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Trading Platform Abra Will Now Lend Fiat Money for Crypto Collateral

Abra Borrow will initially be available in 35 U.S. states, as well as globally.

Mar 23, 2021 at 2:52 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. UTC

California-based cryptocurrency trading app Abra has launched a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing service.

  • Announced Tuesday, users will be able to use their crypto holdings as collateral for loans of fiat currency with the new feature.
  • Abra Borrow will initially be available in 35 U.S. states (with more expected soon) as well as globally for the platform's claimed 1 million users.
  • Borrowers will be able to "tap into their crypto price gains without selling their crypto or forgoing future price gains," according to CEO Bill Barhydt.
  • Rates start at 3.95% APY with loan terms from six to 24 months.
  • Abra received a $5 million investment from Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) in May, preceding the platform's integration with the Stellar blockchain.

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