Anchorage, which manages cryptocurrency assets like Ethereum on behalf of businesses, is now allowing those businesses to take up a line of credit.
“Crypto-native funds with Ethereum investments and a need for capital” will soon be able to acquire US dollar loans thanks to cooperation with BankProv, formerly The Provident Bank.
There’s no need for institutional clients to give up or purchase back their ETH because Anchorage keeps custody throughout. If a client is unable to repay the dollar loan, the custodian simply uses it as collateral (plus interest). Clients holding a large amount of ETH, on the other hand, can access a large line of credit without selling their cryptocurrency.
BankProv loans are overcollateralized, because of this that customers must position up collateral well worth greater than the mortgage quantity.
Ethereum has gone from an all-time high of $4,357 to a low of $1,853 in the last month. Lenders want to make sure their collateral doesn’t depreciate and, if it does, that the loan is still repaid.
Although Anchorage is working with BankProv, one of the country’s oldest banking institutions, it already operates as a national trust bank. In January, it was granted a conditional OCC trust charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, led by then-Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks. The charter, on the other hand, restricts its ability to make direct loans.
Since reuniting in July, BankProv has made a concerted effort to attract crypto companies as clients. The bank has “leveraged our innovative and adaptive DNA from an over 200-year history to become a future-ready, full-service commercial blockchain bank,” according to its website.
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