Tagged: stablecoin

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency May Launch in January but as a Dollar Backed Stablecoin

Libra, Facebook’s project to launch a global cryptocurrency, may launch as soon a January but as a stablecoin and not as a basket of assets that it originally sought to create. According to a report in the FT, Libra may launch in early 2021 as… Read More

Reef Finance Integrates with Blockchain Platform Kava to Offer “World-Class” DeFi Services

Reef Finance has reportedly integrated with Kava to provide “world-class” decentralized finance (DeFi) services to platform users. As noted in the announcement: “Kava [has] partnered with Reef Finance, the leading DeFi project in the Polkadot ecosystem. The cooperation will bring Kava’s collateralized loans, USDX stablecoins,… Read More

First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Circle Joins Forces With Ripio To Accelerate USDC Stablecoin Adoption Throughout Latin America

Global fintech Circle announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Latin American crypto company Ripio to support the acceleration of USDC stablecoin adoption across Latin America. “To service increasing demand for USDC across the region, Ripio is working with Circle in order to implement… Read More

Scott Stuart from Kava Labs Explains how Venture Backed Firm Is Creating Decentralized Financial Services

Scott Stuart, Product Manager at Kava Labs Inc, a venture-backed firm focused on payments and blockchain technologies, notes that at Kava, their goals include developing a user-friendly decentralized financial services platform. Stuart claims that a lot of the core infrastructure and “decentralized” community governance for… Read More

Risky DeFi Token Yearn.Finance (YFI) to Launch on Coinbase Pro, the Platform for Professional Crypto Traders

On September 14, 2020, Coinbase Pro (for professional traders) users will be able to transfer  yearn.finance (YFI) tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange noted that support for YFI tokens will be available in all of its supported jurisdictions,… Read More

Digital Asset Security Firm NGRAVE to Help Secure Gold backed Stablecoin from VeraOne

NGRAVE, a digital asset security company that claims it has developed the world’s most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet, has teamed up with VeraOne in order to help investors protect their gold with “maximum security.” VeraOne’s VRO token is reportedly “a 100% gold-backed” stablecoin and it’s… Read More

Binance USD, a Stablecoin Created in Partnership with Paxos, Claims $3.8 Billion in Total Transactions in Year One

Stablecoin Binance USD (BUSD) is said to have completed $3.8 billion in total transactions and $2.4 billion issued after just one year of being live and in the wild. BUSD was approved by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Created in partnership between… Read More

When Will Singapore Adopt Blockchain-Based Multi-Currency Payments? In Due Course

Singapore recently completed a pilot program for a blockchain-based multi-currency payments network prototype. Project Ubin, launched in 2016, engaged with several private parties as well as government entities seeking to better understand the benefits of blockchain technology. The prototype was developed in collaboration with JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) and… Read More

DeFi Protocol Maker Upgrades its Liquidations System so that it Can Handle Emergencies like Historic March 12, 2020 Market Crash

The Liquidations System of the Maker Protocol, which supports a leading Ethereum (ETH) based lending system, is a key element that has been developed to ensure that the stablecoin Dai generated in Maker Vaults “remains adequately collateralized.” The Maker Protocol is central or key to… Read More

Government of Bermuda Partners with Stablehouse on “Digital Stimulus Token”

Stablehouse, stablecoin platform, is distributing a note indicating a new partnership with the Government of Bermuda on a “digital stimulus token.” According to Stablehouse, the two sides are piloting a program to explore the viability of digital tokens to enable the purchase of food and… Read More

Ethereum (ETH) Price and Transaction Fees Keep Rising, as Blockchain Network Prepares for Major ETH 2.0 Upgrade

The number of transactions conducted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain have increased by over 2x in 2020, when compared to last year. The world’s second-largest blockchain (behind only Bitcoin) is now handling around the same number of transactions as it did back in January 2018,… Read More

BCB Group Forms Partnership With Circle For USDC Stablecoin Payments, Clearing, & Custody Demand

Global digital asset financial service company BCB Group announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with U.S. fintech Circle. BCB reported that it will be implementing the full range of Circle platform functionality to improve the speed, efficiency, and cost of client payments as… Read More

Digital Asset Investment App Provider Abra Launches Interest Accounts Offering Up to 9% Interest per Annum on Deposits

Abra, the provider of a digital asset investing app, revealed on July 28, 2020, that it has launched new Abra Interest Accounts that offer investors an opportunity to earn as much as 9% interest p.a. on their crypto deposits and certain USD backed stablecoins. As… Read More

VirgoX Teams Up With Global Digital Assets to Launch World Stablecoin Association in Switzerland

VirgoX, a stablecoin-focused digital asset exchange, recently announced it has joined forces with  Global Digital Assets (GDA Capital), a blockchain capital markets firm, to launch World Stablecoin Association (WSA), an independent, not-for-profit organization that is structured and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.  According to the duo, WSA’s mission… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Platform Delta Exchange Is Offering Interest Rate Swaps for MakerDAO’s Stablecoin Dai

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on July 24, 2020, that it has introduced interest rate swaps for MakerDAO‘s stablecoin, DAI. The DAI stablecoin savings rate contracts offer “up to 160x leverage” on the notional value and… Read More

Wyoming Digital Asset Bank Avanti Said to Open in October

Avanti, Wyoming’s first bank focusing on digital assets is scheduled to open this coming October. According to Avanti Financial Group, Inc. the aspiring bank received formal notice from the Wyoming Division of Banking that Avanti’s application for a bank charter was accepted as complete on… Read More

Zilliqa to Work with Binance on Dollar based Stablecoin

Zilliqa, an enterprise-level blockchain platform, says it will work with Binance to bring the BUSD stablecoin onto the Zilliqa network. The BUSD stablecoin, issued in partnership with the Paxos Trust Company, is regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services and audited on a… Read More

Circle Joins with Algorand Foundation on USDC Stablecoin on Algorand Blockchain

The Algorand Foundation and Circle have partnered to bring a stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC) using the Algorand blockchain. The implementation is scheduled for Q3. The move was described as a shift away for Ethereum and its congested network and affiliated high fees and performance limitations…. Read More

Libra Association Hires Former FinCEN Director Robert Werner as General Counsel

The Libra Association, based in Switzerland, continues to build out its executive bench. Today, Libra has announced the selection of Robert Werner as its General Counsel. Created by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Libra is envisioned as a digital currency operated on a distributed ledger platform. According to… Read More

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