May 2021 Crypto Interest Rates

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Lou Bagel

May 03, 2021

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May 2021 Interest Rates

Introduction

Getting closer to the beginning of the month this time!

This is the third time I've done this as the past two times people seemed to really appreciate it. Here is April's Interest Rates and here is March's Interest Rates.

One other theme I've found is that no matter how much I explain in notes or disclaimers there are plenty of people that don't read them and complain the table is innaccurate or confused by certain things. I won't list them again this time so click the April Interest Rates blog post if you want to see them. Basically, I'm using US interest rates, base rates (instead of bonus rates), and stuff like this is not financial advice.

Another comment I get a lot is there are way more important factors than interest rates when choosing where to put your money. I totally agree! But just because it isn't the most important factor doesn't mean having a side by side comparison isn't convenient.

My goal is to simply present some convenient information. I'm not endorsing any or saying one is better than the other. You have to make the decisions for yourself!

May 2021 Crypto Interest Rates

Here are the current interest rates, as of May 3rd 2021, for Celsius, Voyager, BlockFi, Nexo, and Gemini.

The "Highest" column is there simply for sorting purposes.

I also added some color indicators:

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The colors are helpful but I kind of feel like they are an eye sore; I love the clean aesthetic. So instead of spending more time figuring out better colors I added a button to toggle them on and off. Give it a try!

Token Ticker Celsius Voyager BlockFi Nexo Gemini Highest
Matic Network MATIC 13.99% 13.99%
Sythetix Network Token SNX 13.99% ↓1.77%
Previously: 2.69%
13.99%
USD Coin USDC ↓10%
Previously: 10.51%
9% 8.6% 8% 10%
Tether USDT 9.3% 8% 9.3%
Polkadot DOT 8.86% 8% 8.86%
Dai DAI 8% 7.4% 8%
Filecoin FIL 7.4% 7.4%
Voyager Token VGX ↑7%
Previously: 5%
7%
Litecoin LTC 4.08% 6.5% ↓5.5%
Previously: 6.5%
4% ↓4.5%
Previously: 5.1%
6.5%
Bitcoin BTC 6.2% 6.25% ↓5%
Previously: 6%
4% 2.05% 6.25%
Aave AAVE 5.92% 5.83% 5.92%
Bancor BNT 5.5% 5.5%
Dash DASH 5.5% 3% 5.5%
Chainlink LINK ↓3%
Previously: 4.51%
5.5% ↓4.5%
Previously: 5.5%
4% ↓4.08%
Previously: 4.46%
5.5%
PAX Gold PAXG 5.5% ↓4%
Previously: 5%
4% 3.92% 5.5%
Wrapped-DGLD WDGLD 5.5% 5.5%
Tether Gold XAUT 5.5% 5.5%
Cardano ADA 5.25% 5.25%
Ethereum ETH 5.05% 5.25% ↓4.5%
Previously: 5.25%
4% 3.05% 5.25%
Celsius CEL 4.86% 4.86%
Compound COMP 4.6% 2.47% 4.6%
Bitcoin Cash BCH 4.51% 2% 4% ↓4.29%
Previously: 4.55%
4.51%
Uma UMA 4.51% ↓1.77%
Previously: 2.69%
4.51%
EOS EOS 4.45% 2% 4% 4.45%
Binance Coin BNB 4% 4%
Tron TRX 4% 4%
Stellar XLM 3.1% 1% 4% 4%
XRP XRP 4% 4%
Ox ZRX 3.51% 2% ↓3.68%
Previously: 3.86%
3.68%
Uniswap UNI 2.5% 2% 3.59% 3.59%
Basic Attention Token BAT 3.51% 1% 3.49% 3.51%
Yearn.finance YFI 3.29% 3.29%
Cosmos ATOM 3% 3%
Bitcoin SV BSV 2.02% 3% 3%
Ethereum Classic ETC 3% 3%
Kyber Network KNC 2.53% 1% 2.58% 2.58%
Orchid OXT 1.5% 2.47% 2.47%
Decentraland MANA 2.02% 2% 1.8% 2.02%
OMG Network OMG 2.02% 1% 2.02%
Zcash ZEC 2.02% 1% 1.75% 2.02%
Dogecoin DOGE 2% 2%
Tezos XTZ 2% 2%
Maker MKR 1.98% 1.98%
AMP AMP ↓1.78%
Previously: 1.98%
1.78%
Curve CRV ↓1.77%
Previously: 1.98%
1.77%
Ren REN ↓1.77%
Previously: 2.71%
1.77%
Storj STORJ ↓1.77%
Previously: 1.98%
1.77%
Balancer BAL 1.54% 1.54%
1inch 1INCH 1.51% 1.51%
The Graph GRT 1.26% 1.26%

I took off Swissborg and Ledn.io from this month's chart. They didn't have a variety of offerings and I really don't know that much about them - haven't done any research on them.

Also, people keep asking me to add sites that are used for staking and their interest rates. My thought is that staking is completely different than interest rates and there would be way too many sites to try and add here.

Sources

These interest rates could change at any time or, since I'm human, I could have made a typo, so here are the sources where I got these rates from:

What's your Favorite?

Celsius

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Voyager

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BlockFi

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Nexo

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Gemini

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Top of Table Screenshot

If you are looking to save, screenshot, or share here is the top of the table in an image for you:

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May 2021 Crypto Interest Rates Top of Table Screenshot

And now for something completely different . . .

I made this comic/gif a couple of days ago and just wanted to share it again. I feel like most of the places I shared it weren't with people into crypto so figured people visiting this page would be a good fit.

pixelart comic gif of two guys at a water cooler in an office
"My grandma gave me $100 for my birthday..."
"Gonna buy more crypto?"
"She said do something fun with it"
"So Doge?"

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