US financial agencies will meet to discuss the future impact of stablecoins

US financial agencies will meet to discuss the future impact of stablecoins

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen announced plans to convene the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, or PWG, as well as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to discuss possible interagency work with regard to stablecoins. The meeting is set to take place on Monday July 19.Secretary Yellen said:“Bringing together regulators will enable us to assess the potential benefits of stablecoins while mitigating risks

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DeFi Leader MarkerDAO Partners With Simplex to Create a Dai Fiat On-Ramp

DeFi Leader MarkerDAO Partners With Simplex to Create a Dai Fiat On-Ramp

Major decentralized finance player MakerDAO has partnered with payment processor Simplex to create a fiat on-ramp for its Dai decentralized stablecoin. Major decentralized finance (DeFi) player MakerDAO (MKR) partnered with payment processor Simplex to create a fiat on-ramp for its Dai (DAI) decentralized stablecoin.According to an announcement on Mar. 3, the partnership makes it possible to buy Dai with the credit and debit cards of Simplex’s partner firms. Maker’s business development representative in Europe,…

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Russia Leads Multinational Stablecoin Initiative

Russia Leads Multinational Stablecoin Initiative

Russia is taking the lead in issuing a multinational stablecoin backed by commodities with the Eurasian Economic Union, or EAEU, and BRICS countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most influential person in the blockchain industry, according to Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which added five trading pairs: Binance Coin (BNB), Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP at the beginning of December, as well as adding Tether (USDT) later the…

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Tether Launches USDT Stablecoin on Algorand Blockchain

Tether Launches USDT Stablecoin on Algorand Blockchain

Leading stablecoin operator Tether launched its U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin USDT on the Algorand proof-of-stake blockchain. Leading stablecoin operator Tether launched its U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin USDT on the Algorand proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain.In a press release on Feb. 10, Tether announced that USDT on Algorand will feature confirmation times as low as four seconds and transaction fees of a fraction of a percent. Tether chief technical officer Paolo Ardoino said:“Our latest collaboration with Algorand leverages the…

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Tether Launches Gold-Backed Stablecoin and Begins Trading on Bitfinex

Tether Launches Gold-Backed Stablecoin and Begins Trading on Bitfinex

Tether is now offering a gold-backed stablecoin, XAUT, which represents ownership of one troy ounce of gold held in a Swiss vault controlled by the company. Tether is now supporting a gold-backed stablecoin, Tether Gold (XAU₮), according to a Jan. 23 press release. One token represents ownership of one troy fine ounce of physical gold, currently worth approximately $1,550.The new product is available as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain, as well as…

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