As the crypto economy grows and evolves, there are more ways than ever to earn rewards for holding crypto, learning about crypto, or interacting with decentralized finance (or DeFi) apps.
To boost investment yield, long-term crypto traders are using one more way to make money off their investment — crypto interest accounts. In theory, a crypto interest-earning account works just like a regular savings account.
Most banks offer annual interest rates that do not exceed 1% whereas stablecoins interest rates go as high as 4% to 12% annually. Many lending platforms even offer daily interest payouts, enabling investors to earn on compound interest.
What are stablecoins?
Stablecoins are the answer to the calls from early crypto investors looking for a crypto-equivalent to fiat currencies like the dollar or the rupee. It needed to be something that could reliably hold value over time without volatility and allow them to easily transfer that value.
Because of the current financial system, the most used stablecoins are those that ‘peg’ their value to the US dollar.
Top 6 stablecoins in the crypto market — what are they, how they work and why they have governments worried (read here)
Note: All six are pegged at 1:1 to the US Dollar, and reside as tokens on blockchains that support smart contracts, such as Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain etc.
This post is primarily looking across the various online platforms that allow one to earn interest in the 6 best stablecoins (by market value as of Dec 2021), namely:
1) Tether (USDT)
2) USD Coin (USDC)
3) Binance USD (BUSD)
4) Dai (DAI)
5) TerraUSD (UST)
6) TrueUSD (TUSD)
Some of the popular and often mentioned platforms are:
1) Hodlnaut (Click here to see the latest rates)
2) Celsius (Click here to see the latest rates)
3) Crypto.com (Click here to see the latest rates)
4) BlockFi (Click here to see the latest rates)
5) Vauld (Click here to see the latest rates)
6) Nexo (Click here to see the latest rates)
7) YouHodler (Click here to see the latest rates)
However, before using the platforms, please do your own due diligence. Some of these platforms are relatively new. Do note that trading in cryptocurrencies is risky, please DYODD.
In general, the catch for the high yield is that there is no Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) insurance. There are not as many regulations. In addition, there is the uncertainty of the firm itself getting into risky lending practices and going belly up. The interest rate isn’t high because the exchange is feeling generous. Rather, it is high because the exchange believes it can earn a higher return by using that cash for other lending practices.
Please refer to the below table (Information updated as of 25 Jan 2022) for the various interest rates offered. The highest rates are highlighted in red.
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