Articles with tag: stablecoin

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UK reveals plans to regulate stablecoins

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jan 2021

The UK has launched a consultation and call for evidence on cryptoassets and stablecoins, according to Linklaters.

UK, regulation, stablecoins, payments, cryptoassets

Is CDBC the key to unlocking financial inclusion?

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jan 2021

Gonzalo Santamaria and Jens Seidl from Currency Research discuss the potential CBDCs hold to create new opportunities to individuals that had previously declined financial access

Currency Research, Jens Seidl, Gonzalo Santamaria, commercial banks, central banks, CBDC, financial inclusion, payments, cashless, stablecoins, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency

Stellar signs deal with Ukraine to work on CBDC, stablecoins, and virtual asset infrastructure

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jan 2021

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has signed a deal with Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation to work on both a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as well as stablecoin and virtual asset infrastructure.

CBDC, stablecoins, blockchains, digital assets, partnership, Stellar, Ukraine, virtual asset

US regulator allows blockchains and stablecoins to be used as settlement by banks

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Jan 2021

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has given the green light to national banks and federal savings institutions to use public blockchains and stablecoins for settlement.

US, blockchain, stablecoin, banking, settlement, OCC, compliance, AML, Bank Secrecy Act, blockchain

New all-time high for Bitcoin, possible attributed to PayPal, Square, and Visa

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Dec 2020

Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high on 16 December 2020, when it went all above USD 20,000.

Coinbase, Binance, Bitcoin, PayPal, Venmo, Visa, Square, crypto, payments, cards, stablecoin, Circle

Zytara, Prime Trust to Launch ZUSD stablecoin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 16 Dec 2020

US-based fintech company Zytara has announced the launch of the Zytara dollar (ZUSD) stablecoin in partnership with its subsidiary Zytara Capital and with Prime Trust.

Zytara, Prime Trust, partnership, ZUSD, stablecoin, US, Zytara Capital, Ethereum, blockchain, cryptocurrency

Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies – A Quick Guide into CBDCs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Dec 2020

The Paypers releases the Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies, an ebook which is a quick reference guide into CBDCs that aims to inform readers about what CBDCs are, the innovation they promise, the implications, and risks they pose.

Central Bank Digital Currencies, CBDC, Digital dollar, Digital euro, Chinese yuan, Facebook Libra, Stablecoins, Central banks, Commercial banks, Fintech, Technology providers, Monetary policies, Financial systems, COVID-19, Payments digitalisation, Mobile wallets, Smartphones, Financial inclusion, Customer data, Digital identity, Data privacy, Security

Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies – A Quick Guide into CBDCs

Report | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Dec 2020

Central Bank Digital Currencies for Dummies is a quick reference guide into CBDCs that aims to inform readers about what CBDCs are, the innovation they promise, and the implications and risks they pose

Central Bank Digital Currencies, CBDC, Digital dollar, Digital euro, Chinese yuan, Facebook Libra, Stablecoins, Central banks, Commercial banks, Fintech, Technology providers, Monetary policies, Financial systems, COVID-19, Payments digitalisation, Mobile wallets, Smartphones, Financial inclusion, Customer data, Digital identity, Data privacy, Security

Visa, Circle to launch USDC-based credit card

News | Cryptocurrencies | 03 Dec 2020

Visa has partnered with Circle Internet Financial, the company behind the USDC stablecoin, to issue a credit card that lets businesses send and receive USDC payments directly.

Visa, Circle Internet Financial, partnership, product launch, USDC, stablecoin, credit card, payments, Fast Track Program, cryptocurrency,

Facebook's Libra to launch in January 2021: CoinDesk Report

News | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Nov 2020

Facebook’s stablecoin, Libra might get off the ground as early as January 2021, albeit in a more limited format than the original multi-currency basket envisioned, according to CoinDesk.

LibraUSD, LibraEUR, LibraGBP, LibraSGD, Libra, Facebook, stablecoins, regulators

SEBA Bank starts accepting Bitcoin Cash and USD Coin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Nov 2020

SEBA Bank, a FINMA licenced Swiss Bank, has started accepting two new digital currencies to its digital ecosystem: Bitcoin Cash and USD Coin.

SEBA Bank, FINMA licenced Swiss Bank, Bitcoin Cash, USD Coin, stablecoin, cryptocurrency, Switzerland

Facebook's Libra team conducts research on payment protocol 7x faster than Visa

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Nov 2020

The team behind Facebook’s Libra have done an experimental research into a payments protocol called FastPay that is seven times faster than the Visa system.

Facebook, Libra, permissioned blockchain, payment system, FastPay, Novi, stablecoins

Bank of Canada furthers digital currency plan

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Nov 2020

Plans for a national digital currency have now moved beyond the trial phase, according to the governor of the Bank of Canada.

central bank digital currency, CBDC, Canada, Bank of Canada, banks, stablecoins

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – building together the future of money (and humanity)

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Nov 2020

We can do better than build back the pre-pandemic world – we can build forward to a world that is more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive. We must seize this new Bretton Woods momentKristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, Washington, DC on 15th October 2020

central bank digital currency, CBDC, Covid-19, payments digitalisation, Libra, cross-border payment, cryptocurrencies, tokens, stablecoins, reserve currency, SWIFT, fiscal stimulus, FED, interest rates, central banks, commercial banks, BIS, IMF

Stax announces first Australian IPO to accept cryptocurrency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Oct 2020

Australia-based Stax has announced that West Coast Aquaculture Group (WCA) will conduct the country’s first initial public offering that accepts virtual currency as payment.

Stax, IPO, Australia, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, Tether, stablecoin, blockchain

Cordite Society launches Corda Network digital currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Oct 2020

Cordite Society, a co-operative society registered in the UK, has launched XDC, the first Corda Network digital currency, according to the official press release.

DeFi, stablecoin, cryptocurrency, token, Cordite Society, UK, Corda, blockchain, R3, CBDC

Central banks set out to regulate stablecoins like Facebook's Libra

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Oct 2020

Central banks have set out to regulate cross-border stablecoins with a common approach, adding that more rules may later be needed to ensure stability.

stablecoins, cryptocurrency, Libra, Facebook, banks, central banks, CBDC, bank capital, anti-money laundering, regulation

Blocklete Games to receive cryptocurrency payments via BitPay

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Oct 2020

Crypto payment services provider BitPay has announced that Turner Sports' blockchain-based videogaming experience Blocklete Games is accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. 

Blocklete Games, Bitpay, crypto payments, cryptocurrency, blockchain, blockchain gaming, payments, digital payments, digital golf game, Blocklete Golf, digital golfer, digital athletes, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, ETH, stablecoins, USDC, GUSD, PAX, BUSD, fraud, chargeback

EU to launch crypto-assets regime by 2024, EU documents say

News | Cryptocurrencies | 25 Sep 2020

The European Union aims to introduce new rules within four years to modernise cross-border payments using of blockchain and crypto assets like stablecoins, two EU documents showed.

Stablecoins, cryptocurrency, blockchain, Libra token, Instant payments, crypto assets, Europe

BitPay expands wallet app features with Wyre integration

News | Cryptocurrencies | 17 Sep 2020

US-based crypto payments provider BitPay has issued a new feature enabling users to buy cryptocurrency from within the BitPay Wallet App using Wyre

BitPay, Wire, crypto wallet, crypto asset, BitPay Wallet App, ETH, payments, biometric authentication, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, XRP, stablecoin