Tagged: stablecoins

Circle Touts Resilience During Challenging Crypto Market, Plans to Hire in Coming Months

Circle, the issuer of dollar-based stablecoin USDC, has published a blog post, authored by COO Elisabeth Carpenter, touting its resilience during a challenging period in the crypto markets. As certain platforms fumble or shutter redemptions, Circle is giving the all-clear sign stating that it continues… Read More

Circle Introduces Euro-backed Stablecoin, Euro Coin (EUROC)

Circle Internet Financial, a global internet finance firm and issuer of USD Coin (USDC), announced that it is preparing “to issue a fully-reserved, euro-pegged stablecoin from the United States called Euro Coin (EUROC).” Available June 30, Euro Coin is “a regulated, euro-backed stablecoin issued under… Read More

Darren Sandler, Republic Crypto Lead Counsel: The Responsible Financial Innovation Act is a Big Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this month, US Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis revealed their long-anticipated legislation aiming to provide a clearcut regulatory regime for the digital asset industry. The language of the bill represents a comprehensive approach for crypto including digital securities, stablecoins, and more while selecting… Read More

Stablecoins: Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Dai (DAI) Margin Trading Pairs Now Supported by Kraken

Digital asset firm Kraken recently revealed that they now support new margin pairs for Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC) and Dai (DAI). Margin trading is now offered via Kraken for several new pairs. You may view the complete list of supported pairs here. As covered,… Read More

Stablecoin Report Explains How Confidence in Algorithmic Stablecoins Could be Restored

Algorithmic stablecoins became the “focal point” of the crypto industry in May, following the depegging of UST from the US dollar “which triggered the LUNA bloodbath,” the team at Huobi notes. The report from Huobi pointed out that this had “a knock-on effect on other… Read More

Coinme Announces USDC-powered Digital Cash and P2P Payments

Coinme, a cryptocurrency cash exchange in the U.S., and Circle, a global internet finance firm and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), recently announced at Consensus 2022 a strategic collaboration “to integrate USDC into Coinme’s global cash onramp and offramp ecosystem.” The integration “promotes financial… Read More

Circle Agrees to Acquire Digital Asset Infrastructure Platform CYBAVO

Circle has announced that they have signed agreements to acquire CYBAVO, which is a “breakthrough” crypto tech firm. Established in 2018, CYBAVO claims that it is a pioneer in core crypto security, custody, operations, and blockchain infrastructure platform services, “providing services to leading firms across… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Announces New Guidance for Stablecoins

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has announced new guidance on dollar-based stablecoins which are issued by firms regulated by the DFS. The guidance does not apply to USD-backed stablecoins listed, but not issued, by DFS-regulated entities. Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris commented… Read More

Responsible Financial Innovation Act: Senator Lummis’ Draft Digital Assets Bill is Now Available

“To provide for responsible financial innovation and to bring digital assets fully within the regulatory perimeter.” The long-anticipated legislation crypto regulation proposal emanating from US Senator Cynthia Lummis has now been posted online. First revealed by the Block, the draft legislation aims at clarifying the… Read More

Tether Has Issued a New Stablecoin Pegged to the Mexican Peso

Tether, issuer of the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap (USDT), has launched another stablecoin – this time pegged 1 to 1 to the Mexican Peso. Tether did not provide details on how the 1 to 1 peg is managed or whether the Mexican currency… Read More

London based Wirex Lists Collateralized Stablecoin NXUSD

Wirex, a payments platform that incorporates crypto transactions, has announced the listing of a new stablecoin NXUSD by Nereus. The stablecoin is said to be “fully collateralized” or “over-collateralized.” NXUSD is an ERC-20 token utilizing the Avalanche blockchain. Collateral for the digital asset is in… Read More

The Crypto Economy’s Dependency on Hype: Comptroller of the Currency

Speaking recently at the DC Blockchain Summit, acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu took the crypto industry to task in light of the spectacular collapse of TerraUSD (UST) – an aspiring algorithmic stablecoin that failed in its mission. Hsu lambasted the sector of Fintech… Read More

Stablecoins: Tether Token (USDt) Launches on Polygon

Tether Operations Limited, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to that “powers the largest stablecoin by market capitalization of over US $73 billion,” has launched Tether tokens (USDt) on Polygon (formerly MATIC), “a leading blockchain development platform.” The addition of Tether to the Polygon ecosystem… Read More

Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard to Testify at House Committee on Financial Services Hearing on CBCDs

Lael Brainard, the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at the US Federal Reserve, will testify today at the House Committee on Financial Services on the hot topic of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The Fed is currently researching the viability of a digital dollar… Read More

Luna Revival Plan Faces “Headwinds,” Raises Questions, Huobi Research Institute Reveals

Following the Luna de-peg and the collapse of the UST stablecoin last week, Terra co-founder Do Kwon has unveiled a proposal for what he calls “the path forward.” This included forking the Terra chain “into a new chain without the algorithmic stablecoin, with the old… Read More

Following Collapse of Algorithmic Stablecoin TerraUSD, Tether Reassure Users with “Assurance Opinion”

As TerraUSD (UST), an algorithmic stablecoin imploded going to zero, reserve-based stablecoins rushed to stem the tide of concerns about contagion. Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin in the market, has been hit with collateral damage due to the failure of UST. At the beginning of… Read More

Gemini Explains How Stablecoins Can Be Different, “Not All Created Equal”

The crypto ecosystem is a “diverse tapestry” of tokens, protocols, projects, and applications, the team at Gemini writes in a blog post. At Gemini, they believe in making crypto “more accessible and easier to understand as the industry continues to develop ever more quickly.” Knowledge… Read More

Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital, Comments on Collapsing Crypto & Stock Markets. When Will the Pain End?

The past few weeks have been tough for investors. Both traditional markets and crypto markets have been battered. Expectations for much higher interest rates, aiming to mitigate crushing inflation, means the pain is here to stay – at least for a while. Regarding stock markets,… Read More

Circle CEO Pumps USDC: “Flight to Quality”

Early bird Circle CEO and founder Jeremy Allaire took to Twitter today to tout USDC, Circle’s dollar-based stablecoin while throwing shade at competitor Tether (USDT) – a competing dollar-based stablecoin. USDC/USDT is the trade of the day. Flight to quality. — Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) May… Read More

Shade: Binance Discusses the Importance of Fiat Backed Stablecoins

While TerraUSD (UST) has lost more than half of its dollar-pegged stablecoin value, Binance – the issuer of its own stablecoin – has published a blog post discussing the importance of fiat-backed stablecoins. As the crypto world knows, UST is an algorithmic stablecoin designed to… Read More

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