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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

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

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Delta Exchange Explains how the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Network has been Impacted Following the Recent Halving

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We recently caught up with Pankaj Balani, CEO at Delta Exchange, an established digital assets derivatives trading platform. Delta offers cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading across Bitcoin and major altcoins with up to 100x leverage. The company aims to support the ongoing growth and development… Read More

Decentralized Finance Platform dForce Secures $1.5 Million in Capital from Multicoin Capital, Huobi, China Merchants Bank International

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) solution provider, has secured $1.5 million in capital. The DeFi platform’s latest round was led by Multicoin Capital. Huobi Capital and China Merchants Bank International (CMBI), the investment division of one of the largest financial institutions in China, also… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Binance Introduces P2P Crypto Trading Options with Five Major Latin American Fiat Currencies

Digital asset exchange Binance has introduced peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading options which support five major Latin American fiat currencies. Traders that use Binance’s P2P exchange will be able to purchase and sell digital currencies directly with the Argentine peso (ARS), Brazilian real (BRL), Colombian peso… Read More

Bitcoin a Safe Haven No More? BTC Tanks While Tether’s Market Cap Tops $5 Billion

Bitcoin, frequently labeled as an uncorrelated asset providing a safe harbor when more traditional investments, like stocks, have fallen down, has been crushed this week. Similar to just about everything else. Following a recent rise to over $1o,000 per BTC, the world’s most popular crypto… Read More

Tether Teams Up with Aave Protocol to Promote Wider Adoption of USDT, World’s Largest Stablecoin

Tether Ltd., a blockchain-powered platform that powers USDT, the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap, and Aave Protocol, an open-source and non-custodial protocol, are working cooperatively in order to promote the wider adoption of USDT in the evolving decentralized finance (DeFi) industry. USDT is used… Read More

Japanese Messaging Service Provider LINE Closes Crypto Exchange BITBOX in Singapore, Launches New Trading Platform BITFRONT in the US

LINE, a Japan-based messaging service provider, has reportedly closed down its Singapore-headquartered crypto exchange BITBOX and has launched a globally accessible platform, BITFRONT. Headquartered the US, BITFRONT is run by LVC USA, which is a subsidiary of LVC Corporation, a company that manages LINE’s digital… Read More

Malta-based Gate.io, a Blockchain Asset Exchange, Hits $400 Million Mark for Perpetual Contracts

Gate.io, a Malta-based blockchain-based digital asset exchange company, reportedly reached a $400 million in trading volume mark on its perpetual contracts platform, which is a new high for the firm this year.   Gate.io’s management has confirmed that the price accuracy of perpetual contracts settled in… Read More

Tether Ltd. Introduces Tether Gold (XAU₮), a New Product Offering “Security of Digital Asset Pegged to Physical Gold” (XAU)

Tether Ltd., the firm that issues the world’s largest stablecoin USDT with a market capitalization of more than $4.6 billion, recently announced the launch of a new product, called Tether Gold (XAU₮), which will provide the “security of a digital asset pegged to physical gold”… Read More

OKEx Reports USDT-Margined Hits Record High: With More Than $4 billion USDT Trading Volumes Since Launch

OKEx, a Malta-based digital assets exchange, announced on Friday its USDT-margined futures trading has recorded an all-time high in trading volume with over $4 billion USDT (record of $41,877,476,728 USDT as of January 1st) after going live on November 14th, while USDT-perpetual swap trading has been a strong force to… Read More

Tether Seeks Dismissal of Class Action Case in New York

Tether Inc, makers of a popular cryptocurrency that mimics USD (“tether” or USDt), has asked a judge in New York for permission to file a motion to dismiss a class-action suit filed against the company last month. The suit alleges that parties at Tether Inc and… Read More

Tether Responds to Academic Study: “Tether and Affiliates Have Never…Manipulate(d) Cryptocurrency Market”

Tether Inc. is calling an academic paper claiming the company’s cryptocurrency tether (USDt) was used to induce the bitcoin bull run of 2017 “flawed” and “embarrassing.” The company is responding to an updated version of a 2018 paper by American finance professors John Griffin and… Read More

Algorand’s Venture Arm, Algo Capital, Loses Millions in Crypto Wallet Security Breach

Algo Capital, the investment division of the US-based blockchain startup Algorand, reportedly lost around $1-2 million in Algorand (ALGO) tokens and Tether (USDT) stablecoins after the company CTO Pablo Yabo’s mobile phone was hacked. The security breach allowed hackers to access an Algo hot wallet… Read More

Tether Lawyer Admits the Stablecoin Only 74% Backed

A lawyer for iFinex, the company behind the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange and”stablecoin” Tether (USDT), has admitted in an affidavit that the company only has enough cash on hand to cover 74% of the tethers it has issued into cryptocurrency trading markets. In the affidavit, “Stuart… Read More

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