Bitwala, the German blockchain banking company, has partnered with the pioneering decentralized financing platform Celsius, or DeFi, to offer an annual interest in Bitcoin’s (BTC) shares of up to 4%.

Funds deposited by clients who choose to use Bitwala’s interest account will be lent to institutional users through Celsius, earning a weekly interest on their Bitcoin and delivered to them in the same crypt-currency.

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Bitwala sees DeFi as „a new way of generating wealth,“ emphasizing the opportunity for passive income to be generated from cryptomoney stocks.

Users can deposit as little as $12 – – – – equivalent into Bitwala interest accounts, and can add and withdraw funds at any time. Only network fees are incurred when using the account, and investments and withdrawals are processed at no cost to the user.

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Celsius has provided more than $6.2 billion since its launch in June 2018, with the firm providing loans to a network of more than 150 institutional borrowers. Celsius takes 20% of the interest earned from user funds, and pays the remaining 80% directly to users.

Profits generated by the application change slightly each week in response to market dynamics.

DeFi loans as a catalyst for widespread adoption

Speaking to Cointelegraph, Celsius founder, VoIP patent holder and renowned Internet entrepreneur Alex Mashinky said the DeFi platform was designed „to create something that would be more useful and create less volatility“ and drive widespread adoption.

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With deteriorating global economic conditions and rapidly declining bank interest rates, Mashinky argues that providing easy access to interest income opens up a multi-billion dollar market for cryptomoney.

„Seven billion people want to make a profit and they want to earn interest. If you could do that, and do it ten, twenty, fifty times better than your bank, and build trust, that’s how you win [people] over.