Tagged: stablecoin

Global Fintech Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Confirms there are Now Over $8 Billion in Stablecoin USDC in Circulation

Jeremy Allaire, Co-founder and CEO of Circle, a global Fintech company focused on supporting open Internet platforms, Bitcoin, and other crypto-assets, has confirmed that there’s $8 billion worth of USDC in circulation. 8 Billion USDC in circulation. Dec 1st – 3B, Jan 1st – 4B,… Read More

Tim Frost: CEO at YIELD App Reveals how Algorithmic Stablecoins Provide Censorship-Resistant Financial Services, Comments on other Fintech Developments

Tim Frost, CEO at YIELD App, which is a comprehensive Fintech app offering a wide range of DeFi services and new investment strategies, has shared his views and insights regarding the recent trading frenzy that was initiated by a group of armchair investors via Reddit… Read More

Instant Digital Asset Exchange Service Kyber Network Reports All-Time High $858M Trading Volume for January 2021

The developers of the Kyber Network (KNC), which provides a tool that allows traders to exchange tokens instantly without having to use exchanges, have published their Ecosystem Report for January 2021. As confirmed in the update, Kyber 3.0, the “most ambitious and important change” to… Read More

Fintech Circle Reveals its APIs Now Support ACH Payments and Payouts, Enabling Easy Bank Transfers with USDC Stablecoin

Global Fintech firm Circle has revealed that its APIs now support ACH payments and payouts. Circle explains that ACH support allows clients to provide “seamless” bank transfers to and from USDC, which is a major stablecoin (or digital asset pegged to the US dollar). Circle… Read More

Coinbase Now Claims Over 43 Million Verified Users, has Managed to Grow its Digital Assets to $90 Billion: Report

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to grow its total assets to $90 billion. Meanwhile, Coinbase Custody AUC represented over half or 50% of this total. San Francisco-based Coinbase now claims more than 43 million verified users. The exchange reportedly executed single trades surpassing… Read More

Coinbase Developer Explains How USDC Stablecoin, a Multi Billion Dollar Ethereum ERC-20 Token, Was Upgraded

Pete Kim, who has helped build the USDC stablecoin version 2.0 and the Coinbase Wallet, has published an update on upgrading one of the world’s largest digital assets, USDC, which is an (Ethereum) ERC-20 compliant token. Kim explains that USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin… Read More

First Ever Ethereum based, Japanse Yen backed Stablecoin Introduced by Tokyo’s GMO Internet Inc.

Tokyo-based GMO Internet Inc., an Internet conglomerate, has reportedly been granted approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to form a limited purpose trust company, GMO-Z.com Trust Company, Inc. Through this initiative, the company will issue the very first regulated Japanese Yen-pegged… Read More

Decentralized Credit System OScore will be Combined with New Inclusive Pool to Give Lenders Insight into Users’ Creditworthiness

High-performance blockchain platform Ontology has introduced an “Inclusive Pool” – which is the platform’s first (decentralized finance) DeFi product based on OScore. Since recently launching OScore, the “decentralized” credit system implemented on Ontology’s DeID, the team at Ontology has been working towards adding a new… Read More

Bitbond and Bankhaus von der Heydt Partner on Euro Stablecoin on Stellar

Bitbond, a European digital asset platform, has partnered with Bankhaus von der Heydt (BVDH), one of Europe’s oldest banks, to issue a EURO stablecoin (EURB). The stablecoin is available today and is leveraging the Stellar blockchain network. The stablecoin is said to be the first… Read More

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

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