Bringing gold-backed lending to the blockchain, Nexo, a dominant player in the crypto lending space, is now accepting NYDFS-regulated PAX Gold as collateral for its signature Instant Crypto Credit Lines.
With PAX Gold, a digital token based on the Ethereum blockchain that represents a physical amount of gold held in London-based Brink vaults, Nexo is able to offer gold investors instant access to their gold wealth across over 45 fiat currencies and 200+ jurisdictions.
Nexo in keeping with its innovative DNA, is adding PAX Gold for its ‘Earn Interest‘ product that can pay up to 8% per year of interest on gold, trying to dispel the century-old stigma that the metal does not pay dividends. This value proposition makes Nexo the only financial institution in the world to pay interest on gold in kind.
There’s a lot of overlap in the mentality between the crypto world and those who hold gold. What you now have is the liquidity, divisibility, and transferability of crypto, while owning gold.Chad Cascarilla, CEO Paxos
Gold bugs proliferate the crypto community and the Nexo-Paxos offering now enables them to do what until now was only available to high-net-worth individuals via Lombard credits on large quantities of physical gold — accessing the value of gold without selling it.Kosta Kantchev, Nexo Co-Founder
He added that for generations now, the ultra-wealthy were purchasing large quantities of physical gold, which was used as collateral for credit lines. The proceeds were then used to buy even more gold and/or diversify into other asset classes, essentially leveraging physical gold position and accessing its value without selling.
Now with PAX Gold allowing fractional ownership of gold in а frictionless manner via blockchain technology, the same concept is available for as little as a few hundred dollars. Nexo accepting the digital representation of gold as collateral makes what was previously reserved to the privileged ones available en mass to all.
This is a bold move in a larger disruptive trend of tokenizing the world that will see commodities, stocks and bonds, real estate, fine art, and any other asset class being brought on-chain to be owned, traded, exchanged and borrowed against.
Apart from unlocking the value of previously idle assets such as Picassos and Monets, the tokenization of the world enables large scale fractional ownership. This, in turn, ensures social inclusion and participation in Western-like wealth creation to even the remotest corners of the world, constituting the second paradigm-shifting use case of blockchain technology after the transformation of money by Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper in 2009.
Nexo is the most advanced and trusted instant crypto lending provider on a global scale. It is the only blockchain company to provide its services in 45+ fiat currencies and more than 200 jurisdictions. Nexo gives digital asset holders the best of both worlds — instant access to cash and retaining ownership of their assets.
Official website: https://nexo.io
Paxos Trust Company is on a mission to modernize finance by mobilizing assets at the speed of the internet. Paxos is building a future where all assets — from money to commodities to securities — will be digitized and can move instantaneously, 24/7. Settlement risk will cease to exist, so trillions of dollars of trapped capital can go to work in a global, frictionless economy.
Official website: https://www.paxos.com
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