Category: Stablecoins

Circle CEO, Paxos, and Trueusd Speak on Binance’s Stablecoin Auto-Conversion Decision

On September 5, Binance explained that it planned to drop a number of usdc trading pairs and auto-convert specific stablecoin balances into busd by September 29. While the move was controversial among crypto proponents on social media, Circle Financial CEO Jeremy......

Argentinian Province Mendoza Starts Accepting Tax Payments in Crypto

Mendoza, an Argentinian province, has implemented a system that allows taxpayers to pay their taxes fully with cryptocurrencies. The system, which was launched this week, is part of a strategic push for the modernization and digitalization of payments carried by the......

Stablecoin Issuer Tether Won’t Freeze Tornado Cash Addresses, Says Premature Freezing Could Jeopardize Investigations

While the crypto community is still talking about the U.S. government banning the ethereum mixing platform Tornado Cash, the stablecoin issuer Tether Holdings Limited revealed on Wednesday that the company would not “freeze Tornado Cash addresses.” Tether’s recently published blog post......

Morgan Stanley Analyst Says Crypto Economy’s Liquidity Improved, but There’s ‘No Huge Demand to Re-Leverage’

An analyst at the New York-based financial services and investment management company Morgan Stanley detailed on Monday that crypto liquidity seems to be recovering. Morgan Stanley’s Sheena Shah highlighted in a note to investors that the stablecoin market capitalization is seeing......

Hodlnaut Court Filings Highlight a $193 Million Shortfall, Whistleblower Condemns Crypto Lender’s Contradictory Statements

The troubled crypto lender Hodlnaut shared another update after the company froze withdrawals on August 8, and then revealed the company is seeking judicial management in order to rehabilitate the startup. The latest update shows that Hodlnaut experienced a shortfall of......

Another Stablecoin Fluctuates Wildly as HUSD Slips Below USD Peg to $0.82 per Token

The stablecoin HUSD, originally associated with the crypto exchange Huobi Global, lost its peg with the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, August 17, and it dropped even lower in value the following day on Thursday, August 18. On Thursday, Huobi addressed the......

The Number of Euro-Pegged Stablecoins Has Swelled 1,683% Since 2020

While the stablecoin economy is worth roughly $153 billion today, euro-backed stablecoin issuance has increased 1,683% from $31.9 million worth of euro-based tokens on January 3, 2020, to today’s $569 million. Since November 2021, the number of euro stablecoins swelled by......

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......

Argentina Runs to Stablecoins Amidst Political and Economic Uncertainty

Citizens of Argentina are hedging their savings by using stablecoins amidst the recent climate of uncertainty created by the resignation of certain key members of the government. The minister of economy in the country resigned last weekend, alongside other personalities, creating......

Circle Partners With New York Community Bancorp — Bank to Custody USDC Reserves

Circle Internet Financial has revealed a usd coin custody partnership with the American bank holding company New York Community Bancorp (NYCB). Under the agreement, NYCB’s subsidiary, New York Community Bank, will become a custodian for the company’s stablecoin reserves. Circle Partners......