The native token of crypto lending platform Nexo has jumped by around 5.3% following the launch of its Ethereum Smart Staking product.
Nexo's Ethereum Smart Staking enables users to swap ETH for Nexo Staked ETH (NETH) and receive staking rewards of between 4% and 12% APY, paid out in NETH. Nexo is one of 22 investors in Decrypt.
At its current price of $0.66, per CoinGecko, NEXO is up around 2% on the week, though it has fallen by a third from its price of $1 at the start of November and has slipped over 83% from its all-time high of $4.07 recorded in May 2021.
The NEXO token gives platform users different advantages, such as better rates for lending and borrowing.
Smart Staking is live on Nexo!
Earn staking rewards, paid out daily.
Join the #Ethereum 2.0 validating network without any hassle – just swap $10 or more of $ETH for Nexo Staked ETH $NETH and you’re in. Smart is simple.
On Tuesday, the crypto lender announced that it was suspending access to its Earn Interest Product in eight U.S. states following 18 months of dialogue with state and federal regulators.
Nexo claimed in a statement that the U.S. “refuses to provide a path for enabling blockchain businesses.”
Nexo's Earn Interest Product is now discontinued in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wisconsin, California, and Washington, while U.S. customers can no longer sign up for the product—although access to accounts and withdrawals remains unaffected.