Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky Discusses Its Recent Introduction Of Support For Tether Gold

Alex Mashinsky, the CEO of the DeFi platform Celsius, has discussed the platform’s recent introduction of support for Tether Gold (XAUT).

It has been reported that Mashinsky described its support for tokenized gold as offering a bridge for users from the fiat currency into non-correlated and decentralized assets.

However, Mashinsky stated:

“For the first time in history, gold is earning interest in gold. Every week we give you a small nugget of gold on top of the gold you already own, in gold.”

He added:

“That’s never existed in history. Every time you bought gold, you had expenses, you had storage fees and insurance fees, or funds fee – fee, upon fee, upon fee. We have a positive yield of three or four percent per year.”

As per the report, with the addition of gold, Mashinsky stated that Celsius now provides support for a non-correlated asset that is stable, offering a bridge for users who may not yet be interested in crypto assets but are interested in moving out of fiat currency and non-correlated assets.

After launch support for gold, Celsius plans to expand its tokenized commodity offerings — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) May 10, 2020

Likewise, he said:

“Most people have close to 100% of their assets denominated in their local currency. So they have real estate, they have bonds, stock, whatever. They hold all of those things in one basket, they just don’t realize it’s one basket. They have either zero or close to zero uncorrelated assets.”

Also, he added:

“I think everyone should have two to five percent of their portfolio in [non-correlated assets] as an insurance against debasement.”

By looking forward, Mashinsky stated that Celsius wants to add support for other tokenized non-correlated assets and commodities too.

Mashinsky stated:

“I really want to add silver, maybe even a few commodities if we can tokenize them and generate yield. We want that unique combination of non-correlation and yield, and I think if we have a broad enough portfolio that is going to enable many more people to join.”

He continued:

“Maybe even older folks may join just because they want gold. They might never touch the Bitcoin side of it, but, if you have all the options, then you really expand the community and all these people are in the digital assets market.”

Thus, he concluded:

“Some of them might not even realize that they are in the digital asset market, but I think that is an opportunity for us.”

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: YouTube


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