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ERC20 Tether Transactions Flip Their Omni Equivalent

Ethereum Tether Transactions Flip Omni-Based USDT TransactionsCrypto enthusiasts have noticed that the Ethereum blockchain has come awfully close to reaching capacity due to the added transactions stemming from the Tether (USDT) network. The transaction count since mid-August shows the ERC20 version of tether has surpassed the original version that uses BTC. ERC20 tether transactions cost users more than $260,000 in the […]

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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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Stablecoins Are Threatened by These Two Major Issues

On the heels of recent commentary from the published correspondence between Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd, SEC senior advisor Valerie Szczepanik explained at Austin’s SXSW conference that stablecoins may be violating current securities laws. Also read: Payglobal Provides Cryptocurrency to Fiat Transfers With Existing Bank Cards Stablecoins May […]

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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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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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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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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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Circle’s USDC Stablecoin Added to Coinbase

The global cryptocurrency exchange based out of San Francisco, Coinbase, has announced the firm will now support Circle’s USDC stablecoin on its exchange and brokerage service platforms. Coinbase believes that blockchain-based digital dollars like USDC provide many benefits to the cryptocurrency market ecosystem. Also read: Bitpay Announces Stablecoin Support for Merchant Settlement Coinbase and the USDC […]

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Markets Update: Stable Cryptocurrencies and Unstable Pegged Coins

Since our last markets update, cryptocurrencies have been steadily moving sideways as traders are patiently waiting for the next big move. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, bitcoin core has been hovering between $6,400-6,550, while bitcoin cash has been coasting along around $425-500 per coin. The market capitalization of all 2,000+ cryptocurrencies hasn’t budged much over the […]

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The Fall of Tether and What It Means for the Cryptocurrency Markets

The Fall of Tether and What It Means for the Cryptocurrency MarketsThe demise of Tether has been a car crash in slow motion. An unswervable event that has played out over the course of months, it has reached a crescendo in the past 24 hours, with tether slipping significantly from its dollar peg. It is possible, perhaps even probable, that it will regain parity with the […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Coinbase to Hire 130, EF Hutton Backs Acex Exchange

In cryptocurrency exchange news, Coinbase plans to hire 130 additional staff at its New York office by the end of 2019, a recently announced exchange which will be backed EF Hutton has declared that it will launch before January 2019, and Digifinex has announced that it will replace its USDT pairings for TUSD. Also Read: Growing […]

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‘Crypto-Accessibility’ – Panda Exchange Expands Crypto-to-Fiat Trading Markets

'Crypto-Accessibility' - Panda Exchange Expands Crypto-to-Fiat Trading MarketsThis week Panda Exchange, a cryptocurrency trading platform, led by the Colombian team Panda Group and CEO Arley Lozano, announced that Panda users now have access to EUR fiat market for residents who live in member countries of the SEPA. Panda Exchange has been expanding quite a bit this year and just recently opened a […]

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An In-Depth Look at the Cryptocurrency Economy’s ‘Stablecoin’ Trend

An In-Depth Look at the Cryptocurrency Economy's 'Stablecoin' TrendBack in the early days, cryptocurrency enthusiasts used to laugh at the thought of a stable cryptocurrency pegged to a specific fiat currency like the US dollar. Although nowadays things have changed and the digital currency tether (USDT) captures more cryptocurrency trade volume than most of the leading nation-state issued fiat currencies like the USD […]

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Stablecoins Gaining Popularity in India to Minimize Central Bank’s Impact

Stablecoins Gaining Popularity in India to Minimize Central Bank’s ImpactA growing number of cryptocurrency exchanges in India are adding stablecoins such as trueusd (TUSD) and tether (USDT) to their platforms. They are part of the solutions exchanges have come up with in order to minimize the impact of the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Indian Exchange Zebpay Enables Trueusd (TUSD) Stablecoin Trading

Indian Exchange Zebpay Enables Trueusd (TUSD) Stablecoin TradingOne of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in India, Zebpay, has enabled Trueusd (TUSD) trading, deposits and withdrawals. The dollar-pegged stablecoin is offered as an alternative to fiat trading which is problematic under the Indian central bank’s ban. Also Read: The Daily: New Education Centers, Vietnamese Ask for Fraudster’s Extradition Zebpay Enables Trueusd Mumbai-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange […]

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Bittrex Launches USD Fiat Trading

Bittrex Launches USD Fiat TradingBittrex has finally introduced fiat currency support. The US exchange, which was established in 2013, subsisted with tether as its USD surrogate until recently, before adding another stablecoin, TrueUSD, a couple of months ago. Around the same time, its CEO Bill Shihara revealed that the platform would be adding USD pairs and today they went […]

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