Demand for widely used euro stablecoin is huge, says DeFi expert

The market capitalization of Tether (USDT), a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, is currently over $65 billion. USD Coin (USDC), another stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar, clocks in near $55 billion. Some reports estimate that the total market cap of dollar-backed stablecoins is over $160 billion. Despite this success of dollar-based stablecoins, there has not … Read more

Tether continues to reduce commercial paper in sharp reduction since March

Tether is reducing its commercial paper holdings on pace with plans, the stablecoin company reported Friday. It has reached the target sum of $8.4 billion in commercial paper, as per intentions first disclosed last month, and will continue to reduce its holdings in the immediate future.  On July 31, $5 billion of Tether’s commercial paper … Read more

EU agrees on MiCA regulation to crack down on crypto and stablecoins

Officials from the European Union (EU) have agreed on a landmark law that will make life tougher for crypto issuers and service providers under a new single regulatory framework.  Stefan Berger, European Parliament member and rapporteur for the MiCA regulation — the person appointed to report on proceedings related to the bill — broke the … Read more

Circle Partners With New York Community Bancorp — Bank to Custody USDC Reserves – Finance Bitcoin News

Circle Internet Financial has revealed a usd coin custody partnership with the American bank holding company New York Community Bancorp (NYCB). Under the agreement, NYCB’s subsidiary, New York Community Bank, will become a custodian for the company’s stablecoin reserves. Circle Partners With New York Community Bancorp On Tuesday, Circle announced that it is collaborating with … Read more

Double bubble? Terra’s defunct ‘unstablecoin’ suddenly climbs 800% in one week

Terra’s $40-billion experiment to create a functional “algorithmic stablecoin” project has failed drastically following its collapse in May. Nonetheless, its native stablecoin TerraClassicUSD (USTC), earlier called TerraUSD (UST), has been thriving in the past week. Dead stablecoin walking To recap, UST lost its U.S. dollar peg in May following mass withdrawals from Anchor Protocol, a lending … Read more

Terra’s LUNA2 skyrockets 70% in nine days despite persistent sell-off risks

The price of Terra (LUNA2) has recovered sharply nine days after falling to its historic lows of $1.62.  On June 27, LUNA2’s rate reached $2.77 per token, thus chalking up a 70% recovery when measured from the said low. Still, the token traded 77.35% lower than its record high of $12.24, set on May 30. … Read more

Swiss National Bank exec: Regulators may favor centralized stablecoins after Terra crisis

Swiss National Bank (SNB) deputy head Thomas Muser talked to Cointelegraph editor Aaron Wood and discussed the ongoing trends in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, and regulations, during the recently concluded European Blockchain Convention (EBC) 2022. Talking about the innovation and adoption of private stablecoins and plans of central banks regarding the CBDC launch, … Read more

China’s BSN chair calls Bitcoin Ponzi, stablecoins ‘fine if regulated’

Amid the Chinese government continuing to celebrate the massive decline of cryptocurrency markets this year, one key local blockchain expert has referred to crypto as a “Ponzi scheme.” Yifan He, CEO of Red Date Technology, a major tech firm involved in the development of China’s major blockchain project, the Blockchain Service Network (BSN), has penned … Read more

CBDC may threat stablecoins, not Bitcoin: ARK36 exec

Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) do not pose any direct threat to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) but are still associated with risks in relation to stablecoins, one industry executive believes. According to Mikkel Morch, executive director at the digital asset hedge fund ARK36, a state-backed digital currency like the U.S. dollar doesn’t necessarily have to … Read more

Tether to launch GBPT stablecoin pegged to British pound sterling

Major stablecoin company Tether is expanding its stablecoin offering with a new cryptocurrency pegged to the British pound sterling (GBP). Tether officially announced on June 22 that its upcoming GBP-pegged stablecoin, GBPT, will launch in early July and will initially support the Ethereum blockchain. GBPT will be a stable digital currency pegged on the 1:1 … Read more