Tagged: stablecoins

Goldman Sachs Bitcoin Survey Reveals Most Investors are Bullish on Cryptos like BTC and Ethereum (ETH)

The majority of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) clients are bullish on the future performance of decentralized cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). The giant Wall Street investment bank has shared the results of a client survey revealing that 61% of respondents believe their crypto-asset… Read More

Digital Collectibles: Rachel Mayer from Circle Pay Explains how Company’s Payments and Treasury Infrastructure Supports NFT Marketplaces

Rachel Mayer, VP at CirclePay, notes that as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) rise in popularity, the operators or managers of NFT marketplaces and storefronts will be needing to remove entry barriers for their users. Mayer points out that more consumers in and outside of the crypto… Read More

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

New York AG: Bitfinex to Stop Trading with New York Residents, Pay Penalty and Add Disclosure. Bitfinex Thanks AG’s Office for their Cooperation and Professionalism

Letitia James, Attorney General of New York, says that Bitfinex must stop allowing trading for New York investors. The AG says that Bitfinex’s activities are “illegal” in New York.  The agreement requires Bitfinex and Tether to discontinue any trading activity with New Yorkers while paying… 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

DeFi Platform Yearn.Finance’s DAI Vault Suffers Major Exploit, Hack Leads to $11 Million in Value Drained from Platforms

On Thursday (February 4, 2021), an unknown entity reportedly stole $2.8 million from a shared digital or online vault via the investment platform Yearn.Finance. The hacker(s) exploited the vault using Aave, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that lets investors make flash loans. These DeFi solutions… 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

Crypto OTC Markets See Up to 3x as Much Volume as Regular Exchanges, “Anecdotal Evidence” Suggests, Fintech Circle Claims

Global Fintech firm Circle notes that in the cryptocurrency over-the-counter (OTC) market, professional market participants are able to carry out large trades in a private manner and with “minimal price slippage,” which is why institutional clients are now “flocking” towards crypto OTC trading desks. Although… Read More

Digital Wallets Holding Over 100 Bitcoin (BTC) has Grown Significantly Following COVID Outbreak: Report

The team at Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, notes that cryptocurrency prices have been soaring, and related innovation is “breaking ground,” while key opportunities are flourishing. According to Kraken, crypto adoption is “relentless.” The Kraken team writes that as they begin a new… Read More

Fintech Advancement in the Time of COVID-19

As with most years, I started 2020 with a sense of optimism, looking forward to another productive year at work and doing the Appetite for Disruption podcast with my co-host Troy Paredes. In fact, he and I wrote an article discussing 2019 that focused more… Read More

HM Treasury Kicks Off Consultation on Cryptoassets and Stablecoins

At the end of last week, HM Treasury published a consultation on cryptoassets (digital assets) and stablecoins. An earlier consultation on cryptoasset promotions concluded on 26 October with results expected soon. The consultation is said to be the first stage in the government’s process concerning… Read More

Attorney Who Specializes in Crypto Says OCC Statement on Stablecoins is a “Game Changer”

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an interpretive letter this week regarding the ability of national banks and federal savings associations to utilize stablecoins. The OCC concludes that a national bank or federal savings association may validate, store, and record payments… 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

President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Issues Statement on Stablecoins: Responsible innovation must exist in line with existing law

While stating that stablecoins may serve to improve efficiencies in payments and transfers, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) says responsible innovation must exist in line with existing law. Treasury Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich issued the following statement: “The statement reflects a commitment… Read More

DeFi Tokens Take it Relatively Slow as Bitcoin Surges to $23,800, Prominent Investor Says Ethereum May Eventually Surpass BTC Market Cap: Report

Decentralized finance (DeFi) tokens took it “relatively slow” this past week when compared to Bitcoin (BTC) while crypto and blockchain industry developments strengthened Ethereum’s (ETH) support, according to a report from OKCoin. The digital asset exchange notes that DeFi tokens are still lagging behind BTC… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Hardware Market Is Heating Up and Secondary Market Prices for Machines May Rise: Report

The Bitcoin (BTC) mining machine market is heating up, according to the team at HASHR8 Inc, a cryptocurrency mining and media firm that aims to support the “decentralized growth” of hashrate (or computing power used to secure digital currency networks) while enhancing the security of… 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

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