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Kenneth Bok: Head of Growth and Strategy at Zilliqa, a Major Blockchain Platform, Talks About Major Stablecoin Use Cases

Kenneth Bok, head of growth and strategy at Zilliqa, an established blockchain project that provides infrastucture to StraitsX, a stablecoin initiative introduced by the Fintech payments provider Xfers, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Xfers is accredited by the Monetary Authority of… Read More

Crypto Lending Service Cred Partners NBA Player Spencer Dinwiddie to Allow Fans to Earn Interest on Stablecoins

Cred, a cryptocurrency-based lending and borrowing service, is teaming up with professional NBA basketball player and businessman Spencer Dinwiddie. A special web page and service was launched on March 20, 2020 for Dinwiddie’s fans who may use the Cred platform. Cred allows users to earn… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Ethereum-based DeFi Platform MakerDAO, Appears to be Winning All Auctions of MKR Governance Tokens

MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, is currently in the process of carrying out an auction of MKR governance tokens in exchange for stablecoin Dai, in an attempt to cover around $4.5 million undercollateralized debt. On-chain (blockchain) data reveals that the Maker… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Binance Introduces P2P Crypto Trading Options with Five Major Latin American Fiat Currencies

Digital asset exchange Binance has introduced peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading options which support five major Latin American fiat currencies. Traders that use Binance’s P2P exchange will be able to purchase and sell digital currencies directly with the Argentine peso (ARS), Brazilian real (BRL), Colombian peso… Read More

DeFi: Decentralized Finance Lending Protocol MakerDAO Might Add Stablecoin USDC as Collateral to Address Dai Liquidity Problem

The MakerDAO community is reportedly considering the possibility of adding the USDC stablecoin as an additional type of collateral in order to provide more Dai (another major stablecoin) liquidity into the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform. MakerDAO (where DAO stands for distributed autonomous organization) is an… Read More

DeFi: Leading Ethereum-based Decentralized Finance Credit Facility, MakerDAO, is Planning to Conduct MKR Governance Token Auction

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MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-powered decentralized finance (DeFi) credit facility, is reportedly planning to conduct a MKR governance token auction within two days from now. This marks the first time that this type of event will take place in Maker’s history. The MKR auction, called… Read More

Bitcoin a Safe Haven No More? BTC Tanks While Tether’s Market Cap Tops $5 Billion

Bitcoin, frequently labeled as an uncorrelated asset providing a safe harbor when more traditional investments, like stocks, have fallen down, has been crushed this week. Similar to just about everything else. Following a recent rise to over $1o,000 per BTC, the world’s most popular crypto… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures-backed Celo Foundation to Challenge Libra Stablecoin Project

The Facebook-led Libra stablecoin project might now have some competition. The Celo Foundation has managed to sign up 50 organizations to its “Alliance for Prosperity” program, which aims to enable greater financial inclusion by leveraging blockchain technology and helping people transact with digital assets. Giant… Read More

Tether Teams Up with Aave Protocol to Promote Wider Adoption of USDT, World’s Largest Stablecoin

Tether Ltd., a blockchain-powered platform that powers USDT, the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap, and Aave Protocol, an open-source and non-custodial protocol, are working cooperatively in order to promote the wider adoption of USDT in the evolving decentralized finance (DeFi) industry. USDT is used… Read More

Crypto Billionaire Jihan Wu’s Matrixport, a Financial Services Firm, Is Planning to Secure $40 Million at Post-Investment Valuation of $300 Million

Matrixport, a financial services firm owned by billionaire Jihan Wu, co-founder of giant crypto mining firm Bitmain, is reportedly planning to secure $40 million in capital at a post-investment valuation of $300 million. According to Bloomberg, which cited sources familiar with the matter, Matrixport’s management… Read More

Facebook Appears to be Stepping Away from Libra as it Now Plans to Issue Several Separate Virtual Tokens

Menlo Park, California-based social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) appears to be stepping away from the controversial Libra cryptocurrency project that it introduced in June 2019. Facebook’s management says it will be creating several separate or independent virtual tokens, with each pegged or backed by different national… Read More

American Fintech Ripple’s Clients Might Soon be Able to Issue Stablecoins via Cross-Border Payments Platform, RippleNet

RippleNet, a distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled gross payments settlement network, allows banks and other financial institutions to securely perform cross-border transactions.  Developed by San Francisco-based Fintech Ripple, the decentralized RippleNet platform has been used to perform international transactions since 2012. The platform’s users might soon… Read More

Bank of England Deputy Governor Discusses Stablecoins, Crypto Assets & CBDCs in Speech

Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor Financial Stability of the Bank of England, delivered an interesting speech this week at the London School of Economics. In a presentation entitled, “It’s Time to Talk About Money” Cunliffe tackled the hot topics of “crypto assets,” stablecoins, and central… Read More

JP Morgan Discusses JPM Coin: Not a Replacement, it is an Enhancement

During the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting held today, JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) provided some additional insight into its proposed stablecoin: JPM Coin. Eddie Wen, Global Head of Digital Markets at JP Morgan, presented an explanation of JPM Coin. Wen said… Read More

CFTC Tech Committee to Discuss Cryptocurrency, Stablecoins and More

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will be holding a public meeting this week that will address several Fintech focused issues. The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting will take place on February 26, 2020, at the CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event, scheduled to start… Read More

Report: Circle Internet Financial May Sell SeedInvest, its Crowdfunding Division

Circle Internet Financial is reportedly looking for a buyer for SeedInvest, its crowdfunding division, as the Boston-headquartered crypto firm aims to focus more on its stablecoin business, according to the Block. This is notably Circle’s latest downsizing move, which began in 2019 when the firm… Read More

Hong Kong-based Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces Margin Trading for Tether’s New Gold-backed Stablecoin

Hong Kong-based digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced margin trading for Tether gold (XAU₮). Beginning on January 30, 2020, the exchange has confirmed it will support margin trading for XAU₮ with trading pairs for major fiat currencies including the US dollar and Bitcoin (BTC). Bitfinex’s… Read More

CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert Wants US to Take the Lead in Adopting Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Dr. Heath P. Tarbert, chairman and chief executive at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), recently stated that he would like to see the United States lead the charge when it comes to adopting digital currencies and blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). During… Read More

World Economic Forum Establishes Consortium Focused on Creating Governance Framework for Virtual Currencies

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has established what it says is the world’s first ever global consortium focused on creating a framework for the transnational governance of virtual currencies, which include stablecoins (digital currencies that are usually pegged to national fiat currencies). According to a… Read More

Libra Association Establishes Five-Member “Technical Steering Committee” to Oversee Libra Payment System’s Development

The Libra Association has reportedly established a five-member “Technical Steering Committee” in order to manage the ongoing development of the controversial Facebook-led stablecoin and digital payments project. The five members include Diogo Monica, co-founder at Anchorage, George Cabrera III, core product lead at Calibra (the… Read More

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