token holders also get a dividend as a percentage of the firm’s profits. While dividends, discounts may be overwhelming for the borrowers being SEC approved they are risk averse