According to an announcement on 4th February 2021, SBI VC Trade, a subsidiary of Japanese financial giant, SBI Group, has launched lending for the digital token XRP.
Starting from now, XRP holders will be able to deposit the digital currency to earn interest. The amount of XRP that holders can deposit ranges from 1,000 tokens to 100,000 tokens. The report added that the lending period is 84 calendar days.
Back in November 2020, SBI VC Trade unveiled its lending service. At inception, the only cryptocurrency supported is the largest digital currency, Bitcoin (BTC), with the minimum amount of deposits starting from 0.1 BTC.
SBI VC Trade — established in November 2016 — plans to expand its services. Back in November, an announcement made by the crypto-focused arm of SBI Group stated that it would also add Ethereum (ETH) lending.
SBI Holdings Throws Its Weight behind Ripple and XRP
After the United States Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against Ripple for the sale of XRP as an unregistered security, SBI Holdings stood behind the embattled payment firm and its digital token XRP.
The digital token that is deemed as an unregistered security in the United States is considered to be a crypto asset under Japan’s law.
SBI Holdings has also implemented a means for the exposure of XRP by paying the benefits of some of its shareholders in the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.
XRP Price Surges past $0.4 Resistance
A few hours ago, the digital token XRP surged over 10% in less than an hour to break above the $0.4 resistance level once again. It reached a daily high of $0.429 at 4:25 P.M on Binance exchange.
Currently, XRP is the best-performing digital currency in the CoinMarketCap top 10. At the time of filing this report, XRP is trading at $0.4604, with about an 18% price increase in the last 24 hours.