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 85.34%, but from January 2022 to today, euro stablecoin numbers dropped 14.17% during the last seven months. Euro-Pegged Stablecoins Cross Half a Billion in Value Since the Start of the Year Today, most of the stablecoin economy’s value is based on tokens backed by the U.S. dollar, but a…

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Japan passes bill to limit stablecoin issuance to banks and trust companies

Japan is moving forward with legislation regarding the issuance of stablecoins i.e. digital assets with their value pegged to fiat currencies or stabilized by an algorithm.  On June 3, Japan’s parliament passed a bill to ban stablecoin issuance by non-banking institutions, local news agency Nikkei reported.  The bill reportedly stipulates that the issuance of stablecoins is limited to licensed banks, registered money transfer agents and trust companies in Japan. The new legislation also introduces a registration system for financial institutions to issue such digital assets and provides measures against money…

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Terra (LUNA) 2.0 relaunches according to Do Kwon’s revival plan

Do Kwon, the co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, confirmed the relaunch of Terra’s new chain, Terra 2.0, which aims to revive the fallen Terra (LUNA) and TerraUSD (UST) ecosystem.  Kwon’s revival plan for Terra involves hard forking the existing blockchain and reissuing LUNA tokens to existing investors based on a snapshot before the death spiral bled the LUNA and UST markets — effectively resulting in unrecoverable losses for investors. Pheonix-1 mainnet is now live and producing blocks – public node services, wallets and explorers should be going live shortly.…

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First 7-week losing streak in history ― 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

Bitcoin (BTC) starts a new week under $30,000 as the battle to save the market from fresh lows grinds on. After hitting its highest since the Terra LUNA crash last week, the largest cryptocurrency nonetheless continues to fail to reclaim $30,000 as support. What could be in store this week? The potential for major upheaval from macro players, notably the United States Federal Reserve, is shapeshifting this week ahead of the World Economic Forum. At the same time, internal crypto market pressure remains as the implications of LUNA’s collapse continue to play…

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$1.9T wipeout in crypto risks spilling over to stocks, bonds — stablecoin Tether in focus

The cryptocurrency market has lost $1.9 trillion six months after it soared to a record high. Interestingly, these losses are bigger than those witnessed during the 2007’s subprime mortgage market crisis — around $1.3 trillion, which has prompted fears that creaking crypto market risk will spill over across traditional markets, hurting stocks and bonds alike. Crypto market capitalization weekly chart. Source: TradingView Stablecoins not very stable A massive move lower from $69,000 in November 2021 to around $24,300 in May 2022 in Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has caused a selloff frenzy…

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USDT-dollar peg wobbles as markets continue to struggle: Tether CTO weighs-in

Cryptocurrencies markets continue to suffer major losses following the depegging of Terra (LUNA) ecosystem’s stablecoin UST – causing discrepancies between stablecoin pegs and the value of Bitcoin (BTC). Stablecoin Tether (USDT) showed signs of stress as USDT/USD traded under $0.99 on major exchanges. Tether and Bitfinex CTO Paulo Ordoino took to Twitter to assure USDT holders that over 300 million UDST tokens had been redeemed at their $1 peg over the past 24 hours. GMReminder that tether is honouring USDt redemptions at 1$ via https://t.co/fB12xESSvB .>300M redeemed in last 24h…

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Cardano to enable new DeFi stablecoin with Coti

[ad_1] A new stablecoin is arriving on the Cardano blockchain to provide a tool for decentralized finance (DeFi) operations and avoid transaction fees. Cardano’s payment gateway provider Coti will be the official issuer of Djed, a new DeFi-focused stablecoin for the Cardano network, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson and Coti CEO Shahaf Bar-Geffen announced Sept. 26 at the Cardano Summit. The new stablecoin will be based on algorithmic design, using smart contracts to ensure price stability and providing an instrument for DeFi transactions. The stablecoin is designed for paying transaction fees…

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RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   This week, the word “Evergrande” found its way into the vocabulary of every western investor. After years of watching the corporation’s football team on TV and drinking its bottled water, Crypto Twitter was the last place the Man in Shanghai expected to find it. After facing debts of over $300 billion, all types of rumors swirled, leading…

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Stablecoin pools could be the next frontier for DeFi

[ad_1] 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 pinpoint signs of new growth.  Stablecoins are the newest trend to emerge in the decentralized finance (DeFi) arena due to the resiliency they bring to the sector, especially since protocols that are more reliant on the dollar-pegged assets continue to offer token holders low-risk yield opportunities in turbulent market conditions. Possible evidence…

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

[ad_1] 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 manner, cutting out the centralized intermediaries and counterparty risk previously associated with digital money transfers.  Thanks to blockchain technology, value can now be transferred on a worldwide scale within seconds/minutes and with relatively low…

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