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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

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Digital Assets May Experience Price Correction due to Spike in US Dollar, Stablecoin Borrowing Rates: Report

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, notes that 2020 was “arguably crypto’s best year yet.” Blockchain.com writes in a blog post that Bitcoin (BTC) investors have had an “extraordinary” holiday season, and the new year is… Read More

Stellar Invests in Settle Network, a LATAM Digital Asset Settlement Network

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has invested $3 million, paid in Lumens, in the Settle Network, a Latin American digital assets settlement network facilitating payments and exchange. The investment is described as boosting stablecoin usage with a “world’s first” stablecoin exchange Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive… Read More

Fintech Firm Lightnet and Siam Commercial Bank to Support Cross-Border Payments from South Korea to Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK:SCB) has partnered with Lightnet to provide cross-border fund transfer services from South Korea to Thailand. As a digital banking service provider, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is focused on continuously updating its Fintech capabilities. SCB will now be working with the Lightnet… Read More

Bitbond and Bankhaus von der Heydt Partner on Euro Stablecoin on Stellar

Bitbond, a European digital asset platform, has partnered with Bankhaus von der Heydt (BVDH), one of Europe’s oldest banks, to issue a EURO stablecoin (EURB). The stablecoin is available today and is leveraging the Stellar blockchain network. The stablecoin is said to be the first… Read More

DealBox Leverages Vertalo to Migrate from Stellar to Tezos

DealBox has made the leap from Stellar to Tezos and the company completed the process with the assistance of Vertalo. DealBox is a digital security platform that facilitates tokenization as well as investment crowdfunding. In migrating from Stellar, DealBox leveraged Vertalo’s digital transfer agent while… Read More

First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Prime Trust Now Supports Stellar

Prime Trust has added Stellar (Stellar Lumens – XLM) to its list of supported cryptocurrencies. Prime Trust said addition has been made in response to the overwhelming demand from customers. Stellar is one of a few blockchains that have been favored by digital securities issuers…. Read More

CBDCs: Ukraine’s Reserve Bank Official Claims Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Private Sector to be Successful

Ukraine’s reserve bank claims that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may work well when the private sector is involved. The country’s central banking institution had launched a pilot program back in 2018 that had focused on developing a digital version of Ukraine’s national currency (the… Read More

Global Payment Sector to Reach $2.7 Trillion in Value by 2023, with Blockchain or DLT Increasingly Being Used by Cross-Border Payment Solutions: Report

The global payment industry and ecosystem has been growing steadily. The sector is projected to be valued at $2.7 trillion by 2023. Some of the challenges faced by the payment industry include high transaction fees, inefficient cross-border transactions, poor or lack of interoperability between different… Read More

Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Stellar (XLM) to be Delisted by Liquid Exchange so it can Prepare to Acquire Payment Services License in Singapore

The Electric Coin Company (ECC), which supports the development of Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, recently revealed that Liquid will be delisting ZEC along with 28 other digital currencies or tokens because the Japanese crypto trading platform is planning to apply for a license to… Read More

Samsung Added Support for Stellar (XLM) Cryptocurrency to its Blockchain Keystore, Allows Millions of Users to Access the Digital Asset

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit entity established in 2014 to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar (XLM) protocol, recently announced that Samsung added support for the XLM digital currency to its Samsung Blockchain Keystore. XLM (or “lumens”) is now available… Read More

Here’s Why Ethereum, Tezos, Stellar, Chainlink are Not Yet Legitimate Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Alternatives

Feyyaz Alingan, the Founder of Blue Alpine Research, a Switzerland-based research firm focused on digital assets, has pointed out several “alternatives” to Bitcoin (BTC). Alingan, an electrical engineering graduate from ETH Zürich, says that Ethereum (ETH) may be considered a Bitcoin alternative. He notes that Ethereum’s… Read More

Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin Project, Ethereum (ETH), Near, Bitcoin Cash are Currently Most Active Development Projects: Report

  The controversial Facebook-led Libra project is reportedly the most active project in terms of developer activity, according to CoinCodeCap data. There are 41 active developers working on Libra, meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, has 36 active developers, the data site… Read More

Crypto Rating Council Argues that XRP, Tron (TRX), and Polkadot’s DOT Token Might Potentially be Classified as Securities

The Crypto Rating Council (CRC) has previously noted that Tron’s TRX, Nervos’ CKB token, and Polkadot’s DOT token might potentially be classified as financial securities, or at least there’s a fair chance they could. The CRC’s initial report on these digital assets was released in… Read More

London’s Micropayments Fintech SatoshiPay Acquires $550,000 Investment in XLM Cryptocurrency from Stellar Development Foundation

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has teamed up with the San Francisco-headquartered Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). According to a release, SatoshiPay has received a $550,000 investment from SDF’s Enterprise Fund. The funds will be used to… Read More

Kapilendo CEO Christopher Grätz Discusses First Digital Security Offering, Digital Banking Services for SMEs

Kapilendo is a Germany based Fintech that started life as a more traditional debt-based crowdfunding platform but has recently issued its first digital security. While moving into the blockchain sector Kapilendo has also added digital banking services catering to SMEs. Launched in 2015, Kapilendo went… Read More

Bangkok-based Lightnet, a Stellar Blockchain-enabled Platform, Secures $31.2 Million via Series A Round

Thailand-based Lightnet, a Stellar blockchain-enabled platform, has reportedly secured $31.2 million in funding in order to further develop its international payments service in the Southeast Asia region. The Bangkok-based company has finalized a Series A investment round that was led by established Asian financial conglomerates,… Read More

Smartlands and Sotheby’s Partner on Tokenized Real Estate Offering in the UK

Digital asset platform Smartlands and UK Sotheby’s International Realty have agreed to experiment on the tokenization of luxury properties, according to a note from Smartlands. The tokenization platform said that blockchain technology can facilitate access to exclusive opportunities for a new generation of investors worldwide…. Read More

Bitbond Leverages Digital Asset Experience to Expand into Real Estate in Partnership with KlickOwn

Bitbond, a Berlin-based online lender and trailblazer in the digital asset sector, is leveraging its experience in issuing blockchain-based bonds to move into real estate. According to a note from Bitbond, the investment platform has formed a partnership with KlickOwn, a property investment platform. Bitbond… Read More

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