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Definda Score™

The Definda Score is an impartial, objective analysis of platform features.
Savings Rates
2
Loan Rates
2
Established
5.2
Reviews
9.3
Risk Management
2
Withdrawals
2
Coverage
2
Support
9
Savings Rates
6.2
Loan Rates
4.7
Established
3.1
Reviews
8.9
Risk Management
8
Withdrawals
5
Coverage
2
Support
6
Savings Rates
2
Savings Rates
6.2
Loan Rates
2
Loan Rates
4.7
Established
5.2
Established
3.1
Reviews
9.3
Reviews
8.9
Risk Management
2
Risk Management
8
Withdrawals
2
Withdrawals
5
Coverage
2
Coverage
2
Support
9
Support
6

Pros & Cons

tick High liquidity professional exchange
tick Deposits insured up to $100,000 USD
tick Reduced trading fees for high volume traders
tick Higher average review rating than Ledn (93% vs 89%)
tick More reviews than Ledn (196,043 vs 689 reviews)
tick Higher rating for android phone app than Ledn (4.1 vs 2.5 stars)
tick Been in business longer than Ledn (Founded 2012 vs 2018)
tick Has less assets under management than Ledn
tick Fiat exchange available on Coinbase Pro but not on Ledn
tick Pro exchange marketplace available on Coinbase Pro but not on Ledn
tick Offers corporate accounts but Ledn doesn't
tick Has 24/7 support but Ledn doesn't
tick Has phone support but Ledn doesn't
tick Interface supports French, Argentinian-Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, German, Italian, Mexican Spanish, Thai, Chilean Spanish, Peruvian Spanish and Colombian Spanish whereas Ledn doesn't
tick Ultra simple model
tick No hidden fees
tick Only one interest payment at end of 12 month term required on loans
tick Automatically buy more bitcoin with a loan secured against your existing bitcoin
tick Proof of company crypto reserves provided by major accountancy firm
tick Offers savings accounts but Coinbase Pro doesn't
tick Offers loans but Coinbase Pro doesn't
tick Has email support but Coinbase Pro doesn't
Savings Rates
tick Ledn will pay interest on USD Coin (USDC) stable coin deposits whereas Coinbase Pro does not
tick Ledn will pay interest on Bitcoin (BTC) crypto currency deposits whereas Coinbase Pro does not
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Loan Rates
tick Ledn offers loans in US Dollars (USD) fiat currency deposits whereas Coinbase Pro does not
tick Ledn offers loans in USD Coin (USDC) stable coin deposits whereas Coinbase Pro does not
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cross Fully functional exchange is for advanced users only
cross Mobile app has very limited functionality
cross Savings rates only available fro BTC and USDC
cross Much lower savings rates for large BTC deposits
cross Bitcoin is only token acceptable as loan collateral
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Withdrawals

Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Time
30 hours
Withdrawal Score
2
Withdrawal Score
5
Withdrawals Experience

Withdrawals Experience

Ledn has a very simple model. As soon as you deposit either BTC or USDC then those deposits immediately start earning interest. There is no need to manually transfer the money to a savings account once on the Ledn platform. This means that when you need to withdraw funds, you can withdraw them directly from the savings account. Savings accounts have no lock in period and you can withdraw your funds at any time.

Withdrawals are processed manually and Ledn states that the vast majority of requests are processed within 24 hours, but that the terms of the savings account stipulate that it can take up to 7 days. In our tests, withdrawals took about 30 hours from the time of request to the funds arriving in your wallet.

Ledn does not charge any withdrawal fees on BTC, however you must pay the miner's fees associated with the withdrawal. These fees will be deducted from the amount that you withdraw. There is a minimum withdrawal amount of 0.0005 BTC. For USDC withdrawals a fee does apply which is 35 USDC.

Ledn state in their FAQ that some withdrawal requests may require a confirmatory video call with the platform.

To date Ledn has never frozen withdrawals on any of their currencies.

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Risk

Risk Management Score
2
Risk Management Score
8
Risk Management

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Risk Management

Ledn accounts feature 2 factor authentication for key activities such as login and withdrawals. You can whitelist withdrawal addresses so that funds can only be sent to those addresses. You can also add a personal anti-phishing phrase to the site. This phrase will be included in any emails sent to you which will help you to verify that the email was sent by Ledn and not an impersonator.

Ledn state in their FAQs that assets deposited on the platform are not loaned out to borrowers and instead 100% of these deposits are stored with a third party cold storage custodian, Bitgo. However, elsewhere in their FAQs they state that they may in fact lend out these assets to a borrower and will not necessarily hold an equivalent amount of crypto as collateral. They go on to state that their primary borrower is Genesis. So we have mixed messages from Ledn about the extent to which deposits are loaned out, but in all likelihood deposits are loaned out as this is how they generate a return to pass on to you.

One unique feature of Ledn is that you can verify that your deposit really does exist in Ledn's accounts. This is done by way of a an attestation by Armanino LLP, a top tier accountancy firm. The Ledn web app provides a link to the Armanino asset verification page. Here you can enter a unique hash associated with your account which then reveals Armanino audit of your personal assets. The ability to verify personal individual assets in this way is quite unique and very reassuring. Other platforms that have implemented proof of reserves systems normally show that the total assets of the company exceed total customer liabilities, but there is no way to verify your individual assets.

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Reviews

93% based on 196,043 reviews
89% based on 689 reviews
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Savings Rates

The table below compares the savings rates for Coinbase Pro and Ledn. Enter the amount you intend to deposit to get a more detailed comparison.
Stable Coins
Crypto Currencies
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Stable Coins
USDC USD Coin
7.5% APY
7.5% APY
Crypto Currencies
BTC Bitcoin
2% - 5.25% APY
2% - 5.25% APY
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Loans Rates

The table below compares the loan rates for Coinbase Pro and Ledn. Enter the amount you intend to borrow to get a more detailed comparison.
Fiat Currencies
Stable Coins
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Fiat Currencies
USD US Dollars
7.9% APR
50% LTV 7.9% APR
Stable Coins
USDC USD Coin
7.9% APR
50% LTV 7.9% APR
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Company

Legal name
Coinbase Global Inc
Legal name
Ledn Inc
Year founded
2012
Year founded
2018
Country incorporated in
2
Country incorporated in
47
Headquarters country
2
Headquarters country
47
Platform token
USD Coin
Platform token
Centralised
tick Yes
Centralised
tick Yes
Number of employees
4100
Number of employees
40
Number of users
73,000,000
Number of users
Total assets under management
$5,860,000,000USD
Total assets under management
$1,000,000,000USD
Withdrawal time in hours
Withdrawal time in hours
30hours
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Products

Savings accounts
cross No
Savings accounts
tick Yes
Loans
cross No
Loans
tick Yes
Crypto to crypto exchange
tick Yes
Crypto to crypto exchange
tick Yes
Fiat to crypto exchange
tick Yes
Fiat to crypto exchange
cross No
Pro exchange marketplace
tick Yes
Pro exchange marketplace
cross No
Peer to peer exchange
cross No
Peer to peer exchange
cross No
Margin trading
cross No
Margin trading
Corporate accounts
tick Yes
Corporate accounts
cross No
Instantly buy crypto with fiat
cross No
Instantly buy crypto with fiat
cross No
Integrated crypto wallet
tick Yes
Integrated crypto wallet
tick Yes
Crypto withdrawals to private wallet
tick Yes
Crypto withdrawals to private wallet
tick Yes
Fast account verification
tick Yes
Fast account verification
tick Yes
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Security

Insurance level
Insurance level
$100,000,000USD
Cold storage
tick Yes
Cold storage
tick Yes
Cold storage custodian
Cold storage custodian
BitGo
Two factor authentication
tick Yes
Two factor authentication
tick Yes
Credit check
cross No
Credit check
cross No
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Support

24/7 support
tick Yes
24/7 support
cross No
Email support
cross No
Email support
tick Yes
Phone support
tick Yes
Phone support
cross No
Chat support
tick Yes
Chat support
tick Yes
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Fees

Maker fee
1%
Maker fee
Taker fee
1%
Taker fee
Exchange fees
Exchange fees
0% exchange fees
Fiat deposit fee
tick Free
Fiat deposit fee
Fiat deposits not accepted
Fiat withdrawal fee
tick Free
Fiat withdrawal fee
Fiat deposits not accepted
Crypto deposit fee
tick Free
Crypto deposit fee
tick Free
Withdrawal process
Withdrawal process
Withdrawals are processed manually, normally with 24 hours. They can take up to 7 days max.
Withdrawal time
Withdrawal time
30 hours
Crypto withdrawal fee
tick Free
Crypto withdrawal fee
Miner's fee only for BTC withdrawals. 35 USDC for USDC withdrawals.
Savings crypto account withdrawal limit
Savings crypto account withdrawal limit
Up to 1,000,000 USDC every 7 days and up to 100 BTC every 7 days
Savings fiat account withdrawal limit
Savings fiat account withdrawal limit
No fiat savings withdrawls
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Investment Strategy

Independent proof of reserves
Independent proof of reserves
tick Yes
Proof of reserves
Proof of reserves
You verify that your specific deposits do exist within Ledn assets via a web link to Armanino LLP
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Registrations & Regulation

Know your customer
tick Yes
Know your customer
tick Yes
Regulators
Coinbase is licensed in most US jurisdictions, is registered as a money services business with FinCEN and is regulated by the FCA in the UK.
Regulators
Connecticut - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Connecticut - Money Transmitter License
Georgia - Seller of Payment Instructions
tick Yes
Georgia - Seller of Payment Instructions
Idaho - Department of Finance - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Idaho - Department of Finance - Money Transmitter License
Illinois - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Illinois - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Money Transmitter License
Kansas - Office of the State Bank Commissioner - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Kansas - Office of the State Bank Commissioner - Money Transmitter License
Maryland - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Maryland - Money Transmitter License
Minnesota - Department of Commerce - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Minnesota - Department of Commerce - Money Transmitter License
North Carolina - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
North Carolina - Money Transmitter License
Nebraska - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Nebraska - Money Transmitter License
New Hampshire - Banking Department - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
New Hampshire - Banking Department - Money Transmitter License
New Jersey - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
New Jersey - Money Transmitter License
Ohio - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Ohio - Money Transmitter License
Oregon - Division of Financial Regulation - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Oregon - Division of Financial Regulation - Money Transmitter License
Puerto Rico - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Puerto Rico - Money Transmitter License
South Carolina - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
South Carolina - Money Transmitter License
Tennessee - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Tennessee - Money Transmitter License
Washington - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Washington - Money Transmitter License
Mississippi - Department of Banking and Consumer Finance - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Mississippi - Department of Banking and Consumer Finance - Money Transmitter License
Alabama - Sale of Checks License
tick Yes
Alabama - Sale of Checks License
Alaska - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Alaska - Money Transmitter License
Arizona - Money Transmitter
tick Yes
Arizona - Money Transmitter
Arkansas - Money Transmission License
tick Yes
Arkansas - Money Transmission License
Delaware - Sale of Checks and Transmission of Money
tick Yes
Delaware - Sale of Checks and Transmission of Money
District of Columbia - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
District of Columbia - Money Transmitter License
Florida - Money Transmitters Part II
tick Yes
Florida - Money Transmitters Part II
Iowa - Money Services License
tick Yes
Iowa - Money Services License
Louisiana - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Louisiana - Money Transmitter License
Maine - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Maine - Money Transmitter License
Michigan - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Michigan - Money Transmitter License
New Mexico - Money Transmission License
tick Yes
New Mexico - Money Transmission License
Oklahoma - DOB Money Transmission License
tick Yes
Oklahoma - DOB Money Transmission License
South Dakota - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
South Dakota - Money Transmitter License
Texas - DOB Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Texas - DOB Money Transmitter License
West Virginia - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
West Virginia - Money Transmitter License
Colorado - Money Transmission License
tick Yes
Colorado - Money Transmission License
Kentucky - Money Transmission License
tick Yes
Kentucky - Money Transmission License
Nevada - Money Transmitter
tick Yes
Nevada - Money Transmitter
New York - Money Transmission License
tick Yes
New York - Money Transmission License
New York - Virtual Currency License
tick Yes
New York - Virtual Currency License
Pennsylvania - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Pennsylvania - Money Transmitter License
Rhode Island - Electronic Money Transfers
tick Yes
Rhode Island - Electronic Money Transfers
Rhode Island - Sales of Checks
tick Yes
Rhode Island - Sales of Checks
Vermont - Money Transmitter
tick Yes
Vermont - Money Transmitter
Virginia - Money Transmitter License
tick Yes
Virginia - Money Transmitter License
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