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Multinational financial services company Wells Fargo has been accused of hypocrisy over its seemingly confused stance on crypto assets. Whereas the firm has previously stated that it does not allow transactions involving cryptocurrency, it now appears that the financial giant is experimenting with its own digital currency. The third largest bank in the US announced…
Stablecoins launched atop the Ethereum blockchain are growing better than Venmo, according to blockchain research firm TradeBlock. The New York company measured and combined the volumes of five Ethereum-based stablecoins – Dai, Gemini Dollar, Paxos, USD Coin, and Tether – between Q1/2018 and Q1/2019. The first fiscal quarters showed slight growths in their net transactions. But…
The late Pablo Escobar is infamous for a number of reasons but crypto has not been among them, until now. An ICO for a dollar pegged stablecoin has been launched by the brother of the drug lord and Colombian cult hero in an effort to impeach US president Donald Trump. Anti-Trump ESCOBAR ICO Gathers Momentum…
Once up a time there was crypto and fiat. If you wanted to trade in altcoins you had to first buy Bitcoin. Tether changed all that when it came onto the scene on Bitfinex in 2015, today there are a slew of stablecoins all competing for supremacy. USDC Listed on Binance The controversy surrounding Tether…
Global provider of secure financial messaging services, SWIFT, has ousted the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) from its financial banking system. The US-led sanctions will make it difficult for Iran to settle its international deals. In response, the authorities in Iran have accelerated the development of their state-backed national digital currency. Central Bank of Iran’s…
Tether Limited, the issuer of stablecoin Tether (USDT) wholly-owned by Bitfinex, has opened a bank account with Bahamas-based Deltec Bank. The move follows a long process of due diligence review of the company, including the ability to maintain the USD peg at any moment in time, the announcement says. Deltec Accepts Tether as Client After Long Due…
A mass exodus from the most popular dollar-pegged stablecoin Tether (USDT) has led to its devaluation against peer stablecoins. USDT on Monday broke away from its historically tight link with the US Dollar to touch 85 cents across multiple crypto-exchanges. As a result, a substantial USDT volume shifted to other cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, raising their…
In spite of depressed prices and an absence of liquidity and volume in the crypto market, stablecoins, cryptocurrencies tied to the value of a non-volatile asset, have become the flavor of the month. OKCoin Founder Star Xu Announces Chinese Yuan-Backed Crypto OKGroup founder Star Xu, who was reportedly the subject of a Shanghai Municipal Police…
A Swiss-based asset management firm, Tiberius Group AG, is introducing a new product to the crypto markets: metal backed tokens. The new product will be a digital token that is backed by seven metals and will be first offered to prospective investors starting on October 1. The new token – called the Tiberius Coin –…
Boston-based Circle Internet Financial Ltd., creator of the popular retail crypto trading app Circle Invest, has announced that it’s following the lead of other exchanges by launching its own U.S.-dollar backed stablecoin. USD Coin: Circle Introduces New Dollar Backed Stablecoin The Goldman Sachs-backed Circle announced the move just days after revealing that new assets were…