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Stu Lustman, Author at P2PMarketData

After more than 20 years in finance, Stu Lustman has spent the last 8 years writing about p2plending, fintech, and cryptocurrency. He is the author of P2P Investing 101: Why The Smart Money Invests in Peer to Peer Loans. Stu has a BA in Government from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. At P2P Market Data, Stu brings his experience to platform reviews with a crypto specialty, loan portfolio management, and ensuring the blog is an easy to understand, educational tool for p2p investors.

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Peer to Peer Lending
Crypto Lending
Nexo vs Celsius: A Comparison of Crypto Lending Platforms
Cryptocurrency lending is a great opportunity for p2p lenders. It’s also potentially confusing. Here is a comprehensive comparison of the best and worst features of the two largest cryptocurrency lending platforms: Nexo and Celsius.
Stu Lustman   •   August 1st, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Crypto Lending
Celsius Review
Celsius provides liquidity pool style investing so your funds go into the pool and they are loaned out to others. Celsius offers fixed-rate savings accounts in a regulated cryptocurrency business. Let’s take a look at the services Celsius offers.
Stu Lustman   •   July 31st, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Crypto Lending
Nexo Review
Nexo offers fixed-rate savings accounts in an EU-regulated cryptocurrency business. Nexo loans your money like a bank does. Nexo puts your funds into a liquidity pool and loans it out to the borrowers. Let’s take a look at the services Nexo offers.
Stu Lustman   •   July 27th, 2021
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Crypto Lending
Peer to Peer Governance in Crypto: How Public Digital Assets Make Decisions
Governance is something traditional peer-to-peer lenders don’t spend much time thinking about. And it makes sense why we don’t. After all, most of the platforms we use are private companies and have their own private decision-making processes.
Stu Lustman   •   July 7th, 2021
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Crypto Lending
AAVE: Decentralized Crypto Lending at Its Best
AAVE is one of the biggest and most interesting DeFi lending apps in the Ethereum ecosystem. They started back in 2017 as ETHLend. Then rebranded in 2020 to AAVE. It’s a great place to lend your crypto and it is the most used DeFi lending platform.
Stu Lustman   •   June 21st, 2021
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Crypto Lending
Coinloan Review
Coinloan is one of the first crypto lending platforms to offer fixed rate savings accounts in an EU regulated cryptocurrency business. Let’s take a look at the services Coinloan offers.
Stu Lustman   •   June 10th, 2021
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Crypto Lending
Intro to P2P Trading: How to easily get the Crypto you need for Lending
The cryptoeconomy is in my opinion one of the best places to lend your money. You can earn a good return and add diversification to your loan portfolio. But how do you get the crypto to lend out? One option is P2P Crypto Trading.
Stu Lustman   •   June 2nd, 2021
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Crypto Lending
How To Lend Your Crypto on Binance
When it comes to crypto lending, we’ve mentioned that the platforms fall into either the DeFi or CeFi categories. Both are full of opportunities to lend at a profit, and I am going to discuss a CeFi opportunity with Binance today.
Stu Lustman   •   May 2nd, 2021
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Crypto Lending
What Are Liquidity Pools?
Why, as a P2P Investor, do you need to know about Liquidity Pools? The fastest-growing area of lending, and P2P investment opportunities, is in DeFi. And the foundation of how we lend in DeFi is through liquidity pools.
Stu Lustman   •   April 19th, 2021
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Crypto Lending
How to Earn Interest on Stablecoins
Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance, known as DeFi, are a new, intriguing investment option for p2p investors. Large volatility in crypto currencies is a dilemma for many lenders. Learn how to earn interest on Stablecoins in this article.
Stu Lustman   •   April 7th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Crypto Lending
BlockFi Review
BlockFi is one of the first crypto lending platforms to offer fixed rate savings accounts in a US regulated cryptocurrency business. Let’s deep-dive into the Crypto P2P Lending Platform BlockFi from an investors point of view.
Stu Lustman   •   April 6th, 2021
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Crypto Lending
CeFi vs DeFi: Which System is Better for Investing Your Money?
The most significant innovations in p2p lending and fixed income investing are happening in the cryptoeconomy. It is offered through two main types of platforms: Centralized Financing (CeFi) platforms or Decentralized Financing (DeFi) platforms.
Stu Lustman   •   March 21st, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Is P2P Lending Safe? Peer-to-Peer Lending as an Investment
Like all investments, p2p lending carries some risk. And with that risk, a certain potential expected return. Every investment is somewhere on the risk/return scale. So where is p2p lending on the risk/return scale? Is P2P lending safe at all?
Stu Lustman   •   March 9th, 2021
How to earn interest from crypto lending
Crypto Lending
Crypto Lending: How to Earn Interest on your Cryptocurrency
Crypto P2P lending allows you to earn an interest on cryptocurreny and tokens. Compared to traditional p2p platforms you get the added benefits of digital, programmable money that are cryptos like Bitcoin or Ethereum. How do you do crypto lending?
Stu Lustman   •   February 19th, 2021
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Peer to Peer Lending
Crypto Lending
MyConstant Review
MyConstant is a crypto lending platform that allows you to lend in various cryptocurrencies from Bitcoin to stablecoins or fiat. You can earn returns using the liquidity pool with instant withdrawal or the flexible p2p crypto lending option.
Stu Lustman   •   January 29th, 2021