BitLending Club: Where the Players in Bitcoin Lend and Borrow

In one of my previous posts on Bitcoin lending, I talked about the biggest site for BTC based peer to peer lending, BTCJAM and how it works. Ryan from Peer and Social Lending (another good p2p lending blogger) also recently posted about lending on BTCJAM with a nominal amount of cash.  It is in fact … Read moreBitLending Club: Where the Players in Bitcoin Lend and Borrow

Peer Lending Benefits of Bitcoin Taxed Like Property

The US Gov’t has decided that Bitcoin (BTC) is to be taxed like property so upon its sale we recognize the capital gains and losses.  This means BTC gets the exact same tax treatment as stocks and real estate.  There are some serious implications for BTC investors/lenders as a result of this ruling, but you … Read morePeer Lending Benefits of Bitcoin Taxed Like Property

Coinsortium: Crowdfunding Equity the Bitcoin Way

Peer lending and crowdfunding are making their way into the Bitcoin ecosystem/economy and people are starting to take notice. I have gotten to know alot of great people in the Bitcoin (BTC) ecosystem so far including England’s own Jamie Cressey, despite the fact he’s not an Arsenal fan like I am.  Jamie is the creator … Read moreCoinsortium: Crowdfunding Equity the Bitcoin Way

The Six Things I Learned My First Month Lending in Bitcoin

My first month investing in peer loans based in Bitcoin (BTC) has come to a close and I have learned some VERY important lessons.   Lesson 1: LC is Blind but BTC Sees Prosper and LC are double blind meaning we don’t know who our borrowers are and the borrowers don’t know who we are. … Read moreThe Six Things I Learned My First Month Lending in Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s New Best Friend: The US Marshal Service

Bitcoin is important to peer to peer lending in many ways. One of the biggest reasons why is that it leads to easy, simple and inexpensive cross border lending. What many people are not aware of is that after the dollar (USD) and the British pound (GBP), the next biggest peer lending currency is Bitcoin … Read moreBitcoin’s New Best Friend: The US Marshal Service

True Diversification for P2P Lending Investors with Bitcoin

Diversification is a greatly misunderstood idea in investments in general and its just as true in p2p lending. The idea that you have a Lending Club account and a Prosper account or the idea that you buy some A loans and some E loans does NOT mean you are diversified. Both big platforms invest in … Read moreTrue Diversification for P2P Lending Investors with Bitcoin