Tagged: stablecoins

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

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Risky DeFi Token Yearn.Finance (YFI) to Launch on Coinbase Pro, the Platform for Professional Crypto Traders

On September 14, 2020, Coinbase Pro (for professional traders) users will be able to transfer  yearn.finance (YFI) tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. The San Francisco-based crypto exchange noted that support for YFI tokens will be available in all of its supported jurisdictions,… Read More

Eurozone: EC Vice President Dombrovskis Talks Digital Assets – “We Want to Regulate Innovation In”

In a speech delivered to the ECOFIN press conference in Berlin today, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis commented on crypto-assets and stablecoins. It is anticipated that later this month and update will be be presented pertaining to the EU Digital Finance Strategy and… Read More

Digital Asset Security Firm NGRAVE to Help Secure Gold backed Stablecoin from VeraOne

NGRAVE, a digital asset security company that claims it has developed the world’s most secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet, has teamed up with VeraOne in order to help investors protect their gold with “maximum security.” VeraOne’s VRO token is reportedly “a 100% gold-backed” stablecoin and it’s… Read More

USDC Now on Algorand Bringing “Major Scalability and Performance Improvements”

The Centre Consortium has announced that USD Coin or USDC is now using Algorand – the second major blockchain after Ethereum to offer native support for the stablecoin. The Centre Consortium was founded by Circle and Coinbase – the creators of USDC which was announced… Read More

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey Says Bitcoin Falls Short in Payments but Stablecoins May be Useful

Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, spoke at the Brookings Institue in the US this week and he tackled a hot topic: cryptocurrencies. More specifically, Bailey spoke about the efficacy, or lack of, when using certain digital assets in payment transactions. Bailey… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Add Celo (CELO), a Cryptocurrency Used by Platform that Makes it Easier to Send, Receive Stablecoins using Smartphones

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is planning to add Celo (CELO), the native digital currency of an open-source platform that aims to make financial tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone or mobile device. Celo will only be offered on Coinbase Pro, which is the… Read More

DeFi Service Provider, Kava Labs, Partners with Binance Coin (BNB) Investor Club, BNB48Club, which will Offer Technical Consulting Services

Kava Labs, a developer of the Kava platform, which is a blockchain solution offering decentralized finance (DeFi) services (including stablecoins, bonds, and lending), revealed on August 8, 2020 that it has teamed up with the BNB investor club (BNB48Club). As confirmed in the announcement: “BNB48… Read More

All-in-One, Interoperable DeFi Hub, Equilibrium, Partners Polkadot After Creating EOS based Lending Solution, and Stablecoin

Equilibrium, which describes itself as an all-in-one, interoperable decentralized finance (DeFi) Hub that lets users stake (cryptocurrencies) and earn, lend and raise liquidity “all in one place,” has partnered with Polkadot, a leading blockchain protocol that has been founded by Gavin Wood, an Ethereum (ETH)… Read More

Russia’s Largest Bank, Sberbank, Is Considering Issuing its Own Stablecoin after Country Introduces New Crypto Law

Russia’s largest banking institution, Sberbank, is reportedly looking into whether it should launch its own stablecoin, which are digital currencies that are pegged or backed by real-world assets, major fiat currencies, or commodities such as gold. Sergey Popov, director of state-owned Sberbank’s transaction business, said… Read More

Digital Currency Group, Parent of Genesis, Commits $25 Million to Circle

Circle, a digital asset ecosystem that is focusing on stablecoins, has received a $25 million investment from the Digital Currency Group – parent of Genesis. Once more of a crypto-exchange, Circle has pivoted a bit to service other sectors of digital assets. In Q2 of… Read More

Blockchain Platform Zilliqa to Work with Singapore’s Digital Asset Custody Service, OnChain Custodian

Zilliqa, a “high-performance” and “high-security” blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based platform, recently revealed that it has chosen Singapore’s digital currency custody service, Onchain Custodian, to secure its network’s assets. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “In working with the firm, the Zilliqa… Read More

Digital Asset Investment App Provider Abra Launches Interest Accounts Offering Up to 9% Interest per Annum on Deposits

Abra, the provider of a digital asset investing app, revealed on July 28, 2020, that it has launched new Abra Interest Accounts that offer investors an opportunity to earn as much as 9% interest p.a. on their crypto deposits and certain USD backed stablecoins. As… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Platform Delta Exchange Is Offering Interest Rate Swaps for MakerDAO’s Stablecoin Dai

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on July 24, 2020, that it has introduced interest rate swaps for MakerDAO‘s stablecoin, DAI. The DAI stablecoin savings rate contracts offer “up to 160x leverage” on the notional value and… Read More

Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, Says Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Will Remain Relevant Even When CBDCs are Launched

Paolo Ardoino, the CTO at Bitfinex and Tether and a highly skilled computer programmer, recently noted that the fairly recent involvement of world governments in projects aimed at launching their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) should not have a negative impact on stablecoins like… Read More

For the First Time Ever, Ethereum Address with 100,000 USDC Stablecoins Gets Blacklisted Following Orders from Law Enforcement

An Ethereum address, for the very first time, with 100,000 USDC stablecoin was recently blacklisted. The transaction, which may be viewed via Etherscan, an Ethereum (ETH) blockchain explorer, confirms that a “blacklist(address investor)” function was initiated on June 16, 2020, by 0x5dB0115f3B72d19cEa34dD697cf412Ff86dc7E1b, which is an… Read More

Decentralized Apps Experience Dramatic Surge in Activity in June 2020, Led by $500 Million Increase in DeFi Protocol Compound’s Balance Sheet

The blockchain-based decentralized applications (dApps) ecosystem appears to have experienced significant growth during Q2 2020. As expected, most of the development involved decentralized finance (DeFi) apps running on Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform. Decentralized (or non-custodial) crypto exchanges (DEXs) led the way… Read More

Consumers Might Shift Financial Holdings to Stablecoin Denominated Assets if Existing Payments Systems aren’t Improved, Sweden’s Riksbank Says

In February 2020, Sweden began piloting an electronic version of its national currency, the e-krona. The European nation’s government had confirmed at that time that the e-krona was a step closer to its official launch as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Riksbank, the central… Read More

Jeremy Allaire, founder of Fintech Circle: “We won’t Believe that We Ever Needed to Pay to Send Money” in the Future

Jeremy Allaire, founder of Circle Internet Financial, a peer to peer payments technology firm, has said that in the future, when we look back at how transactions were conducted, we “won’t believe that we ever needed to pay to send money.” San Francisco-based crypto exchange… Read More

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