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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

Uniswap, an Ethereum-based Non-Custodial Cryptocurrency Exchange, Launches Second Version of Protocol

Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, has revealed that the second version of the decentralized protocol has now been launched. The developers of Uniswap had noted in March 2020 that they would be releasing the second iteration of the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. Uniswap’s… 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

Maker (MKR) Governance Token Holders Approve Adding Wrapped Bitcoin (BTC) as Acceptable Collateral Type for MakerDAO

Maker (MKR) governance token holders have decided (through community voting) to approve a proposal which recommends adding Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), an Ethereum-based token backed 1-to-1 by Bitcoin (BTC), as the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol’s (MakerDAO) newest collateral type. WBTC is an ERC-20 compliant token that… 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

Decentralized Prediction Market Gnosis Launches Markets Specifically for COVID-19 related Events

Gnosis, a decentralized prediction market solution that spun out from Ethereum (ETH) development studio ConsenSys back in 2017, has launched a separate decentralized prediction market specifically for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Gnosis confirmed that it has provided $50,000 to help fund a non-profit Corona Information… 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

Crypto Rating Council Releases New Scores for Basic Attention Token, USDC Stablecoin, IOTA

The questions surrounding whether certain crypto assets qualify as financial securities is becoming increasingly important within the blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) sector. There are now several entities within the digital asset sector that are focusing on bringing greater understanding to this pressing issue…. Read More

Uniswap, a Widely-Used Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange, to Add New Ethereum Token Pairs with Upcoming Software Update

Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, has revealed that the decentralized protocol’s second iteration will launch during Q2 2020. It will add new features such as support for additional ERC-20 compliant pairs, more peer to peer price oracles, flash swaps and a new protocol… Read More

Major Stablecoin USDC’s Market Cap has Increased by Over $200 Million Since March 1, 2020

The circulating supply for Circle and Coinbase’s stablecoin, called USD Coin (USDC), has increased considerably since the beginning of this month. USDC’s market cap has jumped by about $200 million since March 1, 2020. The US dollar-pegged USDC stablecoin’s market cap presently stands at over… 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

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

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

Kraken Lists Circle’s Stablecoin, USDC

US cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will enable trading of Circle’s USD-proxy cryptographic stablecoin, USDC, starting January 8th. Kraken says it will enable deposits and withdrawals of USDC at 14:30 UTC on January 8. “The first trades will start shortly after funding is enabled as sell orders… Read More

Bermuda Is Now Accepting USDC Stablecoin As Payment for Taxes, Fees, and Government Services

Bermuda’s residents can now pay their taxes in cryptocurrency. The government of the British Overseas Territory announced on October 16 that it will take payments in Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) “for taxes, fees and other government services.”  According to a press release by Circle Internet… Read More

Happy Anniversary: One Year Old USD Coin Now Second Most Popular Stablecoin

USD Coin (USDC) celebrated its first birthday this past week. As noted in a tweet, USDC is now the second most popular stablecoin following Tether. On September 26, 2018, Circle and the CENTRE open source consortium introduced USD Coin to enable individuals and institutions to… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Circle Reports 200 Million Transactions for $75 Billion in Value During 2018

Digital asset platform Circle has published interesting insight into platform performance during 2018. According to the company, 2018 was a “whirlwind of a year.” Circle states that they currently serve over 8 million customers from all around the world. Transactions totaled $75 billion during the… Read More

SALT Adds Stablecoin USDC as Collateral Option

SALT, a U.S.-based Blockchain-Backed Loans provider for cryptocurrency holders, announced last week it has partnered with CENTRE Consortium to begin accepting USD Coin (USDC) as collateral. According to SALT, USDC is a new stablecoin backed by the US dollar. While sharing more details about the stablecoin, SALT’s CTO and… Read More

Coinbase Teams Up With Circle to Launch USDC Stablecoin

Crypto marketplace Coinbase announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Circle to launch the USDC stablecoin. Coinbase reported that the new stablecoin is fully collateralized by U.S. dollars and supported by the marketplace and Circle as co-founding members of the CENTRE Consortium. According to Coinbase, customers… Read More

Blockchain Payments Provider BitPay Introduces Settlement in Stable Coins

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Monday it is now offering the option for merchants to receive settlement in Circle and the CENTRE USD//Coin (USDC) and the Gemini Dollar (GUSD), which are both stablecoins pegged to the U.S. Dollar. According to BitPay, merchants and businesses around the world can accept… Read More

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