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House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Digital Assets Provides Insight into Regulatory Needs of Crypto Industry

Earlier today (December 8, 2021), the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on digital assets. As was previously reported, the witnesses included top crypto executives and thus provided the opportunity for a unique discussion between House members and crypto entrepreneurs. Chairwoman of the Committee,… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

Stripe Remains Non-Committal on Cryptocurrency Payments 42 months After Stopping the Practice

While Stripe does not currently accept cryptocurrencies as payment, the are monitoring the space and could change that policy in the future, its co-founder and president said today. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi Festival, John Collison noted his company and cryptocurrencies were founded within… Read More

Automated Market Maker Functionality Is Now Live on Stellar, a Blockchain based Platform for Cross-Border Payments

On November 3, 2021 (at 15:00 UTC), Stellar validators had reportedly voted to upgrade the network to Protocol 18, which adds Automated Market Maker (AMM) functionality to the Stellar protocol. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this makes Stellar one of the earliest… Read More

Stellar Development Foundation Reveals that Flutterwave has Introduced New Remittance Corridors

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) reveals that Flutterwave, an international payments tech firm, has introduced new remittance corridors between Europe and the MENA region on the Stellar network. Working with TEMPO, Flutterwave is focused on leveraging the Stellar network and Stellar USDC to simplify the… Read More

Global Financial Services Provider Tala Secures $145M via Series E led by Upstart

Tala, the international tech firm creating an accessible financial services platform, announced a $145 million Series E round that has been led by Upstart along with contributions from the Stellar Development Foundation. New investors Kindred Ventures and the J. Safra Group, along with existing investors… Read More

Financial Services Platform Evrynet Welcomes Three New Advisors Following $7M Private Round

Evrynet, a financial service platform, is pleased to confirm several additions to its list of project advisors. The team at Evrynet attracts talent from within the blockchain and crypto space and MIT to further expand its reach in the financial industry. More collaborations are “expected… Read More

Vottun to Create Payment Service via Spanish Regulatory Sandbox with Assistance from PwC, Stellar Development Foundation

Earlier this year, the Central Bank of Spain (BdE), the Monetary Authority of Spain (Comisión Nacional de Mercados y Valores – CNMV), and Directorate-General for Insurance and Pension Funds (DGSFP) had revealed that that Spanish firm Vottun had been chosen to take part in the… Read More

SIX Swiss Stock Exchange Reports CHF 108.2M Net Profit in H1 2021, Launches 40 Crypto-related ETPs

SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange which is Europe’s 3rd-largest stock exchange and one the industry’s most-respected post-trade providers, is reporting a “solid” set of results for the first half of 2021. The SIX Swiss Exchange, based in Zurich and serving as Switzerland’s principal stock exchange,… Read More

European Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Reports Another Quiet Week with Minimal Net Inflows of $2.9M

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (July 19) that for the week ending July 19,… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Liquid Group and Stellar Development Foundation Offering Stellar USDC to Liquid’s Clients

Digital currency exchange platform Liquid Group, Inc. and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) have revealed that Stellar USDC, a major stablecoin, is now available to Liquid’s exchange clients. Liquid is adding multi-chain support for USDC by expanding its products into a Stellar-enabled version. By bringing… Read More

Crypto Exchange Platform Liquid Adds Stellar USDC

Asian cryptocurrency exchange platform Liquid this week announced Stellar USDC is now available on Liquid. This will include multi-chain support for USDC by expanding into a Stellar-based version. Users will see fee-free USDC withdrawal capabilities, Liquid COO Seth Melamed said. “Liquid focuses on increasing cryptocurrency… Read More

Blockchain Network Stellar (XLM) Validators to Begin Voting on June 1, 2021 on Whether to Upgrade to Protocol 17

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), which supports the ongoing growth and development of Stellar (XLM), a leading blockchain platform, has noted that on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 “at 1500 UTC,” Stellar (transaction) validators will be voting on whether to upgrade the network to Protocol 17. The… Read More

Binance May Add Stock Tokens Coinbase (COIN), after Tesla (TSLA), Also Reports Record-Breaking BNB Token Burn

Leading crypto exchange Binance notes in its weekly report that it completed a record-breaking Binance Coin (BNB) token burn. The weekly report (April 10 – 16, 2021) from Binance reveals that the digital assets firm burned “a record $593 million in BNB.” The digital currency… Read More

Blockchain or DLT based Stellar Network Is Reportedly Settling Transfers for $0.0001 / TX

Ada Vaughan, who focuses on Ecosystem and Marketing Strategy at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), notes that in an “increasingly cashless” and global economy, the separations between the different financial systems may lead to friction when you’re operating an international business. If you carry out… Read More

Over Half a Trillion Dollars has Been Transacted with USDC Stablecoin from Global Fintech Circle

Global Fintech firm Circle has revealed that the market capitalization for its stablecoin USDC has now exceeded $10 billion. More than 2 years after introducing the compliant and regulated “digital dollar” stablecoin, growth “continues to accelerate as shifting macroeconomic trends and exploding innovation in digital… 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

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

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