Category: Stablecoin

More Than 77 Crypto Projects Claim to Be Backed by Physical Gold

The last few years have seen the creation of blockchain projects that claim to have tokens backed by physical gold. In October, Coinshares and Blockchain.com launched a digital gold token (DGLD) backed by physical gold that uses BTC’s security. Tether just announced a new token called tether gold (XAUT), which will be listed for trading […]

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Paypal Pullout Prompts Pornhub to Add Tether as Payment Option for Its Adult Models

Following Paypal Pullout Pornhub Adds Tether as a Payment Method for Its Adult ModelsThe porn industry is seen by many as a perfect fit for widespread cryptocurrency usage as it suffers from financial censorship far more than most businesses. When Paypal stopped servicing Pornhub models, the company hinted it might turn to digital currency as an alternative and now this has been accomplished with the Tether stablecoin USDT. […]

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New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on Tether

New Stablecoins Commence a Fresh Assault on TetherCan any stablecoin topple tether? In 2019, the answer to that question was an emphatic ‘No.’ Despite a string of stablecoins being released onto the market, tether (USDT) increased its grip on the cryptoconomy’s fiat supply, racking up $127B of on-chain volume on Ethereum alone. This year, the king of stablecoins faces a renewed assault […]

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Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Refiled in New District

Bitfinex ‘Copycat’ Lawsuit Withdrawn and Then Re-filed in New DistrictIfinex Inc, parent firm of Bitfinex, finds its ongoing legal troubles further complicated as a November lawsuit has been withdrawn by the plaintiff and refiled in a new district. The company, whose close affiliations with both the Bitfinex crypto exchange and stablecoin Tether have continually raised suspicion, now faces at least three ongoing legal battles. […]

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Stablecoins Are Crypto’s Version of Fractional Reserve Banking

Stablecoins Are Crypto's Version of Fractional Reserve BankingStablecoins provide much sought after stability in the volatile crypto markets. They are sometimes even said to affect the price of bitcoin in drastic fashion. Tether (USDT) in particular continues to be widely scrutinized for this, with recent lawsuits about conflicts of interest and price manipulation being hotly contested. More important to dive into, however, […]

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Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total Supply

Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total SupplySince Tether’s (USDT) migration to other networks beside the BTC-based Omni protocol, significant shifts have taken place seeing the heavily-printed stablecoin rise to prominence also via Ethereum’s ERC20 standard and Tron’s TRC20 implementation. Ethereum-based USDT supply currently sits at over 2.2 billion tokens, while the Omni equivalent stands at around 1.5 billion. The Tron network […]

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PBOC Official: China’s Digital Yuan Won’t Be a Speculative Currency Like Bitcoin

PBoC Official: China’s Digital Yuan Won’t Be a Speculative Currency Like BitcoinAccording to recent statements by People’s Bank of China (PBOC) official Mu Changchun, the country’s digital yuan is ready for trials. The central bank digital currency (CBDC) will decidedly not be a speculative asset like bitcoin or stablecoins, and will not need a currency basket for backing, Changchun affirmed. Reactions to the announcement are varied, […]

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EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on LibraLibra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still […]

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Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in StablecoinsDoes the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency […]

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Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

Maker's Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai AnnouncementAccording to the CEO of the Maker Foundation, Rune Christensen, Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) will launch on November 18. On October 28, Maker’s stability fee was reduced by a ‘whale’ with roughly 94% of the voting power. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators Maker’s Multi-Collateral Dai Will Launch November 18 […]

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Cryptophyl Exchange Reveals Fiat On-Ramp to SLP Token Ecosystem

Cryptophyl Exchange Reveals Fiat On-Ramp to SLP Token EcosystemThe London-based exchange Cryptophyl is a trading platform focused on the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) and bitcoin cash (BCH) ecosystem. On October 29, the exchange announced the launch of the first fiat on-ramp to obtain well-known SLP tokens. Also read: Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on Nasdaq Purchasing SLP Tokens With […]

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Cred to Demo Global Merchant Solution at Blockchain Week Kick-Off

On Wednesday, October 30, Cred and the Universal Protocol Alliance will be hosting a live demonstration of a point-of-sale (PoS) device that enables purchases with cryptocurrency. Cred’s PoS financial operating system allows customers to utilize any crypto wallet for purchases at the PoS and will debut with bitcoin cash acceptance. Future versions of the Cred […]

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