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What is a crypto loan?
A crypto loan is a way for traders to receive liquid funds without selling their cryptocurrency. Instead, they use their crypto as collateral for a cash or stablecoin loan.
Individuals may choose to take out a crypto loan instead of selling because they expect their crypto asset’s value to increase or because they want to hold the asset long enough to avoid short-term capital gains tax.
What are the risks involved in crypto loans?
Unlike assets held in traditional financial institutions, crypto accounts are not covered by the FDIC. Consequently, there is no federal insurance on any crypto asset in the event an exchange fails. With this in mind, there are three primary types of risk inherent in crypto loans.
As in all cryptocurrency trading, there is a risk that protocols break down because of a technical problem. This risk is somewhat higher in non-custodial loans, since all DeFi activity is completely algorithmically governed.
The FDIC requires all traditional banks to maintain a certain level of liquidity; crypto loan providers are not subject to this requirement. If the market crashes, an unexpectedly large number of clients default on their loans, or if a platform breaks or is exploited, the platform may find itself without the liquidity to return a borrower’s collateral.
Margin calls and forced liquidations
To prevent illiquidity during market downturns, VGC will issue margin calls or force liquidations. If a cryptocurrency’s value drops to a point where many borrowers’ LTVs (Loan To Value) are too high for the platform to maintain, the platform will inform borrowers that they must increase the value of their collateral or risk liquidation.
If the call is not met, VGC may liquidize enough of the collateral to bring an account’s LTV back to the maximum allowed ratio. In this case, a trader will have forfeited that portion of their deposit, will have incurred capital gains or losses, and may be charged transaction and broker fees.
Crypto loan fees
VGC charges borrowers interest fees on their loans. 10% interest monthly. If you use your loan for investment or business purposes, you may be able to write off these interest fees on your taxes.
Failure to pay back the loan
If you don’t pay back your crypto loan as of when due, VGC has the right to liquidate all or part of your asset to recoup its losses.
As mentioned above, if collateral is liquidized because of an unmet margin call, the borrower will be subject to capital gains tax on any increase in the collateral’s value between the time of its purchase and the time the lender sold the asset.
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