Stablecoins

Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Drops Below 80% as Audit Controversy Lingers On

The total volume of stablecoins in circulation is closing in on the $20 billion mark, while the market-leading coin, USDT’s share of the total circulating supply continues to shrink, data from Coinmetrics shows. According to the data, USDT now accounts for an estimated at 80% of total supply, and the majority of the coins are …

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Cambridge University’s Third Crypto Study Records 101 Million Cryptocurrency Users Worldwide

The University of Cambridge and the school’s Centre for Alternative Finance has published the third “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study.” The 71-page in-depth study examines the current growth of the crypto industry, mining, offchain activity, crypto asset user profiling, regulation, and security. The September 2020 third edition of the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study concentrates on four …

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The Genesis of BCH Tokenization: Over 10,000 SLP Tokens Built on Bitcoin Cash

This week Bitcoin Cash fans have been discussing the milestone of over 10,000 Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens created since the infrastructure was first introduced. Moreover, tokens built on Bitcoin Cash are nearing 1 million transactions to-date. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community members have noticed there are now 10,679 SLP tokens created since the Simple Ledger …

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Origin Debuts OUSD, a Stablecoin That Works Like a Savings Account

Peer-to-peer commerce company Origin is announcing Origin Dollars, or OUSD, a stablecoin whose reserves leverage decentralized finance (DeFi) so that balances grow wherever it resides, no staking or account required. “One thing we’ve all seen in DeFi is a much smaller audience gets it. The barrier to entry is much higher,” Matthew Liu, Origin’s cofounder, …

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US Banks Can Now Hold Reserves for Stablecoin Issuers, Says Federal Banking Regulator

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Monday published a letter clarifying that national banks and federal savings associations can now hold reserves for stablecoin issuers in the country. According to the OCC’s interpretive letter, reserve accounts can either be funded through deposits from stablecoin issuers or deposits from individual stablecoin …

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SEC, OCC Issue First Regulatory Clarifications for Stablecoins

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has published fresh guidance, officially clarifying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in the U.S. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published stablecoin guidance Monday, providing the first detailed national guidance on how …

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What Is DeFi?

DeFi is short for “decentralized finance,” an umbrella term for a variety of financial applications in cryptocurrency or blockchain geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries. DeFi draws inspiration from blockchain, the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin, which allows several entities to hold a copy of a history of transactions, meaning it isn’t controlled by a …

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Checking In With Terra, the Korean Stablecoin Firm Bringing Online Shoppers to Crypto

You’re going to have to wait a little longer for the liquidity mining–powered savings account from Korean stablecoin maker Terra.  The savings account’s returns will be based on various proof-of-stake currencies, plus additional yield over the first five years in the form of its growth token. The system is called Anchor and was originally expected …

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The Crypto Firms Collaborating on a Swiss Franc Stablecoin

The folks building the next generation of digital money in Switzerland understand the need to collaborate. Stablecoins, digital tokens pegged one-to-one to the Swiss franc (CHF) in this case, are a prime example. SEBA Bank and Sygnum Bank, the two B2B players that hold banking licenses from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and that …

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‘No Other Option but More Collateral’: The Short- (and Long-) Term Fixes for Dai’s Broken Peg

Takeaways: As traders gobble up stablecoins for yield farming, demand for MakerDAO’s dai (DAI) has sent the stablecoin’s peg skyward. The yield farming demand continues to put pressure on dai’s $1 peg, which has been under consistent stress since Black Thursday when market volatility sent dai’s price to $1.10. MakerDAO’s community is debating some tweaks …

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