Binance Adds Support for USDC and ERD on Savings Products

Binance is expanding its interest bearing service with the addition of Elrond (ERD) and Tether (USDT) to supported coins at Binance Savings.
The individual maximum limit for Circle’s stablecoin was set to 200,000,000 USDC and for the second supported coin at 5,000,000 ERD, but Binance says it will adjust interest rates and maximum individual limits on flexible deposits based on market and risk factors.

Formerly known as Binance Lending, the savings product allows its users to lend their idle crypto assets on the platform to margin traders, and earn interest for it. The program consists of two parts, Flexible Savings which permits users to redeem their borrowed coins without a long term commitment while getting daily interest as long as margin traders are using their funds.
Binance’s adoption of Elrond (ERD) comes shortly after it signed a new partnership with the developer of Elrond blockchain network, which made its native, USD-pegged stablecoin () available on the Elrond Network.
Binance Labs has been an early backer of Elrond project and already led a $3.25 million funding round together with Electric Capital and NGC Ventures.  was little known before its Binance hook-up, with the launch of the DEX having already sparked excitement among crypto traders.
Binance’s ecosystem continues to grow
The major venue has originally joined the ranks of other crypto exchanges offering  accounts in August 2019. This development came just as competition in  was heating up. On the other side, crypto borrowing has also become a popular way for coin holders to use their dormant assets.
All Binance registered users are eligible to borrow on its loans that cover several cryptos, including BUSD and USDT. Binance Loans also supports a range of varying loan periods, with interest calculated on a daily basis, as well as the use of several coins as collateral, including BTC and ETH.
The lent coins are used in cryptocurrency leveraged borrowing business on, which already offers margin trading.
While loans terms range from 7 to 90 days, borrowers will be given an overdue duration of three days, during which they will be charged three times the regular interest. However, those who fail to repay their loans after the grace period expires will see their collaterals liquidated to pay off crypto debts.
The launch is another move of  in its bid to diversify its business lines to attract and retain users. It also comes months after it rolled out margin trading, lending and revealed plans to add futures trading on its platform.

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