Coinbase Bows Out from Launching Lending Program After SEC’s Lawsuit Threat

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said it decided to halt its plans to launch an interest-earning product. On its blog website, the platform stated it would not launch Coinbase Lend. The development comes a few weeks after the SEC threatened to sue Coinbase if it proceeded with its program. As a result, it stops the exchange from allowing users to earn interest by lending digital assets.  CEO Brian Armstrong had taken the U.S. regulators to task on Twitter for its lack of guidance on the…

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…

USDC’s Circle Files with SEC to Become a Commercial Bank

According to a post on Circle's website by Founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire, the USDC stablecoin has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a U.S. federally-chartered national commercial bank. This happens amid executives at Tether, its larger rival, facing a criminal probe by U.S. prosecutors. Though the firm officially announced its decision to become a bank in its August 9th blog post, their  S-4 filing to the SEC on August 6th insinuated its plans to become a…

Nuts and Screws Propelling USDC Popularity in The Crypto Space

USD Coin is considered the second most lucrative stablecoins in the crypto world. It introduced the crypto world to the idea of the USD coin in early May 2018, but the coin itself was launched in September of the same year. Being a stablecoin, the USD coin is backed by the USD currency in the bank accounts.  In 2021, the USD coin has been increasing vastly in adoption, and the trading volumes have been growing vastly recently. Its growth has…

Bitfinex and Tether Agrees $18.5M Settlement Fee with NYAG

Bitfinex and Tether have settled the legal dispute with the New York Attorney General Office (NYAG) that began in 2019. As part of the settlement, the crypto firms have agreed to pay $18.5 million to the New York state regulator.  End To A Protracted Legal Dispute The New York Attorney General Office revealed the settlement agreement in a statement released today. The lengthy report highlighted the entire legal dispute process that began in 2019. In April 2019, the NYAG office charged…

Tether Market Dominance Drops; Is USDC Taking Over?

Tether has dominated the stable market for the past three years, with a record high circulation of nearly $27 billion. However, the coin’s critics say that its lack of transparency is a liability to the crypto industry.  For the first time, Tether shed its market dominance to under 75%, according to the latest Coinmetrics figures. Some suggest better stablecoins in the market, while a centralized digital currency provider is a no go zone. USDC Making Major Moves Tether's main competitor…

Stellar blockchain to integrate USDC stablecoin into its ecosystem

Stellar (XLM) has announced that it is set to deploy stablecoin USDC on its blockchain network. This development is part of the Stellar blockchain aim to expand its capabilities as a cross-border payment platform. Stellar Latest blockchain to deploy USDC Stellar becomes the third blockchain to host USDC after Ethereum and Algorand, which joined last June. USDC will be integrated with all Stellar products, including payment solutions and APIs on its blockchain. Speaking on the development, Danielle Dixon, CEO of Stellar…

5 Most Popular USD Pegged StableCoins in the Cryptoverse

What is StableCoin? Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize the volatility danger of the notoriously unstable Crypto market. In theory, a stablecoin can be pegged to a cryptocurrency, fiat money, or exchange-traded commodities (such as precious metals or industrial metals). Since the advent of USDT - Tether in 2015, traders have felt a greater sense of safety from the market's constant volatility. Stablecoins today are blockchain-based and usually tied to traditional assets, currencies, or a basket of assets and currencies.…

March Sees BTC/USDT Trading Volume Triple While USDC and PAX Recorded an Upsurge

Bitcoin's massive market crash in March rocked the whole crypto market. It introduced a long period of volatility. Consequently, several altcoins plummeted too. Things were different, though for stablecoins that experienced impressive gains over Bitcoin (BTC). Hedging Against BTC Many crypto traders entered the stablecoin market to hedge against Bitcoin's increasing volatility. Tether, the popular and highly controversial stablecoin dominated transactions. According to BitMEX, the BTC/USDT trading almost tripled in March (21.6 million BTC). It had previously reached a value…

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