I have some Bitcoin. I don't want to part with them, but I need an income. I'm trying to have it so that, somehow, my Bitcoins generate a small sum monthly in fiat, to my bank account.
While going through a list of "Bitcoin loan" sites, it seems that all require me to deposit the coins into their custody. I do not trust a company to hold my coins. I'm worried about exit scams or being locked out. Anything that requires KYC/AML is a no-go for me, as services have closed accounts on me before without explanation.
Is there a way to generate an income from bitcoins without giving up control? Can I earn a monthly fiat just because I own them? Or will any such offering require me to part with my coins? I just can't do that to my satoshis, or to myself.