While some political and corporate leaders have been eager to invest in and adopt cryptocurrencies, others are entirely hostile. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recently declared outright war on the Bitcoin network. President Erdoğan: "We Are At War" President Erdoğan expressed his opposition to Bitcoin in a meeting with Turkish students this Saturday. The event comes after one of them asked if the country's central bank would adopt cryptocurrencies. Erdogan responded with total rejection: "We have absolutely no intention of embracing cryptocurrencies. On the…
BlockFi Improved Offerings
The announcement indicates that Tier 1 BTC holders with up to 5 BTC on the platform will earn a 6% annual percentage yield (APY). On the other hand, Tier 1 ETH holders, those holding up to 500 ETH on the platform will draw a 4.5% APY.
Strongest Balance Sheet
Mr Prince attributed this move to two significant factors. First is the supply constraint occasioned by other market participants pulling back on their lending activities. Secondly, there are ample opportunities for market-making and arbitrage emanating from the extreme volatility that affected the previous week’s market.
Mr Prince further affirmed that the firm’s balance sheet is at the strongest its ever been. He acknowledged that movement in the institutional lending markets had provided BlockFi opportunities to expand its margin. He concluded that the firm timed its Series B capital funding in January well. As a result, it has adequate resources to sustain its rapid growth.