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Senator Elizabeth Warren refers to cryptocurrency industry as a “new shadow bank”

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, one of the most outspoken cryptocurrency critics in Congress, has dubbed the cryptocurrency industry the “new shadow bank.” Warren told the New York Times on Sunday that the cryptocurrency industry provides “many of the same services” as shadow banks. But that it still lacks “consumer protections or financial stability that […]

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According ECB official, digital euro offers better privacy protections than private stablecoins

Fabio Panetta, a European Central Bank executive board member. Argued that a digital euro offers better privacy protections than privately issued stablecoins. Panetta chastised private companies’ profit motives. Stating that it is in their commercial interests to collect massive amounts of data on their users. The board member told the Financial Times, “We are not […]

SBI Launches ‘Digital Token Issuance Platform’ on Corda Blockchain

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings has unveiled a platform that will enable companies. And regional government agencies to issue “digital tokens” through the Corda blockchain network of the American firm R3. The company said by an official statement its platform is named S Coin. The solution is intended for businesses, it said. But SBI has […]

Stablecoin Tether Outperformed XRP as 3rd Largest Cryptocurrency

Tether’s USDT in market capitalization has just surpassed XRP. Becoming the third-biggest cryptocurrency in the moments leading to the bitcoin halving. Sitting with an $8.79 billion market value, it is now higher than XRP, whose market cap is approximately $8.6 billion. Currently, USDT is second only to Ether (ETH) as the largest altcoin in the […]

MakerDAO governance approves USDC stablecoin as collateral

MakerDAO Governance Approves USDC Stablecoin as Collateral

The MakerDAO governance has approved the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin as the third collateral type accepted in the Maker Protocol, according to a community post on March 17. The decision was put to an extraordinary executive vote outside of the usual weekly schedule, with the aim of urgently increasing DAI liquidity following last week’s market […]

BitFinex launches tether gold futures trading after it hit $21m market cap

BitFinex Launches Tether Gold Futures Trading After It Hit $21M Market Cap

Major cryptocurrency exchange BitFinex, the sister exchange of stablecoin firm Tether, has rolled out futures trading for Tether’s new gold-backed coin. Starting on 6th March, BitFinex users can trade futures contracts on Tether Gold (XAUT) against Tether (USDT), a widely-known and controversial stablecoin pegged to the United States dollar. The new feature is only available […]

defi leader makerdao partners with simplex

DeFi Giant MakerDAO Partners with Simplex to Build a DAI Fiat On-Ramp

Major decentralized finance (DeFi) player MakerDAO (MKR) partnered with payment processor Simplex to create a fiat on-ramp for its DAI decentralized stablecoin. According to the 3rd March’s announcement, the partnership makes it possible to buy DAI with the credit and debit cards of Simplex’s partner firms. Maker’s business development representative in Europe, Gustav Arentoft, said: […]

Bank of England warns crypto adoption may impact credit creation

Bank of England Warns Crypto Adoption May Impact Credit Creation

Jon Cuncliffe, the deputy governor for the financial stability of the United Kingdom’s central bank, the Bank of England (BoE), has warned that the crypto adoption may weaken or eliminate bank credit issuance. In a speech delivered to the London School of Economics on Feb 28, Cunliffe predicted that the integration of stablecoins on social […]

Ripple says stablecoins could be created on XRP ledger

Ripple Says Stablecoins Could be Created on XRP Ledger

Blockchain-based financial services network RippleNet provides a safe, convenient, and easy-to-use wallet for holders of the cryptocurrency XRP, and the features to their system’s ledger may be expanding. RippleNet has been developed significantly since it was created in 2012. The system’s users have long had the ability to perform transactions on a decentralized ledger. Soon […]

Tether CTO to tell the story of USDT

Tether CTO to Tell the Story of USDT Stablecoin at Upcoming Conference

Amid ongoing lawsuits surrounding controversial stablecoin Tether (USDT), the company’s CTO plans to detail the asset’s background at an upcoming conference. BitFinex & Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino is slated to recount “the story of Tether’s inception and success” in the keynote speech at the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit in London on March 10, a statement […]