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Ethereum Can’t Compete with Bitcoin as a Form of Money: Ardoino

As the completion of the Merge nears, where Ethereum moves from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS), Ethereum is poised for a significant, transformational upgrade that may migrate the blockchain from a pretty cool experiment to ongoing relevance in the land of… Read More

Bitfinex, Tether and Hypercore Launch Holepunch

Bitfinex, Tether, and Hypercore have joined to launch Holepunch, a platform described as enabling creators to build secure peer-to-peer apps. Holepunch is currently closed source and in alpha testing. The company anticipates moving to open source code in Q4 of 2022. Tether is a leading… Read More

Coinbase Is Reportedly Selling Crypto-related Data to ICE

Coinbase Tracer, the analytics division of the digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), has reportedly committed to a contract with US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that will allow the agency to gain access to various features and data caches. This would include historical geo tracking data… Read More

OpenSea Emails Pilfered, “Assume You Were Impacted”

OpenSea, the most popular NFT marketplace in the world, has experienced a breach of user information. According to a blog post yesterday, an employee of Customer.io, a service provider for OpenSea, downloaded OpenSea’s email list, apparently to use or sell for illegal objectives. OpenSea stated:… Read More

Tether Says Its Stablecoin is the MOST Transparent, Plans Audit with “Big 12” Accounting Firm

Tether is out with a statement regarding its dollar based stablecoin USD₮. The commentary by Tether may be in response to an interview with SEC Chairman Gary Gensler that took place on CNBC this morning when Tether was discussed by name with Gensler comparing stablecoins… Read More

Stablecoin Tether Slams Rumors of Holding Asian Commercial Paper, Questions on Reserves

Tether has moved to counter “rumors” that 85% of its commercial paper is Chinese or  Asian and trading at a 30% discount thus calling into question its reserves. Tether or USDT is the number one dollar-based stablecoin and has endured a challenging market having largely… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Announces New Guidance for Stablecoins

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has announced new guidance on dollar-based stablecoins which are issued by firms regulated by the DFS. The guidance does not apply to USD-backed stablecoins listed, but not issued, by DFS-regulated entities. Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris commented… Read More

Stablecoins: Tether Token (USDt) Launches on Polygon

Tether Operations Limited, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to that “powers the largest stablecoin by market capitalization of over US $73 billion,” has launched Tether tokens (USDt) on Polygon (formerly MATIC), “a leading blockchain development platform.” The addition of Tether to the Polygon ecosystem… Read More

ECB President Christine Lagarde Slams Crypto: “Worth Nothing”

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde hammered cryptocurrencies this past week during an interview with a Dutch broadcaster according to a report in Bloomberg. Lagarde, an EU official who has long expressed her interest in digital assets, is quoted stating: “My very humble assessment… Read More

Following Collapse of Algorithmic Stablecoin TerraUSD, Tether Reassure Users with “Assurance Opinion”

As TerraUSD (UST), an algorithmic stablecoin imploded going to zero, reserve-based stablecoins rushed to stem the tide of concerns about contagion. Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin in the market, has been hit with collateral damage due to the failure of UST. At the beginning of… Read More

Terra Stops/Starts Validators Again, LUNA Goes to Zero with TerraUSD Chasing it

The collapse of TerraUSD (UST), an attempt to create an algorithmic stablecoin, and the demise of LUNA has captured the attention of the entire crypto-sphere. Going from billions to almost nothing is a spectacular event. Inevitably there is a pile on of “I told you… Read More

Update: Tether Says it Will Honor ALL Redemptions at USD $1 for Verified Customers

Tether, issuer of the dollar-based stablecoin USDT, has announced that it will honor all redemptions at USD $1 for all verified customers. The commitment by Tether arrives at a time of unprecedented volatility in crypto markets. In recent days, algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) was hit… Read More

Stablecoins: TRC20-USDT Reaches 40B in Total Supply, as TRON Navigates Crypto Payments to Benefit Consumers

As the global crypto market keeps growing, stablecoins are playing “a more indispensable role, with TRC20-USDT becoming a mainstay.” On March 23, 2022, Tether’s (USDT) official data showed that “the supply of TRC20-USDT topped 40.7B, surpassing that of ERC20-USDT (39.8B).” This is another milestone for… Read More

Polygon to Support City of Lugano’s Mission to Become Europe’s “Blockchain Capital”

Polygon and Tether stablecoin are reportedly backing the City of Lugano in its effort to transform this lakeside town in southern Switzerland into Europe’s “blockchain capital.” Lugano will reportedly allow citizens and companies “to use Bitcoin, Tether, and the city’s own LVGA stablecoin to pay… Read More

House Hearing Addresses Stablecoins and Regulation, Consensus May Emerge on Legislation

Earlier this week, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on stablecoins or digital assets tied to fiat currency. The Hearing was driven by the recent report by the President’s Working Group (PWG) on Financial Markets. While stablecoins are not (yet) systemically worrisome,… Read More

Daily Usage Patterns of Tether Issued on Ethereum Shifted in 2021, Coin Metrics Reports

The Coin Metric State of the Network Report #135 notes that decentralized finance (DeFi) has experienced tremendous growth during the past few years. At present, the most widely-used metric to measure DeFi adoption is called “Total Value Locked”, or TVL. According to Coin Metrics researchers,… Read More

Bitcoin #1 on Social Media’s Top 10 Most Popular Cryptocurrencies List

There was no surprises at the top when GlobalData released the top 10 cryptocurrencies for 2021 in terms of how many social media conversations they generated through the year, up to Dec. 9. Twitter and Reddit feeds were monitored. Bitcoin generated close to 900,000 discussions… Read More

Veriscope to Solve FATF Travel Rule-Related Crypto Compliance Issues? Testing Underway

Tether Operations, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to, has commenced operations with Shyft Network, starting with active testing of Veriscope, its decentralized compliance framework and smart contract solution to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Travel Rule. The initiative will assist virtual asset service… Read More

Synonym Introduces the Architecture for a Self-Sovereign Bitcoin Economy Supported by Lightning Network

Synonym Software Ltd, a firm founded with the goal of bringing self-ownership and control to the crypto-asset ecosystem by “creating an open and free web of trust” has officially launched today (on November 16, 2021). As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the preface… Read More

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