‘Sorry for spreading a rumor’, says podcaster on Lido’s FUD


David Hoffman apologized for spreading rumors about what he called a “Wells Notice Carpet Bombing” targeting crypto firms. Co-founder of content studio Bankless David Hoffman apologized for spreading rumors about what he called a “Wells Notice Carpet Bombing” targeting crypto firms, including the decentralized finance protocol Lido Finance. “Carpet bombing” was a reference to an allegedly

South Korean central bank eyes MiCA, says future regulations may allow ICOs again


A Korean translation of the EU regulatory framework gave the Bank of Korea food for thought, and it shared its views on ICOs, stablecoins and protecting innovation. The South Korean central bank has indicated that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be allowed under the Digital Assets Framework Act, according to a local news report. That

SEC’s Hester Peirce says new stablecoin regs need to allow room for failure


The SEC’s “crypto mom” Hester Peirce has said the regulatory “movement” around stablecoins needs to allow for “trial and error” and room for failure. Commissioner Hester Peirce — also known as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SECs) “crypto mom” — has backed a regulatory framework for stablecoins that allows “room for there to be failure.”Speaking…

Paypal Coin: Payments Giant Explores Launching Stablecoin to Boost Crypto Offerings


Paypal is reportedly working on a stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar to expand its cryptocurrency offerings. “We will, of course, work closely with relevant regulators,” the company stressed. Paypal Is Exploring Launching Its Own USD-Backed Stablecoin Paypal Holdings Inc. is reportedly exploring the launch of its own stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar as…

PayPal reportedly confirms plans to explore the launch of a stablecoin


The development of an in-house stablecoin was first discovered in the source code of Paypal’s iPhone app by developer Steve Moser. American fintech giant PayPal Holdings has reportedly confirmed its intent to launch its own stablecoin named PayPal Coin. The development of an in-house stablecoin was first discovered in the source code of Paypal’s iPhone…

Here’s why Bitcoin traders expect choppy markets for the remainder of 2021


Bitcoin price appears pinned below $48,000, leading some analysts to forecast “choppy” markets until Q1 2022. Inflation concerns and a general sense of trepidation about the future of the global economy continue to put a damper on Bitcoin and altcoin prices and currently the Crypto Fear and Greed index is solidly in the ‘fear’ zone…

Kevin O’Leary says he has ‘no interest in being a crypto cowboy’


Kevin O’Leary says consulting regulators is critical as it helps avoid litigation He recently said his portfolio holds nearly 10% in crypto  The “Shark Tank” investor is looking to invest up to 5% of his liquid cash in USDC and is also looking at various crypto assets, including Polygon, HBAR and Solana “Shark Tank” investor…

Altcoin Roundup: Layer-one protocols chip away at Ethereum’s dominance.


Layer-one projects register a steady inflow of new users as the cost of using the Ethereum network gives projects like Avalanche and Cardano room to gain a foothold in the market. The rise of decentralized finance and nonfungible tokens has transformed the blockchain ecosystem and generated near unimaginable riches for investors, but none of this…

Japan to reportedly take action to scrutinize crypto globally


Japanese Ministry of Finance is hiring more staff to develop stricter global rules for digital currencies, particularly fiat-pegged stablecoins. Japan is strengthening its efforts to regulate digital currencies on a global scale, with related government authorities reportedly looking to expand staff to impose stricter rules.Japanese regulators have expressed fresh concerns over the massive growth of…

Altcoin Roundup: Stablecoin pools could be the next frontier for DeFi


The days of 4,000% APY on DeFi liquidity pools could soon be replaced by safer, lower-yielding stablecoin-denominated pools. In times like these, when the entire cryptocurrency market is down and there is nary a sector-wide runup to be found, traders have to dig into data to see how the market dynamics may have changed to…

MakerDAO slashes stability fees as stablecoin demand wanes


Maker hopes to reignite demand for its DAI stablecoin through the fee reduction. Decentralized finance lending and stablecoin protocol MakerDAO has adjusted stability fees across a wide range of crypto assets used as collateral on the platform.The move comes as the demand for DAI and other stablecoins has cooled amid the recent crypto market retracement,…

Altcoin Roundup: Post-crash prices give investors a chance to build a diversified portfolio


Looking to build a diversified crypto portfolio? DeFi, stablecoins and oracles are three cornerstone sectors to consider. Welcome to Cointelegraph Market’s Altcoin Roundup, an in-depth newsletter that focuses on investing from the perspective of fundamental analysis and seeks to identify emerging blockchain projects and tokens that fill niche demands within the growing cryptocurrency market.The concept…

ICHI launches ‘Decentralized Monetary Authority’ for stablecoin issuance


The ICHI ecosystem has attracted several high-profile partners, including Solana, Moonbeam, SushiSwap, 1inch Network, Loopring and Bancor. Stablecoin issuing platform ICHI has launched a Decentralized Monetary Authority, or DMA, that enables cryptocurrency networks to more easily mint their own stablecoins securely. By utilizing ICHI’s DMA, cryptocurrency communities can create and govern their own fully-collateralized stablecoins and…

As Bitcoin’s payment options grow, BTC true future role up for debate


Declaring BTC a store of value — e.g., gold 2.0 — but not a medium of exchange, defies logic. It must first have a use case. In an August 2020 paper “Is bitcoin money?” Peter Hazlett and William Luther wrote that there exists only “a small corner of the internet where transactions are routinely conducted…

The way of the stablecoin: A journey toward stability, trust and decentralization


Stablecoins backed by fiat and other assets are increasingly gaining popularity, with many more solutions being brought onto the market each year. Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies have opened the doors to a whole new world of finance. In their most basic form, cryptocurrencies allow people to transact in a fully trustless, transparent and efficient…

Europe awaits implementation of regulatory framework for crypto assets


A deep dive into the EU’s Markets in Crypto-Assets regulatory proposal, which could provide a precedent for other countries. The global landscape of crypto-asset regulations is diverse and, even though it is getting more complex, many regulators are still choosing to wait and see how this space develops and what others will do. Right now,…

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