Weiss Ratings Report Claims Crypto-Backed Home Loans Spell Trouble

Weiss Ratings Report Claims Crypto-Backed Home Loans Spell Trouble


A report published on May 2 by the rating agency Weiss Ratings warns that crypto-backed mortgages “spell risk.” Weiss editor Jon D. Markman said backing a mortgage with crypto is an “interesting strategy,” but stressed that during these market conditions “investors should be skeptical.”

Weiss Ratings Editor Doesn’t Believe Crypto and Mortgages Mix

According to the editor at Weiss Ratings, Jon D. Markman, lenders who allow people to use crypto to back a mortgage might be adding more risk to current market conditions. Markman uses the firm Milo as an example, as the Florida-based digital bank is allowing mortgage investors to use digital currencies as collateral. In Markman’s opinion, the trend is similar to the risk-associated home loans that were sold in 2007-2008.

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