Category: Stablecoins

Bank of Russia Says Stablecoins Are Not Suitable for Settlements

Bank of Russia Says Stablecoins Are Not Suitable for Settlements

The Central Bank of Russia has spoken out against stablecoins, which it says are highly risky and not fit for payments. The monetary authority reacted to a statement by a top finance ministry official who suggested that his department would support the development of Russian stablecoins. Russia’s Central Bank Voices Opposition to Stablecoins Unlike the […]

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US Government Officials Holding Crypto Prohibited From Working on Industry Policies

US Government Officials Holding Crypto Prohibited From Working on Industry Policies

The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) outlined that cryptocurrencies and stablecoins do not qualify as “publicly traded securities” according to the agency’s regulations. As such, it banned individuals who privately own digital assets from participating in Federal policies that could affect the valuation of such tokens. The OGE’s Recommendation In its latest legal […]

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Tether Liquidates Celsius Bitcoin Loan — ‘Position Has Been Liquidated With No Losses’ to the Company

Tether Liquidates Celsius Bitcoin Loan — ‘Position Has Been Liquidated With No Losses’ to the Company

On July 8, 2022, the company behind the largest stablecoin in the world, Tether, revealed that the firm liquidated a loan made to the crypto lender Celsius, and the liquidation caused “no losses to Tether.” According to the stablecoin issuer, the bitcoin loan to Celsius was “overcollateralized” by roughly “130%+.” Tether Liquidates Bitcoin Loan Taken […]

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Russia’s Finance Ministry Supports Circulation of Stablecoins in Country

Russia’s Finance Ministry Supports Circulation of Stablecoins in Country

The Russian Ministry of Finance is ready to back the legalization of transactions with stablecoins in Russia, according to a high-ranking representative. While the ministry recognizes that cryptocurrencies could lay the ground for a new financial system, the department is unsure if it will be better than the current one. Russia’s Minfin Open to Legalizing […]

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Circle Taps New York Community Bank as its Latest Custodian for USDC Reserves

Circle Taps New York Community Bank as its Latest Custodian for USDC Reserves

Circle has tapped a New York state-based community bank as its latest custodial provider for USDC reserves. The move reflects Circle’s strategy to deepen partnerships with Community Banks across the U.S., attempting to make payments more inclusive to underserved communities. Under the new agreement, New York Community Bancorp’s bank subsidiary, New York Community Bank, will […]

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US and UK Set to Team Up Regulating Cryptocurrencies

US and UK Set to Team Up Regulating Cryptocurrencies

Her Majesty’s Treasury hosted the regulatory pillar of the US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership with its counterpart, the US Treasury Department, on Jun 29th. Both parties acknowledged the importance of teaming up to support safe innovation and strengthen regulatory outcomes for digital assets across jurisdictions. On Stablecoins According to the joint statement issued, top domestic watchdogs […]

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EU Makes Deal on MiCA Legislation to Regulate Crypto Markets

EU Makes Deal on MiCA Legislation to Regulate Crypto Markets

Representatives of key European Union (EU) institutions and member states reached an agreement on the Markets in Crypto Assets regulatory proposal. The progress in the negotiations over the comprehensive legal framework for the Union’s crypto space comes after earlier this week European officials agreed to adopt a set of anti-money laundering rules for cryptocurrency transactions. […]

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EU Agrees on Hard-Hitting Crypto Regulatory Framework 

EU Agrees on Hard-Hitting Crypto Regulatory Framework 

On June 30, European Union policymakers hammered out an agreement on what will become the first major regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency industry. The Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) legislation will make things more challenging for crypto exchanges and stablecoin issuers operating in Europe. Under the new regulations, stablecoin issuers such as Tether and Circle will […]

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While Bitcoin and Ethereum Dominance Slides, Stablecoin Market Caps Reap the Rewards

While Bitcoin and Ethereum Dominance Slides, Stablecoin Market Caps Reap the Rewards

During the past 30 days, $285 billion has left the crypto economy and bitcoin’s USD value hit a 2022 low at $17,593 per unit on June 18. Moreover, last month’s statistics show bitcoin’s market dominance was 2.9% higher and ethereum’s market dominance was 2.1% higher than it is today. Bitcoin and Ethereum Dominance Has Dropped […]

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