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Nexo Accepts Binance Coin (BNB) and Cardano (ADA) as Collateral for Loans

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Several weeks ago, a FinTech group called Nexo released an announcement in which it stated that Binance Coin (BNB) will be the first crypto to be accepted as collateral for the loans backed by cryptocurrencies. The company promised to expand their list of accepted cryptos, and it finally delivered – by accepting Cardano (ADA) as well.

Nexo decides that BNB can be a collateral

Nexo is a well-known Credissimo-powered FinTech group that has recently helped cryptos with making yet another step towards mainstream adoption. It is no secret that cryptos are slowly but surely finding their way into basically any branch of business, but their acceptance as collaterals has been long avoided by pretty much everyone. That is, until a few weeks ago, when Nexo stepped in.

Nexo first hinted at its interest in Binance back during its token sale, when the firm said that it has a lot in common with Binance, including the same customers. The company was planning to use Binance Coin for the crypto-backed loans even then, it seems. Nexo must have seen a large potential in BNB since it even integrated it into its loan plans.

It is not really that surprising that BNB managed to capture Nexo’s attention. After all, the coin has demonstrated that it is a safe investment, and at this time, when crypto prices jump and fall drastically almost every other hour, BNB has reached stability. Of course, this is not total stability, considering that its price still keeps going up and down between $7.00 and $17.00, with its current price being at $13.93. Still, it is as stable as a crypto can get in the current market.

With BNB at its side, Nexo is able to allow traders access to coins instantly, and with no additional fees. Not only that, but the loan is also completely tax-free as well. After seeing that this move is positively accepted by its customers, Nexo promised that it will work on adding more currencies as accepted collaterals, and it finally delivered.

Nexo also wants to add Cardano (ADA)

Cardano (ADA) is a relatively new cryptocurrency, but it is still very well-known in the crypto world. It was designed to be public, decentralized, and open-source. In fact, the very idea behind ADA’s design was to support the development and progress in the world, which is exactly what it will be used for by Nexo.

The first announcement of Cardano joining BNB as a collateral came from Nexo’s Teodora Atanassova. Atanassova tweeted that Nexo will start working on accepting Cardano, and its use will be pretty much the same as BNB’s.

This is an excellent news for Cardano, which has been almost dormant for a long time. Its team, led by Charles Hoskinson, has taken a while before this crypto joined the action. This was due to their efforts to make Cardano’s technology stable, reliable, and to make sure that the coin is built with quality.

Ever since this period ended, Cardano has been achieving one victory after another. Being added to Nexo is one of them, and another includes ADA joining eToro and other popular platforms. There is also its launch of Daedalus Wallet, a crypto wallet native to Cardano, which can be found on this crypto’s website.

In the meanwhile, Cardano has also managed to grow quite a large community, and they have been very supportive of this move. Despite being such a new and young crypto, ADA already managed to reach the top 10s on CoinMarketCap, where it holds the rank of 8th, with a price of $0.125024 per token. It is unknown whether this acceptance by Nexo will influence ADA’s value, but if it does, the coin can only go up.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

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