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While Tether Withdraws Claim of USD Backing, Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly AttestationsThe controversy surrounding the backing of Tether’s USDT tokens has resurfaced following a recent alteration to the company’s terms of service that now state the reserves backing USDT comprise “traditional currency and cash equivalents and … other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties.” Despite tether’s dominance among stablecoins by market […]

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Onchain Stablecoin Transactions Remain Low Despite Surge in Trade Volume

Stablecoins See Few On-Chain Transactions Despite Recent Surge in Exchange VolumeDespite many stablecoins ranking among the top 20 most traded crypto assets by monthly volume, a recent report has shown that there are few onchain transactions conducted using these fiat-pegged tokens. Also Read: Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP DAI Sees Significant Onchain Usage Of the established stablecoins, DAI has recorded the largest […]

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Feb Volume Report: Leading Markets Post Strongest Month Since Q1 2018

For many leading markets, February produced the largest monthly volume since the first quarter of last year, with 30-day BTC trade activity surpassing $200 billion, and ETH exceeding $100 billion. Also Read: Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018 BTC Volume Surpasses $200 Billion for February February saw the highest […]

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Stablecoins Dominate Currency Pairings for Leading Crypto Assets

Amidst the ongoing cryptocurrency bear market, stablecoins have continued to gain prominence, with USDT currently comprising the dominant pairing for three of the four largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.  Also Read: Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East Asia USDT Comprises Dominant Pairing for 3 of Top 4 Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap According to Cryptocompare, […]

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The Daily: Grin Developer Fund Grows, Russian Agent’s BTC Transaction Tracked

The Daily: Privacy Coin Grin Gets Donations, Researchers Track GRU’s BTC TransactionIn this edition of The Daily, a leading Grin developer has received donations worth $26,000 to fund his work on the project. Also, research group Bellingcat has tracked a BTC transaction allegedly made by Russian agents meddling in U.S. elections, and stablecoin paxos has reached $10 billion in transactions. Also read: Zebpay Launches in 5 European […]

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January Markets Report: MKR, TRX and ZEC Among Top 10 by Volume

The first month of 2019 has seen a slight decline in 30-day trading volume across many leading markets. Bucking the trend, however, were ETH, LTC, MKR, TRX, and ZEC, all of which saw a significant spike in trade activity. Stablecoins have continued to see an increase in trade activity, with ckusd and the Gemini dollar […]

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December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018

December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018The five most traded cryptocurrency markets saw an increase in volume during December, when compared with the previous month. Despite the spike in trading activity posted by the dominant markets, many crypto assets ranked below the top five saw a decline in month-over-month volume. Also Read: Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Crypto Regulation USDT and […]

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The Daily: Arguing Over Augur, Regulated Stablecoins Attract Flak

The Daily: Arguing Over Augur, Regulated Stablecoins Attract FlakWelcome to the final installment of The Daily for 2018. It seems fitting that the year’s ultimate edition should focus on one of 2018’s overarching themes within the cryptoconomy – stablecoins. We’ve also got space to squeeze in a critique of Augur’s crowdsourced prediction market and to consider yet another bitcoin-based Patreon alternative. Also read: 1 […]

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USDT Volume Up Despite Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Dropping

USDT Trade Volume Up Despite Drop in Tether's Stablecoin DominanceThe ongoing drama surrounding the opaque operations of Tether throughout 2018 has driven the proliferation of similar pegged currencies, leading to USDT’s dominance over the stablecoin markets waning. Despite this shift, USDT trade volume has risen 100 percent since tether’s dramatic decoupling from its dollar peg in October. Also Read: Buffett Bet 2.0: Asset Manager Wagers […]

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November Volume Rankings: Bearish Momentum Drives Surge in Trade

The significant bearish momentum experienced across cryptocurrencies throughout November drove a significant increase in monthly trade volume among the leading markets. Also Read: Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings BTC Posts Strongest Volume Since May According to Coinmarketcap, BTC saw an increase in monthly trade activity of 43 percent in November. Nearly $156.5 billion […]

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The Daily: Bitpay Adds Another Stablecoin, Waves to Launch Exchange in Malta

The Daily: Bitpay Adds Another Stablecoin, Waves to Launch Exchange in MaltaIn this edition of the Daily, we look at Bitpay’s decision to add the U.S. dollar-pegged PAX token to its list of settlement currencies. We also cover a couple of recent announcements in the crypto industry. Waves is preparing to launch a regulated exchange in Malta and bitcoin mining giant Bitfury is planning to establish […]

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Stablecoins Fetch a Premium as BTC Hits Year Low

Stablecoins Fetch a Premium as BTC Hits Year LowOfficially, Wednesday, Nov. 14 will go down as the worst trading day of the year, as BTC sunk to record lows. Unofficially, there were still green shoots to be found if you knew where to look — mostly to the stablecoin sector. These dollar-pegged assets, normally so resistant to volatility, have been trading at a […]

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The Daily: UK’s Revolut Seeks EU Licenses, Quppy Launches Wallet With BCH

The Daily: UK’s Revolut Seeks Licenses in the EU, Quppy Launches Wallet With BCHBritish-based digital bank Revolut has applied for financial licenses in two European Union member states, Lithuania and Luxemburg, in the light of risks associated with Brexit. We’ve covered its progress in The Daily. Also in the rubric on Wednesday, Estonian startup introduces multi-currency wallet supporting BCH, Binance increases the market supply of its BNB coin, […]

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New York Regulator Approves Two New Stablecoins, Gemini Dollar and Paxos Standard

New York Regulator Approves Two New Stablecoins, Gemini Dollar and Paxos StandardEver since fears arose around Tether (USDT), it seems like a new stablecoin is released every week to try and take its place. Today two new stablecoins have been revealed, with the distinction of being approved by the financial regulator known for the New York Bitlicense. Also Read: Denmark’s Largest Bank May Have Facilitated up […]

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