Bloomberg published a report on January 2, 2019 and revealed that money lenders in the cryptocurrency industry are supposedly enduring the ongoing crypto bear market better than other people.
As indicated by Bloomberg, lenders that offer their services in the digital money industry are “finding solid interest from borrowers who would prefer not to move their virtual coins at decreased costs, and additionally from huge financial supporters eager to get coins for short selling.”
Bloomberg reports that the income of the crypto money lending organization BlockFi has become ten times since June, after which Michael Novogratz’s organization Galaxy Digital Ventures put $52.5 million in the firm. The organization loans fiat money to customers who store digital currencies. BlockFi CEO, Zac Prince, said that “it’s a generally safe sort of loan.”
Michael Moro, the CEO of Genesis Capital, an organization that enables consumers to get crypto in return for dollars, supposedly said in a meeting that “the bear exchange has positively helped, at least has powered & encouraged the growth.
As per a blockchain news site details in October, Genesis prepared $550 million amid its initial six months of movement. Presently, Moro reportedly said that Genesis has issued $700 million in lending and has about $140 million in loans exceptional with an average term of about six weeks.
While different organizations in the crypto space have been thinking about layoffs, Genesis is now apparently intending to increase its staff to 12 individuals and grow to Asia. Moro expressed in a meeting with Bloomberg, “We’ve been productive since the very first day. We have absolutely proved that there is public demand, that there is product fit and that it’s a great opportunity to put significantly more in this side of the business.”
Following the crypto exchange crash in November 2018, decentralized online networking platform Steemit had to lay off over 70% of its staff and start structural reorganization. The drop-in business sectors brought about a decline in fiat cash comes back from the organization’s computerized STEEM token sales.
Digital currency mining mammoth Bitmain and major crypto trade Huobi have additionally purportedly affirmed plans to lay off staff as “crypto winter” proceeds.