Former Treasury Secretary Compares Stablecoins to Casino Chips

Steve Mnuchin– former Treasury Secretary of the United States– recently discussed stablecoins and FinTech investment opportunities. While he sees potential in blockchain technology and stablecoins, he also says they shouldn’t operate like “casino chips." Stablecoins and Casino Chips Mnuchin aired his thoughts earlier today in an interview with Bloomberg Invest Global. He begins stating that there’s “gigantic opportunity” in “real-time, cross border currencies,” and calls both blockchains and stablecoins “interesting”. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="755"] Steve Mnuchin. Source: NBC[/caption] However, he…

Relief: Federal Reserve Chairman Does Not Plan to Ban Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency fans and investors just breathed a major sigh of relief. Jerome Powell– Chairman of the Federal Reserve– has confirmed that he “has no intention” to ban cryptocurrency in the US. Powell’s Position on Crypto The chairman confirmed and clarified his position today while testifying in front of congress. House Representative Ted Budd asked Powell to explain one of his previous statements on the matter.  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="967"] Jerome Powell. Source: Reuters[/caption] In July, Powell joined a slew of…

Revolut is Warming Up to Unveil New Crypto Token

Recent reports show London-based financial firm Revolut is stretching its hands across the sea. They are planning to introduce its crypto token to the world. According to a source relative to the matter, Revolut will soon launch a crypto token. Interestingly, the source said that the timing of Revolut comes after the approval from U.K regulators. Nonetheless, the information does not come directly from Revolut but two people with knowledge of the plans. A Glimpse of the Crypto Token One…

COTI to Roll Out its Djed Stablecoin on Cardano Blockchain

On the 26th of Sep 2021, COTI took to their official Twitter account to announce that they will be rolling out a stablecoin on Cardano's chain. Cardano to Host its First Stablecoin As per Charles Hoskinson, leader of Cardano, and Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO of COTI group, Cardano will receive its first-ever stablecoin from COTI. The stablecoin goes by the name Djed. The duo relayed this message at the Cardano Summit stage in Laramie, Wyoming, on Sunday. Shahaf said that Djed has…

Afterpay is Looking to Venture into Crypto, Urges Australian Government to Enhance Research

Afterpay is looking into cryptos as a way of cutting payment costs for merchants. The company has reason to think that an AUD-backed stablecoin is not too far in the future. For Australia's crypto investors, it seems like great news. Laying Foundation for a Local Stablecoin Jack Dorsey's Square recently purchased Afterpay for AU$39 billion. At the moment, however, it is not offering crypto-related products. An AUD-supported stablecoin would provide Australian cryptocurrency users and investment companies with an alternative value. They will…

USDC vs USDT: Why USDC is preferred to USDT?

Volatility is a distinct characteristic in cryptos like Bitcoin or Ethereum. One moment, the value could be skyrocketing, and the next second, it is singing a different tale. Though cryptocurrencies may offer intriguing innovations that are changing the financial realm, the issue of volatility is scaring off some potential traditional investors. Fluctuations are nipped in the bud by the concept of stablecoins. Stablecoins are cryptos that are pegged to a fiat currency or another item of value. An example that…

El Salvador May Issue Its Stablecoin Before New Year

The Government of Nayib Bukele plans to create a national cryptocurrency currently referenced as the Colon dollar. According to El Faro newspaper, which cites videos of private meetings between cryptocurrency investors, officials, and two of the president's brothers, the currency would be tied to the value of a fiat currency like the dollar. The development, which is targeted soon, would restore an essential element of monetary policy that the country lost when it adopted the U.S. Dollar in 2001: issuing…

Stalecoin Inflows Into Exchanges Decline Amid Crypto Market Bloodbath

The cryptocurrency market has endured multiple selloffs recently, leading to stablecoin inflows into exchanges dropping to the lowest level since October of last year. The market saw another massive pullback on June 21, which saw approximately $1 billion in crypto positions liquidated in 24 hours. The bloodbath led to BTC dipping below the $33K as about $572M worth of coins was liquidated. This market plunge has led to speculations that the crypto market could be headed into another bear market.…

The Latest Developments of Facebook’s Stablecoin Since Rebranding to Diem

You all remember the stablecoins hype back in 2020? You would have mistaken it for a new concept in the crypto space, but stablecoins have been here for a while. Tether, one of the earliest stablecoins, was launched back in 2015. The stablecoin concept is an idea aimed at addressing the volatility of cryptocurrencies. So basically, stablecoins are cryptocurrencies pegged to a conventional asset. Formerly known as Libra, Diem is a stablecoin co-championed by the social network giant Facebook. The…

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