They used to be worth exactly $27.50 on the lending platform while trading at a value below that price. Plans for 2018 included launching credit cards, creating loan funds, and expanding collateralization to other alternative coins as well. But, it looks as if credit cards and developer tools are still some time out. Once again differing from traditional finance, SALT never inquires about your credit score.
If you’re looking for a set of practical and insightful crypto market information and data, we have the analytics tools to suit your business needs. Lenders have previously avoided dealing with cryptocurrencies because of the oftentimes complicated nature of the assets. SALT provides lenders with the infrastructure, compliance, and security they need to accept crypto collateral without adding additional costs to their current processes. Borrowing against collateral entails risk and may not be appropriate for your needs. Digital currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the United States or any other government, and SALT accounts are not subject to FDIC or SIPC protections. This website contains depictions that are a summary of the process for obtaining a loan and provided for illustrative purposes only.
The information provided on this website does not constitute investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other sort of advice and you should not treat any of the website’s content as such. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and due diligence and to consult your financial, tax or legal advisors before making any investment decisions. Digital assets are highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering investing in or with digital assets should be prepared to lose their entire investment. In 2016 when the idea for SALT was born, our vision was to create a membership-based platform that would enable crypto holders like you to borrow against your cryptoassets.
The SALT team is over 15 members strong and was led by Shawn Owen as CEO. Owen is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience in hospitality operations. In July 2018, Owen left the company leaving CTO Bill Sinclair to take his place. Lenders kick-off the loan process by posting the terms in which they’re willing to lend. As a borrower, you can look through the various terms and choose the one that’s best suited for you.
For example a one year $10,000 loan with a rate of 6.00% APR would have 12 scheduled monthly payments of $861. The use or access of the website or platform does not guarantee the availability of any current and/or future offer, promotion, terms, loan, or return. Additional terms, conditions, requirements, suitability, and screenings, among other restrictions, may apply at the sole discretion of SALT.
SALT Lending LLC’s loans are issued pursuant to private agreements. You should review the representations and warranties described in the loan agreement. Because the SALT tokens were worth $27.50 on the platform you would only need to spend ~45,455 SALT tokens to pay back your loan. This would leave you with a little under 40,000 SALT tokens plus the original Bitcoin you put up as collateral – about a 40% return. At one point, these tokens held a different value on the lending platform than what they were trading for in the market.
The most secure way to store your tokens is by using a hardware wallet like Trezor or the Ledger Nano S. Using hardware wallets keeps your funds offline and out of the reach of hackers and ill-intended software. Because SALT is an ERC20 token, you have a few different options on where to store it. You could also previously pay-down the capital of your loans with SALT tokens.
SALT reached a big milestone in January 2018 by officially beginning to provide loans for top-tier members. The platform already has over 70,000 loans and has funded over $50,000,000 in those loans. You then pay monthly installments based on the loan terms, and when your loan is paid-off, SALT releases your collateral from the smart contract and returns it back to you. If you don’t have either, you can purchase them with traditional currency on an exchange like Gemini and then transfer them over. The most popular exchanges to purchase SALT are BinanceandBittrex. To trade for SALT on one of these exchanges you need to first have Bitcoin or Ethereum.
The most notable member of the SALT team is one of their advisors, Erik Voorhees. Voorhees is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift – one of the most popular crypto-to-crypto exchanges. The Oracle autonomously tracks the loan-to-value ratios and notifies the borrowers when it becomes too high. The amount of time a borrower has to correct the ratio differs based on the velocity of the price decline. The transaction is completed, and now you can check your SALT wallet. Note that although the transaction is finished, in some cases your wallet needs some additional confirmations to display the received funds.
By opening up an entirely new form of loans, the project brings more liquidity to the cryptocurrency market. SALT enables you to put up your crypto as collateral in exchange for a cash loan. This strategy is ideal if you need to pay off an unexpected expense or want to make a big purchase without having to sell-off your blockchain assets. Nothing on this website should be construed as an offer or sale of SALT Tokens, or any endorsement or recommendation regarding any type of digital assets.
If you own SALT Tokens, there are all sorts of ways you can use them on our platform.
How to use SALT on our platform
You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealBucci to read his “clever insights on the crypto industry.” His words, not ours. That being said, there’s no requirement to use SALT tokens on the platform. So, it should make you wonder why the company has a specific token in the first place.
Redeem SALT at the time of origination in exchange for a higher rewards rate. The SALT website recommends that you use the Jaxx wallet and even provides instructions here. Jaxx is available on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux, and as a Chrome extension. The SALT team must have caught on to this scheme because they’ve since removed the opportunity.
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Instead, the platform only uses the value of your crypto collateral to determine the terms of your loan. Additionally, SALT is competing with more traditional platforms that provide crypto-backed loans but aren’t using a specific token. SALT differentiates itself by focusing on institutional cash loans that are backed by cryptocurrency while the other two projects appear to have taken a peer-to-peer approach.
Higher membership tiers enabled you to borrow more money across additional currencies and gave you more flexible loan terms. Higher tiers also enjoyed a range of other perks such as early access to new products, portfolio management, and credit/debit cards. The team has a solid foundation of blockchain experience and is advised by a leader in the industry. With a working platform in the market already, SALT is ahead of many other blockchain projects. Starting in December 2017, the price steadily rose and jumped to an all-time high of over $17 with the announcement that lending on the platform had finally begun. Since that high at the very end of 2017, the price has fallen drastically.
As part of this vision, we created the SALT Token– an Ethereum-based ERC-20 digital asset token designed for use within our platform– and issued these tokens in 2017. As a SALT Token holder, you were considered a member of the SALT platform and could use your tokens as a platform currency or to get discounts on loan products. SALT is the first asset-backed lending platform that allows holders of blockchain assets to leverage their holdings as collateral for cash loans.
Because SALT isn’t required to use the lending platform, there’s not much that will cause the price to rise again. And juicy enough membership incentives may also provide some positive demand-side pressure. Other than that, it’s tough to see this coin rising from the dead. CryptoRank provides crowdsourced and professionally curated research, price analysis, and crypto market-moving news to help market players make more informed trading decisions.
The SALT Oracle creates the smart contracts for each loan and triggers the events of the loan. To lower the risk of default, the Oracle also records loan payments and monitors the changing value of the crypto collateral. CoinCentral’s owners, writers, and/or guest post authors may or may not have a vested interest in any of the above projects and businesses.