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Yield - How to earn rewards with my Crypto?
Yield - How to earn rewards with my Crypto?

Learn more about how Yield on Finary Invest and how to use it to earn rewards.

Pierre-Luc Schaming avatar
Written by Pierre-Luc Schaming
Updated over a week ago

⚠️ Yield is not available for users in UK, US, Canada, Singapore and Japan.

In this article you will find:

  • a summary of the concepts of Yield and APY

  • an explanation of the lending and staking systems

  • how to lend/stake your cryptos held on Finary

  • additional information on eligible cryptos and fees


What is Yield and APY?

The term Yield describes the interests you can earn with your crypto. The yearly percentage of these earnings is usually expressed in APY (annual percentage yield). An APY of 2% means, that you will earn 2% interests on the amount you e.g. lend or stake.


What is lending?

As a lender you are lending your crypto assets to a so called borrower. As a reward for the risk you take, you are getting rewards in the crypto you are lending. Similar to lending euro at a bank, where you get your interests in euro.

Who are the borrowers and what are the risks?

Our lending partner only lends to reputable institutions and only after they have undertaken a rigorous risk assessment and credit evaluation.

Borrowers are grouped into 4 tiers:

  • Tier 1: Large top-tier market makers from traditional finance

  • Tier 2: Crypto-native market makers

  • Tiers 3 and 4: Smaller institutional borrowers

Our lending partner ensures minimal risk by diversifying the loan portfolio across multiple borrowers. The maximum exposure to each is based on their credit rating, ranging from 15% for Tier 1 to 5% exposure for Tier 4 borrowers.

Our lending partner requires borrowers to provide at least 100% collateral for all stablecoin loans. Only assets that are liquid and widely traded are accepted as collateral, including BTC, ETH, USD, USDC, USDT, XRP, ADA, AVAX and DOT.

⚠️ What are the risks of Lending?

  1. The biggest risk of any lending operation is the credit risk. Credit risk refers potential loss of assets, due to the inability of the borrower to repay the loan or issue arising.

  1. While you lend your assets, you are not able to sell or send it to an external wallet. Redeeming the asset from the Lending Program can take up to multiple days. During this locking period you cannot sell or send your assets to an external wallet.

When do I get my lending rewards?

Lending rewards for BTC, USDT and USDC are distributed daily. Usually during the morning hours.


What is staking and what are the risks?

While staking, you are supporting the security of a Proof-of-Stake blockchain by validating transactions on the network. The transactions are validated by staking node operators. When staking your crypto with Finary, you are delegating your assets to a staking node operator, while maintaining full ownership of your crypto assets.

For each validated transaction rewards are issued from the Proof-of-Stake Protocol. The amount of crypto rewards you can earn depends on how much competition there is in staking across the entire blockchain, therefore the APY on staking programs is always only an estimate based on historical performance.

⚠️ What are the risks of Staking?

  1. In rare cases, your staked assets may be lost due to network penalties (slashing) or other errors in the protocol.

  2. While you stake your assets, you are not able to sell or send it to an external wallet. Unstaking the asset can take up to multiple days, depending on the network conditions. During this locking period you cannot sell or send your assets to an external wallet.

When do I get my rewards?

For staked ETH rewards are distributed monthly, usually to the beginning of the month.


How to stake or lend on Finary?

To either stake or lend your crypto:

  1. On your Finary app, go to the Invest tab

  2. Click on Earn and pick the asset you want to stake or lend directly on the asset and click on Stake or Lend

  3. Read the information carefully

  4. Enter the amount you want to stake or lend

  5. Accept our Terms & Conditions and confirm the operation

  6. And it’s done!

Depending on the locking period, it can take some time until you start earning rewards with your crypto. The locking period depends on the Network conditions, as well as on the the Lending or Staking Program you are using.

How to unstake or redeem?

To either unstake your staked crypto or two redeem your lent assets, just do the following:

  1. On your Finary app, go to the Invest tab

  2. Click on the asset you want to unstake or redeem

  3. Click on Unstake or Redeem

  4. Enter the amount you want to unstake or redeem

  5. Confirm the operation

  6. And it’s done!

Depending on the locking period, it can take some time until your assets are available again. The locking period depends on the Network conditions, as well as on the the Lending or Staking Program you are using. Once the assets are available again, you can sell, withdraw or stake or lend them again.


What assets can I stake or lend?

Crypto

APY

Type

Reward frequency

ETH

4.5%*

Staking

Monthly

AVAX

7%**

Lending

Daily

BCH

4%

Lending

Daily

BTC

2%

Lending

Daily

LINK

2%

Lending

Daily

LTC

2%

Lending

Daily

MATIC

5%**

Lending

Daily

SOL

10%**

Lending

Daily

USDC

4.4%

Lending

Daily

USDC

4.4%

Lending

Daily

XLM

5%**

Lending

Daily

XRP

2%

Lending

Daily

* The rewards rate is based on the estimated protocol rate, which is subject to change.

** Special February offer

What are the costs and fees?

Finary is not charging any fees on yield. However, for the staking program, our Staking Partner is taking 15% from the rewards paid out.

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