Tagged: stablecoins

Stablecoin Issuer Circle and Coincheck to Expand Access to USDC in Japan

Coincheck, Inc. (Headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Satoshi Hasuo, Representative Director & President) and Circle Internet Financial, LLC, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC1, announced plans for a partnership to expand USDC access in the Japanese market. USDC is a fully reserved… Read More

Archax, the UK FCA Regulated Digital Asset Exchange, Introduces Stablecoin Yield Service

Archax, which claims to be the only UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)-regulated digital asset exchange, broker, and custodian, has recently announced the introduction of its Stablecoin Yield Service. This service reportedly enables individuals with assets in stablecoins (or crypto-assets that are supposed to be pegged… Read More

Web3 Adoption: OVERDARE and Stablecoin Issuer Circle to Enhance Mobile Gaming Experiences

OVERDARE, Inc., a joint venture backed by gaming/metaverse industry participants KRAFTON, Inc. and NAVER Z Corporation, announced a partnership with Circle Internet Financial, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC, the world’s “largest regulated” US dollar-backed stablecoin. This collaboration is set to… Read More

Stablecoin Issuer Circle Is Discontinuing Support for USDC on TRON blockchain

Circle is discontinuing support for USDC on the TRON blockchain in a phased transition. Effective immediately Circle will no longer mint USDC on TRON. Circle will support Circle Mint customers’ transfer(s) of USDC “to other blockchains through February 2025.” As Circle only serves business and… Read More

Digital Assets: Stablecoin Issuer Circle Releases Report on USDC Economy

Stablecoin issues Circle has published an update, entitled State of the USDC Economy. A new internet financial system is emerging, according to Circle. Thanks to the power of USDC, blockchain networks, and some of the world’s best developers and technology companies, the financial system is… Read More

Digital Asset Investment App Luno Adds Aave, MakerDAO, Curve

Luno, the cryptocurrency investment app, has announced that it introduced three new virtual currencies to invest in that are frequently used by decentralized finance (DeFi) traders and investors. Aave (AAVE) aims to connect lenders and borrowers in a direct manner, without requiring intermediaries or third-parties…. Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Cambridge Digital Money Dashboard

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)  has revealed the Cambridge Digital Money Dashboard (CDMD). The Centre is part of the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. CCAF is the leading independent research group covering the world of Fintech, including digital assets. The… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Tells Congress to Create Legislation Addressing Stablecoins, Spot Trading of Crypto. Don’t Hold Your Breath

Earlier this week, the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing was scheduled to review the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). This is a group of federal financial regulators, and others, gathered to address risks… Read More

Stablecoin Issuer Circle to Introduce USDC Natively on Celo Blockchain

The Celo Foundation is pleased to announce that Circle will launch USDC natively on Celo to further everyday adoption of digital currencies and assets. Celo claims it is a carbon-negative, mobile-first, EVM-compatible blockchain “built for the real world. USDC is the leading regulated digital dollar… Read More

Tether Attestation: Reports $2.85B in Profit, Sets “Records” in Reserves of Cash, Cash Equivalent Backing Token in Circulation

Tether Holdings Limited (BVI) released its assurance opinion for the fourth quarter of 2023, conducted by BDO, an independent auditing firm. This attestation reportedly reaffirms “the accuracy of Tether’s Consolidated Reserves Report (CRR) and provides a detailed breakdown of the assets held by the Group… Read More

Eco, the Crypto Payments Fintech, Announces Acquisition of Join, a Stablecoin-powered Commerce App

Eco Inc, the crypto payments company with $95 million in funding from a16z, Coinbase Ventures, and other top technology investors, announced the acquisition of Join, a stablecoin-powered shopping app. This acquisition aligns with Eco’s vision to “create a more efficient, decentralized payment system, breaking away… Read More

Tether Teams Up with DeFi Bridge rhino.fi to Enhance Cross-Chain Transactions

Tether, which claims to be the largest company in the cryptocurrency industry, and rhino.fi, a DeFi bridge, have announced a strategic collaboration aimed “at enhancing cross-chain transactions and improving the user experience for USDt within the DeFi space.” This collaboration will aim to “facilitate easier… Read More

Stablecoin Adoption: OKX and Circle Introduce USDC focused Incentive Opportunity

OKX, a Web3 technology company, and Circle Internet Financial, a global fintech firm and issuer of USDC, unveiled a new ‘CCTP Cryptopedia Campaign,’ giving users who swap USDC across different blockchains on the OKX DEX aggregator the opportunity “to qualify for a share of a… Read More

The Money is All There: Cantor Fitzgerald Says Tether (USDT) is Fully Backed by Reserves

Over the years, Tether, the largest dollar-based stablecoin in the world, has been peppered with allegations of fraud and claims that the company did not have 1 to 1 reserves for USDT. In an interview with Bloomberg, held at Davos, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick… Read More

SEC Is Reportedly Willing to Postpone Terraform Labs Court Trial for Do Kwon’s Extradition

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly willing to postpone the Terraform Labs trial for Do Kwon‘s extradition. The SEC agreed to the delay of the civil trial against Terraform Labs and its co-founder Do Kwon for allegedly carrying out a $40 billion… Read More

USDT Issuer Tether Challenges United Nations Report and Calls for Blockchain Education

Tether, the issuer of the USDT stablecoin, says they are disappointed in the UN’s assessment that singles out USDT “highlighting its involvement in illicit activity while ignoring its role in helping developing economies in emerging markets, completely neglected by the global financial world simply because… Read More

Circle CEO Says US Could Introduce Stablecoin Regulations This Year

USDC issuer Circle‘s CEO Jeremy Allaire thinks that there’s a ‘very good chance’ that the US passes stablecoin laws this year. The CEO of Circle, the Fintech firm behind the widely-used stablecoin USDC, is seeing a good chance that laws for stablecoin issuers such as… Read More

Stablecoin Report: USDT and USDC Continue to Lead Stablecoins Market, Supporting Web3 Development

OKX Ventures, the investment arm of OKX, released a detailed report on the current state and future prospects of the stablecoin market. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the stablecoin sector’s growth patterns, innovations, and future directions. Key highlights from the report include: Market… Read More

Stablecoin Adoption: EOS Labs and EOS Network Foundation to Support Initiative Focused on Stablecoins

EOS Labs and EOS Network Foundation (ENF), which claim to be “stewards” of the EOS Network, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the EOS Stable Coin Chain (ESCC), an Ethereum-based blockchain deployed as “a smart contract on the EOS Network using a customized… Read More

Hong Kong Moves Forward with Stablecoin Regulations, Kicks Off Public Consultation

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has kicked off a public consultation on the issuance of stablecoins. Stablecoins are digital assets that are referenced to other assets. Typically affiliated with fiat currency, stablecoins may also be paired with other assets such as gold. Today, most… Read More

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