Stablecoin

Facebook-Backed Crypto Project Diem Moves to US, Unveils New Launch Plan

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Facebook-backed cryptocurrency project Diem, formerly Libra, is moving from Switzerland to the U.S. In collaboration with Silvergate Bank, the association, which oversees the development of the diem cryptocurrency, has unveiled a new launch plan.</strong> Facebook-Backed Stablecoin Has New Launch Plan The Diem Association announced Wednesday a partnership between Diem Networks U.S. and …

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Accenture and Digital Dollar Foundation to trial United States CBDC this year

Fortune 500 company Accenture has teamed up with Digital Dollar Foundation to conduct Central Bank Digital Currency, or CBDC, trials in the United States. Announced on Monday, May 3, the newly formed Digital Dollar Project will carry out five CBDC pilot programs over the next 12 months. The project’s objective is to generate data to …

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The way of the stablecoin: A journey toward stability, trust and decentralization

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies have opened the doors to a whole new world of finance. In their most basic form, cryptocurrencies allow people to transact in a fully trustless, transparent and efficient manner, cutting out the centralized intermediaries and counterparty risk previously associated with digital money transfers.  Thanks to blockchain technology, value can now …

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Europe awaits implementation of regulatory framework for crypto assets

The global landscape of crypto-asset regulations is diverse and, even though it is getting more complex, many regulators are still choosing to wait and see how this space develops and what others will do. Right now, all eyes are on the European Union and its bespoke approach to regulating crypto assets. As part of an …

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Got crypto? Here are 3 debit cards that let you spend your stack

As blockchain technology and the public’s awareness of cryptocurrency continues to grow, a range of new use cases a coming to market and enhancing the efficacy of legacy financial systems. Despite its many applications, the original use case for Bitcoin (BTC) as a medium of exchange remains one of the most fundamental applications of blockchain …

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Decentralization is the final frontier for CBDCs

As central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, continue to garner mainstream traction across the global financial landscape in recent years, almost all central banks are actively researching the benefits and risks of offering a digital currency to the public. In its most basic sense, a CBDC is a digital form of fiat money, backed by …

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OCC Grants Crypto Firm Paxos ‘Conditional Approval’ for US Bank Charter

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The digital currency and stablecoin issuer Paxos has been granted conditional approval for a bank charter under the Paxos National Trust in New York. The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a preliminary conditional approval which means the regulating entity still has to authorize the firm’s future banking plans.</strong> …

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DMCC strikes deal to build blockchain-based precious metals refinery in Dubai

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre — a free trade zone established by the Dubai Government — has signed a sale and purchase agreement with REIT Development to construct a 100,000 square foot precious metals refinery. According to a DMCC release on Wednesday, the precious metal refinery and storage facility will be the largest in the Gulf …

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China Calls Bitcoin and Stablecoins ‘Investment Alternatives’ for the First Time Since Crypto Crackdown

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>After the well-known crypto crackdown launched by the Chinese government four years ago, it seems there is now a change in the tone from the country’s central bank. At least that’s what has been suggested recently by the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC).</strong> Central Bank Clarifies Its Regulatory …

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Kenyan Fintech Startup to Use Stablecoins to Transfer Universal Basic Income Payments to African Refugees

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Kotani Pay, a Kenya based digital currency on and off-ramp service provider, has entered into an agreement wherein it will enable the transfer of universal basic income (UBI) payments to African refugees. Working in conjunction with the Refugee Integration Organisation (RIO) and Impact Market, the fintech start-up, which uses the Celo blockchain, …

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