Tagged: stablecoins

Chainlink (LINK) Reveals its Platform has Enabled 77 Different Smart Contract Use Cases

Chainlink (LINK), a “decentralized” Oracle network that securely connects various blockchain-based smart contracts with data from “the real world,” recently revealed that its platform has enabled 77 different smart contract use cases. LINK tokens are currently trading for around $13.70 and they have a market… 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

Global Fintech Circle Partners Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Airtm to Provide Aid to Nation’s Residents with USDC Stablecoin

Global Fintech firm Circle has teamed up with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Airtm in order to provide aid to Venezuelan residents using the USDC stablecoin. According to a release, the initiative has been introduced with government support and notably marks “a global first”… Read More

Mark Smargon: CEO at Israeli Fintech Fuse.io Wants to Offer Non-Custodial, Open-Source Payments Services with WeChat level User Experience

We recently caught up with Mark Smargon, CEO of Fuse.io, a Fintech company that aims to connect everyday payments to the blockchain without compromising on user experience. Fuse.io is focused on leveraging the latest decentralized finance (DeFi) infrastructure to offer a unique platform to businesses… Read More

“Virtual assets and so-called stablecoins” G20 Supports FATF Regulatory Efforts Targeting Money Laundering and Illicit Financing

Last week, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors welcomed the efforts of the FATF to identify the money laundering and terrorist financing risks that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The G20 said that the COVID health crisis is being exploited by criminals… Read More

Open Financial Services Platform Kava Labs Announces Major Updates including Harvest.io, a Cross-Chain Money Market Solution

Kava Labs, which is focused on the ongoing development of Kava (KAVA), a blockchain-based platform that aims to offer a foundation for various open financial services, has announced the launch of the Kava 4 Gateway.  Brian Kerr, CEO at Kava Labs, confirmed that the Kava… Read More

Meltem Demirors: CSO at CoinShares Says Cryptocurrency Is “Inevitable” and We Might See Many Bad Policies from Lawmakers

  We recently spoke to Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset treasury management firm that manages over $1 billion in assets. Demirors talked about how financial markets reacted after US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. She also discussed… Read More

Ethereum (ETH) Transaction Fees Keep Falling After Major DeFi related Ecosystem Growth, Bitcoin (BTC) TX Fees Surge: Report

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, has again surged past the $11,000 mark as US stimulus talks begin and institutions start to allocate more funds to the leading digital asset. As noted by the OKCoin team, Bitcoin has managed to break out this past week, after… 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

Ray Youssef: CEO at P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Paxful Says Platform Aims to Onboard 2 Million Users by End of 2020

We recently connected with Ray Youssef, the CEO at Paxful, a leading peer to peer Bitcoin exchange, which reported a 274% increase in new registrations in Turkey, during the past year, on its platform. There was also an average of $65,000+ in monthly trade volume… Read More

DeFi Protocol Aave Inroduces Centrifuge, A Platform for Launching Real-World Assets

The developers of Aave, an open-source and non-custodial decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol for earning interest on digital asset deposits while also being able to borrow assets, have announced that they’re introducing Centrifuge – which aims to bring real-world asset markets to the Aave protocol. Isa… Read More

Binance Now Hosting $128 Million worth of Stablecoins on its Liquid Swap Platform

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, has confirmed that it’s been a month since it launched Binance Liquid Swap. The exchange also revealed that the platform is now hosting over $128 million worth of stablecoins, as of October 3, 2020. The Binance team further… Read More

DeFi Platform Wing has been Offering Competitive Returns on Lending Ethereum, USDT, Dai, and USDC Stablecoins

Wing, a credit-based cross-chain (decentralized finance) DeFi platform developed on the Ontology blockchain, was launched in September 2020. The platform has helped with laying the foundation or groundwork for building solutions to support the growth of Ontology’s DeFi ecosystem. The Ontology team claims that the… Read More

Cross-Chain DeFi Hub Kava Serves as “Decentralized” Bank for Digital Assets, Provides Access to Stablecoins and Loans

The developers at Kava (KAVA) have noted that Kava.io serves as a cross-chain decentralized finance (DeFi) hub. It provides various applications and services to major cryptocurrency networks. According to its developers, the Kava platform operates as a “decentralized bank” for crypto-assets. It helps users connect… Read More

Stablecoins May Lead to Transformation of Financial Services, Especially Payments, According to Experienced Investment Professionals

Stephen McKeon and Derek Schloss from Collab+Currency (Collaborative Fund) have noted that they’ve invested in LUNA, which is a digital token that backs the Terra ecosystem of stablecoins (virtual currencies pegged 1-to-1 with real-world assets like the US dollar or commodities like gold). McKeon and… Read More

Binance Launchpool Introduces Venus Protocol, a DeFi focused Money Market Lending and Credit System

Binance Launchpool, which is managed by Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, has introduced the Venus Protocol (XVS), which is described as an algorithmic money market system developed “to bring a complete decentralized finance-based lending and credit system” onto Binance Smart Chain (a blockchain… Read More

Global Cryptocurrency Exchange Waves.Exchange Announces Roll Out Of Decentralized Forex With Seven New Stablecoins Pegged to Foreign Currencies

Waves.Exchange, a global cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Tuesday the launch of Decentralized Forex (DeFo) a new trading model powered by stablecoins. The platform will support seven currency-pegged digital assets at launch, which are USDN, EURN, JPYN, CNYN, RUBN, UAHN, and NGNN. Waves.Exchange also revealed all… Read More

Renewable Energy Now Powers Nearly 40% of Proof of Work Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

  Full-time equivalent employee growth in the blockchain and digital asset sector has slowed down following the 2017 cryptocurrency bull market, according to the findings of the 3rd Global Cryptoasset Benchmark Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (released in September 2020 by the… Read More

OCC Crypto Guidance Used to Assure National Banks as Certain States Move Aggressively into Digital Assets

Earlier this week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – the leading national bank regulator, provided guidance on banks and stablecoins. The guidance was designed to provide “greater regulatory certainty for banks” operating in this sector. Stablecoins are digital assets typically tied… Read More

OCC Issues Interpretive Letter on Banks and Stablecoins, SEC Comments on its Position Regarding Digital Assets

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), part of the US Department of Treasury, has issued an interpretive letter pertaining to banks and federal savings entities pertaining to “certain stablecoins.” Stablecoins are digital currencies that are based on a fiat currency or specific… Read More

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