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Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Issues Guidelines on Treatment of Stablecoins Following Request for Assessment by Libra

The planned international scope of Libra requires an internationally coordinated approach. The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published guidelines on treatment of stablecoins under Swiss law. Stablecoins are virtual currencies or cryptocurrencies which attempt to hold a stable value by pegging itself to… Read More

Security Token Offering Platform Token TokenSoft Now Accepts Compliant Stablecoins as Payment

TokenSoft, a security token issuance and management platform for digital securities, is now accepting stablecoins approved by regulators like the New York Departments of Financial Services (NYDFS). These include the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), USD Coin (USDC) and Paxos Standard (PAX). Investors may now participate in… Read More

Binance Announces New Open Blockchain Project “Venus”

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on Monday its new open blockchain project, called Venus. According to Binance, Venus is described as an initiative to develop localize stablecoins and digital assets pegged to fiat currencies across the globe. “Binance is looking to create new alliances and partnerships… Read More

Celsius Network to Now Offer Loans in Euro & Stablecoins to Spain-Based Users

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Tuesday it started offering cash and stablecoin loans to users in Spain. Accoridng to the platform, the loans are starting at just 4.95% per year and are claimed to represent the lowest cost available anywhere… Read More

G7 Update on Stablecoins: Working Group has Identified Some Key Considerations for Critical Issues to be Solved.

As part of the G7 meeting in France last week, a series of announcements were made. The G7 represents the seven largest advanced economies in the world. Finance ministers from these countries descended upon Chantilly, France to discuss a multitude of issues. One of these… Read More

Report: Only 30% of Proposed Stablecoins Live, Many Could Launch in 2019

Blockdata, a 2018-founded company maintaining a database of “objective information about the companies, projects, products, and tokens that comprise the blockchain ecosystem,” has produced an interesting report about stablecoins called “An overview of the current state of stablecoins.” Blockdata found that so far, at least… Read More

Tethers Spreading: Controversial “Stablecoins” Moving onto EOS, Liquid and Lightning Networks

Tethers, controversial “stable” crypto-coins created to allow quick moves in and out of cryptocurrency trading positions are being introduced onto the EOS network, a newer rival of the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks. Tethers are issued by the Tether company, which announced the plan May 31st… Read More

Head of Central Bank of France and Leading ECB Contender Francois Villeroy de Galhau Likes Stablecoins, Tokenization

France is becoming a hotbed of crypto innovation. The French government will soon finalize law that will create a regulated path for initial coin offerings that issue utility tokens (ie not securities).  Policy movement like this is only possible with the explicit support of public… Read More

Researchers: Stablecoin Buys Surged Just Before Bitcoin’s 30-Minute 15% Price Jump

Researchers at LongHash, “a global blockchain incubator supported by the Singapore government,” have concluded that surging stablecoin trading volumes corresponded with a sudden 15% increase in the price of Bitcoins on April 2nd of this year. On that day, the price of one bitcoin, which… Read More

Cryptocurrency Forensics Firm Chainalysis Adds Tracking of Four “Stable Coins”

Chainalysis, an American company at the forefront of cryptoforensics (cryptocurrency transaction investigation), says it has added tracking of four “stable coins” to the suite of coins its “KYT” software can monitor. Chainalysis says its KYT (Know Your Transaction) software has already been being used by,… Read More

Want Stablecoins? TrustToken Has Them. Adds TrueEUR, TrueCAD, TrueHKD & TrueAUD to Flagship TrueUSD and Recently Released TrueGBP

TrustToken is all in on Stablecoins having just announced four new Stablecoins each backed by fiat currency. TrustToken is launching the following stablecoins: TrueAUD, TrueEUR, TrueCAD, and TrueHKD. As one would expect, these coins represent Australian Dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars and Hong Kong Dollars. TrueAUD… Read More

Stablecoins: Holy Grail or Impossible Trinity?

Are stablecoins the future of cryptoassets? In the quest to develop a digital token with the decentralization aspects of bitcoin and none of the associated volatility has sparked interest from many. From talented tech teams, economists and VCs it seems stablecoin projects have the potential… Read More

Cobinhood Adds Four New Stablecoins to Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform

Cobinhood announced on Thursday it has added four new stablecoins to its crypto exchange platform. The coins, which are now available, are the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), MakerDao (DAI), Paxos Standard Token (PAX) and TrueUSD (TUSD). According to Cobinhood, each of the stablecoins have a unique set of features… Read More

Blockchain Payments Provider BitPay Introduces Settlement in Stable Coins

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Monday it is now offering the option for merchants to receive settlement in Circle and the CENTRE USD//Coin (USDC) and the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), which are both stablecoins pegged to the U.S. Dollar. According to BitPay, merchants and businesses around the world can accept… Read More

Gemini Dollar: Winkelvoss Brothers Launch Stablecoin based on US Dollar

In a blog post today, Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, co-founders of Gemini Trust, revealed the launch of a new stablecoin: the Gemini Dollar. According to the two brothers, the Gemini dollar  will be issued by Gemini, a New York trust company and the stablecoin will be built… Read More

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