Introduction: Earn on Gemini Exchange
Why did I decide to finally look into this investment option I've known about for several months?
The answer may provide you enough of an incentive, dear reader, to give serious consideration to this investment option for your portfolio!
Let's take a closer look ... 🧐
In the midst of being bogged down in working through all of the complexities (don't ask ... 😏) of paying taxes on my crypto investments, I decided I needed to start saving ahead of the annual "big event."
Having begun to save a certain % of the income stream I have begun taking "out of the cloud," I did what I have always done. Began to accrue $$s monthly in our savings account in our credit union.
You may wonder, dear reader, what do interest rates look like on savings accounts here in America?
I despise these global financial giants and have been a member of a credit union instead literally all of my adult life. A quick glance at these figures gives you at least part of the reason why. Our APYs are 5X those of the "wealthy" clients of Bank of America!
the value of its currency via endless rounds of printing ever larger amounts of it ...
How did Gemini Earn get my attention? Being on their mailing list, I typically just delete most of what they send me without ever opening it. Seeing one recently about an increase in their GUSD interest rate did the trick!
It had been 7.4%. It was increasing to 8.05%!
When was the last time your financial institution increased its interest rates? Here in America, I can't remember the last time ...
How did it turn out?
In one day
I had earned more
than in one year!
I had earned more
than in one year!
Okay, okay ... That might be a slight exaggeration, but that was how dramatic my first impression was, upon seeing how much I had earned in one week. Beyond that, did anything else stand out about my experience?
- Moving the USD in your account into GUSD on Gemini's Earn page could not be any easier.
- Your interest is compounded and added to your account daily!
- There are no fees to put $$s in, nor to take them out!
What's not to like? 🤷♂️ In combination with how easy (and free!) it is to utilize this service, the GUSD APY is just too good to pass on. I have now begun accruing my "tax payment savings" USD in my Gemini Earn account as GUSD!
just about any question you might have about Gemini's stablecoin.
Bottom line: I have elected to use Gemini Earn as temporary "storage" for my USD. Specifically until I need to withdraw it to pay taxes for my crypto investments. Yes, "storing" it here is riskier than having it in my credit union.
But ... The incredible difference in interest is just too great to pass up.
Here are all of the crypto rates on Gemini Earn. As stated above, my specific interest is in temporary "storage" of GUSD, dear reader, but you may find others in this extensive (and growing) list, that is of interest to you.
Trust and Security?
The story of the Winklevoss twins and their legal battles against Mark Zuckerberg over the control of Facebook is well known. Particularly the best part. They choose to invest it into Bitcoin very early on and were (are?) legendary, billionaire HODLers!
I've always liked their story. Not so much that I "like" (never have met them and likely never will) the twins, as I absolutely despise Mark Zuckerberg and all that he represents.
Moving right along ...
In 2015, they launched Gemini. I made my first investment into the cryptosphere in August 2017. Following recommendations I had read, I executed my first exchanges on Coinbase. Within the first 2-3 months, I learned about Gemini. Upon trying it out, I quickly quit using Coinbase in favor of it and have never looked back.
Great. Having worked very hard over a long career to earn the $$s I have available now to invest, I try never to forget "Rule #1!"
Associated with that, I have always promptly moved my exchanged cryptos out of any centralized exchange, into a wallet. Back by my Ledger, wherever possible!
What level of trust can we reasonably have then in what is still a centralized exchange? We want "guaranteed" (sorry, no guarantees in life ...) safety and security!
Well, it is no surprise that Gemini addresses this themselves:
"What are the Risks of Earn?" - On this page, you will find an FAQ-style approach to answering this important question.
I don't know about you, dear reader, but there is at least some "wisdom" in following the lead of "smart money." If $3B have already been invested after 6 months, that should provide you with at least some peace of mind about the security of your funds, should you choose to invest them in Gemini Earn.
All that said, anyone with any experience at all in the cryptosphere knows it is high risk. At least compared to almost any other asset class into which you may choose to invest your hard-earned $$s.
"Stable" coins have a place in the portfolio of any serious investor in the cryptosphere. Investing them into platforms where interest can be earned on them, while HODLing, is just common sense.
Few would argue that point. Where then, with our myriad (and growing) options, should we make the investment? Well, for a portion of my portfolio and the reasons explained above, I think Gemini Earn has a lot to offer.
If you have similar goals, I'd encourage you to give Gemini Earn serious consideration. I’d love to hear any feedback you may be inspired to provide.
Until "next time," all the best to you for a better tomorrow, as we all work together to build up our Hive Communities and add increasing value to our Hive blockchain! 👍 😊
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P.S. I am not a financial adviser. Please consider this post as financial information and / or opinion only.
Please perform your own due diligence, in whatever manner you seems best to you, if you have found it to be beneficial.
P.P.S. One unfortunate caveat to considering Gemini is that it only provides service to all of the states in the U.S. and Singapore. Currently. I would imagine that will change over time, but ... For now, that is the case.
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