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A stablecoin (or stable coin), as its name indicates, is a stable cryptocurrency designed to be resistant to the type of price volatility synonymous with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether.
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What is stablecoin? In terms of what we measure the "stability". Understand stablecoin in different features. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Bitpay Now Supports Binance's Stablecoin For Global Payments
Binance and Bitpay have partnered to enable consumers and merchants to access Binance stablecoin.

Canadian Dollar Stablecoin QCAD Launched for Mass Market
Canada Stablecorp Inc. has launched a new regulated Canadian Dollar stablecoin called “QCAD”.

Global Currency Organization Launches New USD Stablecoin USDD
The Global Currency Organization (GCO) has launched a new USDD token, a US dollar-backed stablecoin, intended for revenue sharing in institutions.

Stablecoin Reserves May Be Held in National Banks, US Treasury Office Provides Insight
The OCC announced that national banks and federal savings associations could hold reserves for customers with stablecoin assets.

Thai Central Bank Issues Stern Warning about Thai Baht Digital (THT) Stablecoin
The Bank of Thailand is warning citizens against using the illegal THT stablecoin.

Tether becomes First Stablecoin to be Integrated into Algorand 2.0 Blockchain
Tether, a reputable stablecoin provider, has incorporated its U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin USDT into Algorand’s blockchain ecosystem. Tether’s presence on Algorand will facilitate block confirmation in less than four seconds and transaction fees will be a fraction of a cent.

Ethereum Continues to Grow with the Majority of Stablecoin Projects Leveraging its Network
Ryan Watkins, a researcher at Messari, believes that the numerous stablecoin protocol experiments on the Ethereum network are impressive.

Tether Launches Stablecoin Backed by Offshore Chinese Yuan
Reported in late August, Tether had made plans to add a new stablecoin pegged to the Chinese Yuan, named “CNHT.”

Tether Plans to Issue Stablecoin Backed by Chinese Yuan
Tether has been reportedly working on a new stablecoin pegged to the Chinese Yuan. The stablecoin project named “CNHT” came from the intention of Zhao Dong, one of the shareholders of the Bitfinex crypto exchange.

US Lawmakers Want STABLE Act to Force Stablecoin Issuers to Secure Bank Charters
US lawmakers have introduced a new bill to Congress seeking to impose federal control over the entire stablecoin industry and would mandate issuers to secure bank charters.

Pickle Finance DeFi Protocol Loses $19.7 Million In DAI Stablecoin in “Massive” Hack
Pickle Finance becomes the latest DeFi Protocol to suffer from hacking, losing almost $20 million in DAI stablecoin.

Stablecoins Could Threaten Monetary Sovereignty and Financial Stability, Says ECB’s Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has highlighted that stablecoins could pose a serious threat to monetary sovereignty and financial stability.

Hong Kong Resumes Discussion on Stablecoin Regulation, Offering 5 Options to the Public
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a discussion paper in which it is soliciting the public’s contributions to its proposed regulatory approach to digital currencies and stablecoins.

US Treasury Department Warns Regulators of Potential Risks of Digital Assets
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) of the US Treasury Department has released its annual report with a crucial warning of digital assets disruption.

MAS Seeks to Ban All Forms of Crypto Credits in Singapore
The Monetary Authority of Singapore wants crypto service providers to avoid issuing credits for consumers to trade crypto

Stablecoins Pose Risks to Financial Stability: Yellen
The instability of the UST stablecoin has pushed the United States Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, to advocate for introducing a tighter regulatory framework to govern the entire stablecoin offshoot of the crypto ecosystem.

US CFTC Holds Meeting on Stablecoins Joined by Paxos, MakerDAO and JPM Coin Executives
The United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held a meeting earlier this week to study the potential impact of the stablecoin industry. The derivatives regulator met with stablecoin industry experts to understand its future implications.

UK Finance Ministry Proposes Safety Net Measures against Stalling Stablecoins
The proposals presented by the British finance ministry are aimed to mitigate risks related to stablecoins amid the recent TerraUSD de-pegging fiasco.

Fed Governor Warns ECB Forum that Libra Risks are Immense
The Governor of the Federal Reserve, Lael Brainard warned a European Central Bank (ECB) forum in Germany, that the risks posed by the potential mainstream adoption of the Facebook proposed stablecoin Libra, are too immense.

UK Treasury Drafting Private Stablecoin Regulations and Researching CBDC with BoE
The United Kingdom’s Treasury Department has announced it is drafting private stablecoin regulation while it continues central bank digital currency (CBDC) research.

Privately Issued, Regulated Digital Crypto Might Better than CBDC, Says Australian Central Bank
Australian central bank boss admits that private digital tokens could be better and their benefits will be enhanced if regulatory arrangements are made right.

Singapore's MAS to Open Public Consultation on Stablecoins Soon
Singapore’s apex bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), is ramping up plans to open up discussions with the public for stablecoin regulations.

IMF to Play a Crucial Role in Monitoring Digital Money Evolution
The IMF is set to play a crucial role in monitoring the advancement of digital currencies.

Japanese Lawmakers to Introduce New Bill, Empowering Crypto Seizure
In a bid to strengthen its regulatory landscape, Japanese lawmakers are reportedly looking forward to amending the Act on Punishment of Organized Crimes and Control of Proceeds of Crime (1999)

Canada's Federal Government Begins Consultations on Digital Currency
The federal government of Canada announced in a budget address that it has started discussions on cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and central bank digital currencies.

OCC Head Brian Brooks Testifies Before Senate On Cryptocurrency and Stablecoins
The OCC Boss, Brian Brooks has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee about the growing use of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins in the country

FTX Shares 10-Point Regulatory Proposals to American Congress
Cryptocurrency trading platform FTX Derivatives Exchange has published a 10-point regulatory proposal, aims at helping American regulators to provide better regulatory oversight of the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem.

BoE's Committee Recommends Taking a Closer Look on Crypto Regulation
In its latest Financial Stability Report, the Financial Planning Committee (FPC), an offshoot of the Bank of England has recommended pushing for an ‘enhanced’ regulatory framework.

Bitfinex and Tether's Appeal Rejected by New York Judge
Judge Cohen reportedly decided to give a 90-day extension to the case, which will give the New York Attorney General’s office to continue investigating. Judge Cohen also dismissed Bitfinex and Tether’s motion to appeal after the ruling.

EU Plans to Bar Interest Payments on Deposits in Stablecoins
Patrick Hansen, the head of Strategy at DeFi startup, Unstoppable Finance, said the expected MiCA bill could come as early as this month’s ending.

Acting OCC Comptroller Urges Regulators to Collaborate with Crypto Intermediaries
Michael J. Hsu, the Acting Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has advocated that regulators should collaborate with major crypto intermediaries in order to get a grasp of how the ecosystem functions.

UK Treasury Doubles Down on Stablecoin Regulations in New Bill
Zahawi presented the Financial Services and Markets Bill to the members of Parliament on Wednesday with a proposal to regulate stablecoins and "digital settlement assets" as a form of payment assets in the UK.

G7 Reports Stablecoins Like Libra Threaten Financial Security
According to the BBC, the G7 group of nations has drafted a report outlining nine major risks that digital currencies, such as Facebook’s proposed Libra, pose to the global financial system.

U.S. Financial Regulators Warn Crypto Firms to Tighten Stablecoin AML Risk Controls
U.S. regulators have issued a strict warning on money laundering risks associated with stablecoins and has warned providers to tighten AML protections and controls.

House Stablecoin Bill to Seek Two-year Ban on Issuing New Algorithmic Stablecoins
U.S. House of Representatives is drafting a new bill to impose a two-year ban on issuing new algorithmic stablecoins similar to TerraUSD (UST), according to Bloomberg.

Bank of England Solicits Funds to Enhance Crypto Crackdown
The Bank of England, through the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), is looking to raise as much as £321 million ($419 million) from the commercial institutions as it is planning to shore up its regulatory efforts in the digital currency ecosystem.

ECB Publishes New Stablecoin-Featured Framework for Overseeing Payments
The European Central Bank (ECB) has released a new framework geared towards overseeing all forms of electronic payments in the region, including those bordering on stablecoins.

European Central Bank Encourages Clear Regulatory Structure for Stablecoins to Reap the Benefits While Minimizing Potential Risks
The European Central Bank (ECB) published an in-depth report on global stablecoins, focusing on highlighting the requirement for clear regulatory parameters for stablecoins, and the risks it may pose to financial stability. The ECB suggests that a “robust regulatory framework” must be established to address risks before its benefits could be explored.

UK to Unveil Plans for Crypto Regulation, Eyeing Stablecoins
According to CNBC, the U.K. government will announce a cryptocurrency regulatory regime in the next few weeks, with a focus on stablecoins, and the details of the plan are still being actively discussed.

Will Crypto Assets Have a Future in Russia After All? State Duma Passes DFA Bill
The State Duma of Russia passed a law regarding digital financial assets (DFA) in the financial bill’s third reading, which determined the fate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Janet Yellen Urges Regulators to Move Fast on Regulating Stablecoin Rules
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed top US financial regulators to speed up regulations of stablecoin cryptocurrencies.

EU Agreement on MiCA May Not Favor Stablecoins
After much deliberation and compromises from the European Commission, Assembly, and Council, a final agreement that builds the comprehensive framework for the digital currency ecosystem has finally been made

OCC Says US Banks Can Use Blockchains and Stablecoins in Bank Payments
According to the OCC, regulated banks in the US can leverage stablecoins to conduct payments as well as participate as validator nodes on blockchain networks called INVNs.

Japan’s Financial Regulator Proposes New Legislations, Limiting Stablecoin Issuance to Banks
Japan’s FSA is working on a legislation that is set to be introduced next year. The regulations seek to make it only wire transfer companies and banks can issue stablecoins.

Russian Policy Boss Wants to Block Cryptocurrencies, Says They Are Difficult to Regulate
Anatoly Aksakov, head of the State Duma Financial Market Committee, stated that the country should explore other options for crypto regulation.

Crypto Regulation Takes New Leap as European Council Adopts MiCA
The European Union is drawing closer to adopting the comprehensive Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation as the European Council has passed the framework.

European Parliament Ratifies MiCA Framework in Landslide Vote
The long-awaited Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation has just scaled through the European Parliament as MPs voted massively in favour of the bill.l

Bitfinex and Tether Claim Lawsuit Allegations of Market Manipulation are Baseless
BitFinex and Tether have officially spoken out against what they are describing as a baseless lawsuit, designed to undermine the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Five EU Member States Take Position Against Stablecoins
Five members of the 27-member European Union Bloc has urged the body to pass regulations to stiffen the emergence and existence of stablecoins in the region

Lemonade to Offer Blockchain-Powered Climate Insurance for Farmers in Emerging Markets
American insurance company Lemonade has revealed the formation of Lemonade Crypto Climate Coalition which will offer blockchain-enabled climate insurance to the most vulnerable farmers across the globe.

Dai Stablecoin Reaches 100 Million in Debt Ceiling – An All-Time-High
The Dai (DAI) stablecoin reached the protocol’s built-in debt ceiling of 100 million as there has been 100 million Dai tokens minted. The nearly two-year-old stablecoin project had an original debt ceiling of 50 million, which was raised to 100 million in July 2018.

European Central Bank Plans to Take the Lead on Stablecoins
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has urged the ECB to take the lead regarding stablecoins, citing increased interests in the space from central banks in Britain, Canada, and China.

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Supports HKMA's Risk-Based Approach to Regulate Stablecoins
The FinTech Association of Hong Kong said that it is in principle supportive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's January discussion paper on crypto assets and stablecoins.

Mauritius Jumps on Digital Currency Bandwagon
The issuance of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) has been making airwaves with nations, such as China, leading the hype. The Bank of Mauritius, the central bank of the Republic of Mauritius, seeks to join this bandwagon based on an announcement that it wants to introduce a digital currency.

Paxos’ Blockchain Settlement Platform Goes Live with Settling Credit Suisse and Instinet Trades
New York-regulated stablecoin issuer, Paxos, launched its blockchain-based settlement platform, after announcing the service in late 2019. The new service enables settlement of US-listed equity trades between broker-dealers Swiss financial services firm Credit Suisse and Nomura Group-backed Instinet.

Switzerland’s Sygnum Crypto Bank Launches Swiss Franc-Backed Stablecoin to Facilitate Trading of Financial Assets
Sygnum, a Swiss-based crypto bank, has launched a fiat-based stable coin, DCHF token, tied to the Swiss Franc, in an effort to increase transaction efficiency by enabling faster payment when trading financial assets.

Libra Faces Competition as Celo Foundation Hands Out First Grants Expanding the Use of its Platform
Libra has been facing some competition as the Celo Foundation has awarded its first grants of $700,000 in total to 13 projects that expand the use of its platform.

Terra-Based Anchor Protocol Hits $12b in Total UST Deposits
Anchor Protocol, a lending and borrowing protocol built atop the Terra blockchain network, its total UST stablecoins deposit has hit 12 billion, a show of the massive embrace it is currently receiving from the Terra ecosystem.

Banks Are Increasingly Starting to Offer Cryptocurrency Services in 2020
Banks have increased their interest in cryptocurrencies. Many of them have decided to join the cryptocurrency market, either by offering investments in cryptocurrency or by exploiting the capabilities of blockchain technology, which is already used in various areas with financial services.

Marketlend Launches New Stablecoin Against the Australian Dollar for Security Token Purchasing
Marketlend creates a digital currency to be backed by the Australian dollars to create a secondary market for corporate loans prompting a means through which assets can be tokenized over the blockchain.

Fusion Hacked? CEO Says That 10M FSN Tokens are Gone
The blockchain-based financial platform, Fusion Network has announced a compromised wallet on Sept. 28. The Fusion swap wallet compromise resulted in a theft of 10 million native FSN tokens.

Ethereum Co-Founder: Facebook Not Fit to be Libra’s Driving Force
Joseph Lubin, Ethereum’s co-founder, has asserted that Facebook should not spearhead the Libra project based on the concerns raised about its reputation.

Crypto Tax Payments Permitted in Bermuda
Bermuda has started accepting tax payments using Circle's stablecoin known as USD Coin (USDC).

Tether Brings into Play Anti-Money Laundering Solutions with Chainalysis Tool
Tether, the most leveraged stablecoin provider based on market capitalization, has deployed a tool provided by Chainalysis, a blockchain analytical company, in its quest to have anti-money laundering (AML) compliance solutions

Recap on 2019 Blockchain Use Cases: Who Got Off the Ground?
A quick look at some of the most exciting blockchain use-cases of 2019.

Bruno Le Maire Insists He Cannot Support Facebook’s Libra
Since the social media giant, Facebook announced its plan to launch its digital currency known Libra, one critic has repeatedly made his opinion known. Bruno Le Maire cannot and will not support the stablecoin project.

G20 Agency Warns Countries of Systemic Risks Posed by Global Stablecoins
The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the G20 body that advises on ways to improve the global financial system, has published a study on the challenges, which stablecoins pose for the global economy. The FSB stated that regulatory frameworks have already covered several activities associated with stablecoins, although there are other risks that many national regulators could be left unprepared for.

Stablecoin and Its Potential Business Uses
Blockchain innovation has significantly changed the way we thought in the traditional financial sector. All of those concepts and business models, such as decentralization, cryptographic tokens, and digital ledger, also brought us more imaginations toward the future forms of money.

NYDFS Approved: Binance and Paxos New Stablecoin Collab & Paxos Gold-Backed Token
Crypto exchange giant Binance, and digital asset trust company Paxos recently announced their partnership to launch a USD-backed stablecoin. The announcement comes after the approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDPS). New York-based exchange and stablecoin operator, Paxos launched a gold-backed Ethereum-based token named Pax Gold (PAXG).

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency Research Unit Signs Deal with Huawei
The Chinese central bank, People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) Digital Currency Research Institute has signed an agreement with multinational telecommunications giant Huawei.

Luna Foundation Says Plans to Repay Terra Investors Thwarted by Litigation Woes
The plans to compensate affected Terra users is still far from reality.

Russia Collaborates With Other Countries to Setup Stablecoin Cross-border Clearing Platform
Russia is already working with several countries to establish clearing platforms for cross-border settlements of stablecoins, according to the state-backed TASS news agency.

Celsius Files for Permission to Sell Its Stablecoin Holdings
Celsius is seeking to generate liquidity through sales from its $23 million in stablecoin holdings.

FDIC to Offer Guidance on Crypto After it Understands its Associated Risks
FDIC's Martin Gruenberg said more guidance will be given to banks about crypto when it gains more understanding of its inherent risks

Bank of America Says Binance to Benefit from Increased Supply of Its Own Stablecoin
BAC has given more clarification on how Binance’s automatic conversion of other stablecoins could impact its business as well as its own BUSD stablecoin.

HUSD Stablecoin Drops 56% From Dollar Peg Following Huobi Delisting
According to CoinMarketCap, HUSD stablecoin has fallen massively from its $1 peg, dropping to a low of $0.32 following delisting from crypto exchange Huobi on Friday last week.

MoneyGram CEO Sees Stablecoin As Future of Payments as Service Needs Grow
Stablecoins provide low-cost and easily accessible digital payments across international borders.

Tether Regains $1 Peg
Tether (USDT) has regained its 1-to-1 peg with the dollar after briefly dropping to 94.55 cents, its lowest since December 2020.

South Korea Launches “Emergency” Inspection of Crypto Exchanges Following Terra Crash
To boost investor protection following the recent collapse of LUNA and TerraUSD (UST) tokens, financial authorities in South Korea have beefed up crypto exchange inspections.

April 23: ETH Eating The Stablecoin World
Will ETH-inspired rally continue to drive the market? Will oil stabilize despite a fundamental short-term storage environment with a popular flawed ETF product? Will halvening next month start getting the market excited? Bottom line: mixed messaging.

It is not just Liquidity, Huobi on Two Fair Metrics to Rank Crypto Exchanges
Ciara Sun, Head of Global Business Development & Partnerships at Huobi Group, has a wealth of experience in financial analysis, strategic consulting and corporate management from her previous roles with prestigious enterprises such as Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young. Sun sat down with Blockchain.News at the Blockshow Asia 2019 to discuss Huobi’s rising profile, China’s decentralized economy and what she considers fair metrics for ranking exchanges.

Paxos—Regulated and Rising above Trustless Tether and Lost Libra
In this second part of our interview with Cascarilla, he explains why the PAX stablecoin is ultimately superior to Tether and gives his thoughts on Facebook’s Libra project and the nature of money.

Bitfinex: The Crisis Tested Liquid Exchange King for Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading
During the March 12 stock market crash instigated by the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption to the world economy, cryptocurrency exchanges experienced a massive sell-off of Bitcoin and Ethereum. When the liquidation panic finally settled down, Bitfinex emerged as one of the few exchanges that had been able to take the extreme volatility in stride.

Binance CZ: We Have No Immediate Plans for a Chinese Yuan-Based Stablecoin
Recent announcements have created waves in the blockchain industry. Binance has been making its way around the world, enabling better adoption and an overall understanding of crypto. With China’s President Xi Jinping urging its nation to use blockchain technology and its development, how is Binance leveraging on new collaborations around the world?

Paxos—How the Global Financial Crisis Inspired the Creation of the NYDFS-Regulated Stablecoin
Charles Cascarilla is the CEO and co-founder of Paxos, a financial technology company working to modernize the financial system by digitizing and mobilizing assets. A traditional hedge fund manager and equity investor, Cascarilla was able to recognize the power of blockchain and the function it could have in revolutionizing the way trade is conducted and settled.

Circle's New APIs Simplify Complex Crypto Concepts For Mass Institutional Adoption
Circle Builds Layers of Simplicity over Complex Crypto Concepts for Business to Trigger Digital Adoption

WEF Proposes Interoperable Stablecoins as Building Blocks for a Sustainable Global Economy
Stablecoins and the technology underlying them will be the building blocks of a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient global financial system according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Digital Currency Growth Brings "Opportunities and Challenges": IMF
A recent report by the IMF says the current evolution in the crypto ecosystem presents both opportunities and challenges for the broader financial ecosystem

Visa CEO Says the Payment Giant Will Add Cryptocurrencies to Its Payments Network
Visa has come out in support of digital currencies and believes that cryptocurrencies have the potential to improve the value of digital payments and create more accessibility.

G20-Backed FSB Sets Out Roadmap for Stablecoins and CBDCs, Optimizing Cross-Border Payment System
The FSB, a G20-backed think tank, has cited the duo of government-issued CBDCs and stablecoins as key drivers in the pursuit of better cross-border payments.

Human Rights Advocates Urge U.S. Lawmakers to Concern Crypto, Saving Crumbling Currencies
A group of human rights advocates have urged U.S. Congress members to be concerned about the role of importance of cryptocurrencies against unstable economies whose local currencies are collapsing.

Facebook Moving Further Away From Libra, But Considering its Own Digital Token System
Facebook is now considering developing a system of digital tokens, pegged to different government-issued currencies including the US dollar and the euro. The new plan will still include Libra, although Libra Association, separately, will continue its work on the stablecoin pegged to a basket of global currencies.

Facebook’s Libra Launch Will Be Halted Until Proper Regulations Are Set, According to G7 Draft
A G7 statement showed that the financial leaders of the world’s seven largest economies will oppose the launch of Libra.

Libra Forms Governing Board Despite Shrinking Membership
The Libra Association has reaffirmed its commitment in creating a payments-oriented stablecoin, holding its inaugural meeting yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland.

US Congress Examines Draft Stablecoin Bill While Facebook Will Not Launch Libra Until US Regulators Approve
The United States Congress has been considering drafting a bill that argues that all managed stablecoins must be treated as investment contracts and hence are securities.

Calibra Head David Marcus Declares Libra as the Most Secure Payment Network
David Marcus, Head of Calibra, the digital wallet for Facebook’s Libra stablecoin explained at Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas about how the network aims to transform the traditional payments industry.

Why Facebook's Libra Is Not A Real Cryptocurrency
Facebook on Tuesday announced its Bitcoin rival called Libra, a cryptocurrency created by a Facebook subsidiary called Calibra that will be managed by an oversight body called the Libra Association. The Libra coin will not be available immediately, as the announcement only covers the vision and technology behind the Facebook blockchain. But the company says Libra will be private, mostly.

Most European Regulators Have Scrutinized Facebook's Libra, Except One: Who’s the Odd One Out?
Made up of more than two dozen companies and based in Geneva, a few of the founding members, including PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Stripe, Booking Holdings, and eBay, decided to leave the Libra project. A five-member board governance board was formed after the Libra Association reaffirmed its commitment by holding its inaugural meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct. 14.

Mastercard CEO Answers: The Reasons Behind Leaving Facebook’s Libra Association
Mastercard’s CEO, Ajay Banga, stated the reasons behind the company leaving Facebook’s Libra Association in an interview with the Financial Times. Having left the Libra Association in October last year alongside Visa and other firms, the Libra Association has seen eight firms quitting the project.

New Money Theory in Action: Circle's USDC Stablecoin
Circle is gearing up for 2020 with a renewed deep focus on stablecoins and the powerful potential they hold for people, enterprises, and governments globally.

USDC Issuer Circle Secures $400M Funding from Fidelity and BlackRock
Circle, the company behind USD Coin (USDC), has bagged funding worth $400 million from different players, including Fidelity Management, BlackRock Inc, and Research LLC, signalling traditional finance interest in the crypto space.

PayPal May Be Considering Launching Its Own Stablecoin
PayPal may be looking to launch its own stablecoins in the future, as it has been reportedly been meeting with stablecoin developers.

Stablecoin Issuer MakerDAO Invests $500m into U.S Treasuries & Corporate Bonds
The move is an attempt by MakerDAO to diversify its holdings by allocating $500 million for investment in U.S. short treasuries and corporate bonds.

Russia Plans to Use Digital Rouble In Settlements with China, Says Lawmaker
Russia used to resist legalizing crypto. However, it is now willing to embrace the use of cryptocurrency for cross-border payments due to geopolitical tensions.

Visa Developing Interoperable Transfers among CBDC Payments
Visa is rolling out a new interoperability feature facilitating digital currency payments among different parties. Visa aims to establish a bridge payment between digital currencies on the blockchain ecosystem.

Republic of Palau Partners with Ripple to develop National Digital Currency Strategy
Ripple has been tapped to help Palau develop a U.S. dollar-backed digital currency, which is seen as a viable alternative to CBDC.

New Zealand Eyeing the Possibility of Rolling Out a CBDC
New Zealand is in the race of setting up a central bank digital currency (CBDC) because it sees it as a stepping stone towards attaining an efficient monetary policy tool.

Six Central Banks Form Working Group to Assess Central Bank Digital Currencies
Six central banks around the world have come together to create a working group to share experiences on use cases on central bank digital currency (CBDC). With significant expertise in exploring digital currencies, these six central banks are the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central bank, Sveriges Riksbank in Sweden, and the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).

Opinion: Terra – A lesson learnt for trading platforms?
The events related to the Terra and Luna collapse highlight why trading platforms need to provide clarity and education for their users. With tighter regulations looming, demonstrating responsibility and a commitment to consumer protection is vital if trading platforms are to thrive.

MakerDAO May Onboard USDC as DAI Collateral Support to Combat Mounting Liquidity Risk
The share plunge of the cryptocurrency market has severely hit MakerDAO, the leader in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Last week its market value fell sharply from 889M to $246M which brought together Maker’s developer community who have recently discussed adding support for Circle’s USDC as collateral to hedge against the liquidity risk.

Tether's Blockchain Ecosystem Continues to Grow with USDT Launch on Bitcoin Cash Network
Tether’s USDT token, the world’s largest stablecoin by marketcap, has launched on the Bitcoin Cash network. USDT is also available on Algorand, EOS, Tron, Omni and the Liquid Network.

Bitcoin Takes Black Swan Dive With Markets, Cash Still King as Stablecoin Market Caps Surge
The Bitcoin community watched from the edge of their seats as the BTC price briefly sank below to $3,900 before rebounding to between $5,300 and $5,500 in less than 30 minutes this morning.

Stablecoin On-Chain Activity at Record Highs but Will Crypto Market Inflation Follow?
On-chain activity for stablecoins has surged over the last year, increasing by 800% according to the latest market intelligence, but could the increase in stablecoin issuance create inflation in the cryptocurrency markets as past allegations against Tether and Bitfinex have suggest ?

5 Ways The Crypto Market Has Changed In 2020
The cryptocurrency market is constantly evolving. Among new investment methods, new technologies, and new cryptocurrencies altogether, these are some of the most prominent developments in 2020.

Will Terra’s UST and LUNA Crash Cause a Shift to ‘Cryptos that have Stood the Test of Time’?
LUNA has left crypto enthusiasts' mouths agape because they could never imagine in their wildest dreams that one of the top ten cryptocurrencies could collapse to near-zero overnight.

World Bank Pushes to Raise the Bar for FinTech and DLT for Cross-Border Interoperability and Financial Inclusion
The World Bank Group has recently published a study, issued by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on “Payment aspects of financial inclusion in the FinTech era,” highlighting the concepts derived using blockchain, including stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

Why Stablecoins are Securing the Future of Crypto World
While the value of most cryptos has tremendously declined due to coronavirus outbreak, the demand for stablecoins seems to be on the rise.

Analysis: Here is What the New Crypto Bill Mean for the Blockchain Ecosystem?
What are the implications of the newly introduced US Crypto Bill? Blockchain.News recently spoke to crypto experts to comment on the consequences of the bill, and tell us what advantages might bring to the industry.

Justin Sun Tweets Tron just Issued $1.3 Billion in Tether, Here's What it Means for Crypto
While the broader cryptocurrency market is still reeling from a multi-year bear market since 2017, stablecoins like Tether are seeing action. Billions of dollars in USDT have been issued since its launch and the addition of Tron-backed stablecoin issuance, coupled with the now-concluded Bitcoin halving, signals a volatile period ahead for crypto traders and investors.

Chinese Government to Consider Cross-Border East-Asian Stablecoin for Hong Kong Amid Implementing Controversial National Security Law
Chinese officials to consider a cross-border stablecoin in Hong Kong, to facilitate a cross-border payment network between three Asian countries, and four currencies China, Japan, and South Korea. The world’s second-largest economy is aiming to build Hong Kong into an international financial center in the digital economy era. At China’s annual “Two Sessions,” also known as the National People’s Congress, China’s most important annual political event in Beijing, officials set the decision to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong.

MAS Sees Potential in Retail-CBDC for the City-State
Despite its plans to float Project Orchid, the technology infrastructure, and the technical competencies necessary to issue a digital Singapore dollar, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is not in a hurry to follow the bandwagon.

Federal Reserve Chair Powell Affirms There Is Ongoing Research for a Digital Dollar
The Federal Reserve Bank is involved in a large-scale research and development regarding digital dollar, says Chairman Jerome Powell.

About 90 Percent of Countries Representing the Global Economy Exploring CBDCs, Report says
A recent testimony by Julia Friedlander to Congress has revealed that more countries are exploring CBDCs, however, the US is lagging behind.

Bank of England is for Stablecoin and CBDC, but Says ‘Bitcoin Has No Connection at All to Money’
The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, shared his views on Bitcoin and said that the cryptocurrency “had no connection at all to money.”

Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Central Banks Say Blockchain Not Necessary for CBDC
In a conference hosted by National Bank of Ukraine, some central banks recently suggested that blockchain is unnecessary for digital fiat currency

Consensys Report: CBDC are Risk-Free Compared to Facebook Libra
In a recent white paper entitled Central Banks and the Future of Digital Money—Consensys offers an insightful and practical overview of the potential and risks of CBDC. The research paper also offers an example of how the Ethereum blockchain can be leveraged to design and build a CBDC and takes a deep dive into what the practical implementation of a CBDC would require.

"Buckle Up" For Bitcoin's Next Bull Run, Cameron Winklevoss Says
Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss believes that the next Bitcoin bull run coming up will be "dramatically different,” due to the innovative financial resources that crypto investors have access to nowadays and to the current economic infrastructure.

Ethereum Price Could Surge as OCC Permits US Banks to Run Nodes For Stablecoins
A recent announcement by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has provided a mainstream catalyst that could see the ETH price rally to new all-time highs.

Ex-Chief Executive of the HKMA Establishes Digital Wallet Firm to Solve Issues in Cross-Border Trade Finance
The former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has established a new digital wallet company, RD Wallet Technologies Limited.

UK to Accept Stablecoins as Form of Payment, Plans to Mint NFT by this Summer
The UK announced to accept stablecoins as a valid form of payment and has set plans to make Britain a global hub for cryptoasset technology and investment.

Do Kwon Suggests Terra Hard Fork to Revive Troubled Network
Do Kwon, the CEO of Terraform Labs, believes hard forking the Terra blockchain will play an instrumental role in saving the troubled network.

Stablecoins Wallet Addresses Records 12m with Holding at Least $1m
According to data from CoinMetrics, the total number of wallet addresses holding at least $1 million has topped 12 million.

Paypal Confirms Plans to Launch its Platform Specific Stablecoin
American payments giant Paypal Holdings Inc has confirmed it is working on its own digital currency which may take the form of a stablecoin.

Moneygram Partners with Stellar Blockchain Network to Enable Instant Crypto-To-Fiat Settlements Using USDC Stablecoin
MoneyGram has partnered with Stellar Development Foundation to enable customers to make settlements in different fiat currencies including cryptocurrencies using USDC stablecoin.

Meta to Shut Down Novi Crypto Wallet in September
Although Meta Inc said it will end the Novi digital Wallet, the firm plans to continue executing its existing fintech goals to boost greater financial inclusion as it looks ahead to the metaverse.

Facebook Taps Coinbase to Offer Custody Services for Novi Digital Wallet Rollout
Facebook is launching Novi digital wallet. The social giant has hired Coinbase to serve as a custody partner.

Circle Taps BNY Mellon to Serve as Custodian for USDC Stablecoin Reserves
The new partnership will mutually benefit Circle and Mellon Bank.

Circle Launches Corporate Account to Support USDC Transactions
Circle has launched a new account service that enables corporate customers to deposit, withdraw, receive and store cryptocurrencies through their account and allow them to settle all payments in USDC stablecoins.

Checkout.Com Starts Accepting Stablecoins Payment, Providing 24/7 Settlement
Checkout.com has launched offering stablecoins as a payment option for its merchants by using Fireblocks’ new crypto payment technology.

Brock Pierce Served for Securities Fraud in Connection with His Blockchain Company Block.one During Electoral Campaign
Presidential hopeful Brock Pierce was served a court summons during his electoral rally at his new headquarters in New York City today.

Chinese Court Reaffirms Stablecoins are Not Legal Tender
It is already about a year since China banned transactions involving digital currency transactions, and a Chaoyang Court in Beijing has further reiterated that cryptocurrencies are not legal tender.

USDC Issuer Circle to Launch Euro-Backed Stablecoin
The move by Circle to involve in launching its Euro stablecoin is based on user demand and business competition. The use of euro-backed stablecoins is rising in Europe.

New BIS Report Advocates Using Embedded Monitoring Trackers For Stablecoins
A new report from the Bank for International Settlements has advocated the deployment of ‘Embedded Systems’ in the monitoring of global stablecoin projects.

Banking Circle Adopts USDC as Currency on its Payment Rails
Banking Circle, an European Union (EU) regulated payments bank has announced that it has integrated the USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin into its payment rail

Australia's Novatti Group to Launch Stablecoin on the XRP Ledger
Novatti Group has announced it will be integrating its new stablecoin, AUDC with the XRP Ledger following a partnership with blockchain payments firm, Ripple Labs Inc.

Tether Taps BDO Global for Attestation of Reserve
Tether Holdings Ltd, the firm known for the issuance of the world’s largest stablecoin, USDT has tapped the Italian branch of Binder Dijker Otte (BDO), the fifth biggest public accounting firm to help in the handling of its assurance and attestation processes

Russian Crypto Startup InDeFi to Launch Ruble Stablecoin following DAI Model
The new stablecoin project has no connection with the Bank of Russia’s digital ruble. The stablecoin will be pegged to ruble fiat currency.

Maker’s Dai Stablecoin Could Reach $2 Billion in Market Cap by the End of 2021—Here’s Why
Messari boldly suggests that after Dai’s market cap surged by 15x this year, due to DeFi, the stablecoin’s market cap could double by the end of next year

Acala Network's aUSD Depegged from Dollar Mark after Breach
Acala Network's stablecoin was depegged from the dollar mark on Sunday following a breach. A vote was proposed to pause operations on Acala after it noticed configuration issues regarding the Horizon protocol, which affects its stablecoin aUSD.

Bloomberg’s Damning Report on Tether Receives Response from the Stablecoin Issuer
Where is Tether keeping its stablecoin reserve? A Bloomberg reporter has asked this and many more questions. Tether fires back as the allegations are made.