This is just the beginning for Celsius.

So far, 2021 has been a year of achieving milestones for Celsius. Last month, Celsius announced that we had paid over $250 million in crypto yield to the community. A couple of weeks ago, Alpha Sigma Capital reconfirmed that Celsius is now valued at $3.1B. And just two weeks ago, we had the pleasure to announce that we have validated over $10B in digital assets.

Before I continue to explain why Celsius is one of the fastest-growing companies in fintech and what the future holds for us, I would like to first recognize all the people who have been crucial…


Cryptography is driving a creative disruption in the global economy that promises to dwarf the software revolution of the past ten years.

Note: This article first appeared on NASDAQ on February 23. Since then, there’s been an interesting development, as Citibank said that Bitcoin is at a “tipping point” and could become the preferred currency for international trade.

Just last week, Bitcoin (BTC) reached a new record high, surpassing the $50,000 mark, as billionaire Tesla (TSLA) founder Elon Musk announced that Tesla would invest $1.5 billion in the asset. ETH, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, also hit an all-time peak on Friday. Even Dogecoin (DOGE), a gag coin, launched in 2013 and based on a meme, hit record highs in…


Celsius is based on the principle that our financial system can be designed to be more equitable.

If you’re constantly following the crypto news cycle like myself, you’re seeing more and more blue-chippers getting into the bitcoin boom. Just two weeks ago, Tesla bought $1.5B worth of bitcoin. Microstrategy and Square soon followed suit. Coinbase filed its public listing. Mark your calendars, folks. The inflection point for mass adoption has arrived.

It’s also a good time for an update on Celsius Pro, our platform solution designed to meet the needs of large-scale financial institutions. …


It’s incredibly unusual to see a company take this kind of risk with corporate cash.

This week, we “crossed the chasm” from early adopters to mass adoption, which is huge news for Bitcoin as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, currently estimated to be the world’s wealthiest person, disclosed that his company bought $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin. It’s a big bet that seems to have paid off in the short term, as the company’s holdings grew by 35% immediately after the news. Tesla made more money from this one trade than from its entire 17-year history as a car maker.

It’s also a massive vote of confidence in bitcoin. …


When we created Celsius, we saw that the crypto space needed a movement that was community-oriented.

In the Summer of 2017, Celsius was just an idea dreamt up and written down on a coffee shop napkin by myself and co-founder Daniel. At the time, our ideas might have sounded unrealistic or even radical. Even today, a crypto company driven towards fighting banks, empowering the common man, and helping them achieve financial freedom sounds crazy, right?

Since then, Celsius has now crossed $5.3B in assets, a 10X year-over-year growth, and acquired over 340,000 active users worldwide. I try to remind myself every day that we are still earning the trust of new users who are entrusting their…


Most of the money in the world still lives in centralized bank like systems, we need to build bridges between CeFi and DeFi if we are to bring so many new people to Crypto.

Not even a month into the new year, and we’re already back on the Bitcoin rollercoaster! After hitting an all-time high on New Year’s Day, the rising Q4 Bitcoin tide has started to ebb, and skeptics are again predicting that the sky is falling. And I don’t blame them! With this new year comes a new presidential administration and new uncertainties on policy outlook. It’s only natural for investors to assess where cryptocurrencies stand after such a confusing and uncertain 2020.

I, for one, am not panicking. We’ve told our users for weeks now that we expect to see a…


It’s simply not realistic for the price of BTC to continuously increase at such a rapid rate.

This past Monday, we experienced another plunge in the price of Bitcoin, dropping down to a little over $30k. At Celsius, we don’t trade Bitcoin or take market positions, but we’re always ready for any kind of market movement and volatility as we manage risk for the loans we issue, so we provide notices and share information we have to warn and protect our community. Take a look at what we did in the past few weeks:

1. We warned the community a correction is coming (multiple times) and suggested they lower their exposure and pay down debt.

2. We…


The future is bright for bitcoin, and it’s become too big to be ignored by the financial public.

Happy New Year, and congratulations! After an up-and-down 2020, we finally hit the milestone I predicted back in February 2020 — Bitcoin hit $30K on January 1st, one day late. The future is bright for bitcoin, and it’s become too big to be ignored by the financial public. Suddenly, we’re talking about the mainstream adoption of BTC by larger entities, and at even higher price points! Not to mention that it’s an exciting time for DeFi and stablecoins as well.

It is definitely going to be the year of the Bull (Chinese horoscope).


Note: This article originally appeared on Blockleaders.io

Alex Mashinsky talks to BlockLeaders about a fascinating life journey that saw him emigrate from Ukraine to Israel with his family, before finally settling in the United States. Alex soon became a well-known and respected figure in New York after bringing free wireless to millions of New Yorkers using the city’s subway system, to the chagrin of the big telecommunications players. Alex is now CEO and founder of Celsius Network, a blockchain project that promotes the idea of ‘unbanking yourself.’

Fighting the monopolies which dominate our lives is not a new game for…


If I were Marty McFly from Back to the Future, I would travel back and warn everyone against borrowing money from their future selves.

Note: This article originally appeared on Marketwatch. We’re re-publishing this article here for people looking ahead to their financial planning options for the year ahead.

If I were Marty McFly from Back to the Future, I would travel back and warn everyone against borrowing money from their future selves. Does that sound crazy? Well, financial companies, the Federal Reserve, Banks, and Brokers all claim that they act in your best interests, yet your retirement statements prove otherwise. …

Alex Mashinsky

Founder of @CelsiusNetwork | Transit Wireless| Arbinet | Tech Innovator with over 50 patents and awards

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