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EOS, Chainlink (LINK), Tezos (XTZ), Cardano (ADA) Futures Contracts to Launch on Crypto Derivatives Exchange BitMEX

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, will be offering four new altcoin/USDT underlying “quanto” futures contracts for EOS, Chainlink (LINK), Tezos (XTZ), and Cardano (ADA). These new contracts are being introduced in order to expand the exchange’s existing altcoin (or… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Huobi to Launch Decentralized Finance Mining Campaign

Huobi Global, a leading digital asset company, will be launching a decentralized finance (DeFi) mining campaign with Phase I, which will involve staking Huobi Token (HT) and the Huobi Pool Token (HPT). Huobi noted that users may stake tokens so that they can share mining… Read More

Delta Exchange, a Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform, Introduces Calendar Spread Contracts on Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 27, 2020, that it will be offering calendar spread contracts on Bitcoin (BTC) futures. Calendar spread trading for Bitcoin or BTC futures is scheduled to begin on Delta Exchange… Read More

Ethereum (ETH) Price and Transaction Fees Keep Rising, as Blockchain Network Prepares for Major ETH 2.0 Upgrade

The number of transactions conducted on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain have increased by over 2x in 2020, when compared to last year. The world’s second-largest blockchain (behind only Bitcoin) is now handling around the same number of transactions as it did back in January 2018,… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange OKEx CEO Jay Hao Reveals that Bitcoin (BTC) and Gold Correlation Increased during COVID-19

Jay Hao, CEO at OKEx, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, notes that the US dollar “drop” and the Bitcoin (BTC) surge recently occurred at the same time. Hao points out that there’s been a regular downward adjustment of interest rates on US Treasury… Read More

Compliant Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchanges Accounted for Only 1% of the Trading Volume of the Sector During Q2 2020 with $21.62 Billion in Reported Volume

The overall performance of the nascent cryptocurrency market during Q2 2020 was not as good as it was when compared to the previous quarter. According to Token Insight, the main reason for the relatively poor performance this past quarter may be attributed to very little… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces New Website, Market Intel, which gives Digital Asset Managers and Regulators Access to Meaningful Insight about Crypto Activity

Leading blockchain analysis firm, Chainalysis, which recently secured $49 million in capital through a Series B round, announced on July 27, 2020, that it has launched Market Intel, its newly designed website for asset managers and regulatory agencies. The new site may be used to… 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

As Gold Sets Highs Past $1,900 Per Troy Ounce, Stablecoin Issuer Tether Claims Demand for its Gold-backed Crypto, XAU₮, has Also Surged

Tether Gold (XAU₮), a crypto-asset offering ownership of physical gold (XAU) that’s reportedly custodied in Switzerland, has experienced a significant increase in its demand as the price of gold surged past $1,900 a troy ounce – which may have been due to the economic uncertainty… 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

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Offers 10,000 Tether Through Paper Trading Competition

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex announced on Monday it has launched a paper trading (PT) competition, dubbed Rey del Papel, to allow users to test their trading skills against each other and win prizes of up to 5,000 Tether (USDt). According to Bitfinex, the competition will… Read More

New York Supreme Court Rejects Crypto Exchange Bitfinex and Parent Co. iFinex’s Appeal Involving $850 Million in Lost Funds

A US state appeals court on July 9, 2020 confirmed that it will be siding with the New York Office of the Attorney General (NYAG) as it aims to obtain documents, involving an investigation, from Bitfinex, a major digital asset exchange, and its sister company… 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

Alex Mashinsky’s Celsius Network Secures $10 Million Equity Investment from Tether Ltd

Tether Ltd, the company behind the world’s largest stablecoin USDT, has reportedly made a $10 million equity investment into the operations of the Celsius Network, a leading digital asset lending platform, which now has a $120 million pre-money valuation and $150 million post-money valuation. Celsius… Read More

Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Grows Faster on Compound Protocol than Others, Has Potential to Streamline Cross-Border Payments: Report

The global stablecoins markets recently surpassed the $11 billion mark. Many blockchain and crypto firms are beginning to realize the potential of stablecoins in facilitating many different types of transactions including cross-border or remittance payments. Tether (USDT), the blockchain-powered platform that powers the world’s largest… Read More

Facebook’s Libra Serves as Signal that Fintech Firms like Visa, Paypal, Booking.com Were Eager to Explore Stablecoins, Blockchain Advisor Argues

Stablecoins are digital assets pegged 1-to-1 (in most cases) to major world currencies like the  US dollar or British pound (GBP), or even gold.  In most cases, stablecoin tokens are based on blockchain or some type of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The largest amount or… Read More

Tether and Aave Protocol Report Significant Increase in USDT Demand, Due to Growing Interest in DeFi

Tether, the blockchain-powered platform that’s used to power the largest stablecoin by market cap, and Aave Protocol, an open-source and non-custodial money market protocol, have reported a significant increase in demand for Tether (USDT). They claim that the surge in demand for USDT may be… Read More

Total Stablecoin Market Cap Surpasses $10 Billion for First Time, Ethereum Network Activity Spikes Due to New Coins

The total or combined stablecoin supply reached an all-time high of around $10.4 billion on May 12, 2020. It’s notably the first time that the total market cap of all stablecoins has exceeded the $10 billion mark. According to Stablecoinindex.com data, Tether’s (USDT) market capitalization… Read More

Decentralized Finance Protocol Compound Users May Lend and Borrow Stablecoin Tether (USDT) Following Community Voting

Users of Compound, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending solution, are now able to issue loans and borrow Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin, following a recent poll of the protocol’s governance token holders. There were 797,981.28 votes that were cast in support of the proposal to… Read More

Total Market Cap for Ethereum-based Stablecoins Increased Over 95% Year-to-Date: Report

The combined market capitalization of Ethereum (ETH)-powered stablecoins (digital assets pegged to major fiat currencies or other real-world assets) has surged by over 95% year-to-date. The total market cap of all ETH-based stablecoins stands at around $6.25 billion. Research conducted by The Block reveals that… Read More

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