Stablecoin Economy Continues to Deflate — USDC’s Market Cap Shed $6.7 Billion in 83 Days

Just over two months or approximately 83 days ago, the stablecoin usd coin (USDC) had a market valuation of around $55.52 billion and since then, USDC’s market capitalization has lost 12.05%. For most of 2022, the second largest stablecoin by market capitalization, USDC has been above the $50 billion mark, but this week the crypto asset’s market valuation is around $​​48.82 billion. Following Tether’s Recent Stablecoin Reduction, USDC’s Market Cap Drops 12% In mid-June, Bitcoin.com News reported on the largest stablecoin asset tether (USDT), as USDT’s saw more than $12…

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Poloniex, Bittrex Want Kyle Roche’s Law Firm Removed From Class-Action Against the Exchanges

Following the controversy surrounding Kyle Roche, the attorney and founding partner of the litigation firm Roche Freedman LLP, the two crypto exchange firms Bittrex and Poloniex want the law firm removed from the class-action lawsuit against them. Similar to the attorney representing Tether, the lawyers representing Bittrex and Poloniex argue that “Mr. Roche’s recent statements raise serious concerns.” Poloniex, Bittrex Lawyers Want Roche Freedman LLP Removed From a Lawsuit Against the Exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex want the law firm Roche Freedman LLP removed from a specific class-action lawsuit filed against…

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Tether Asks Court to Remove Crypto Boutique Law Firm Roche Freedman From Class-Action Lawsuit

Kyle Roche, an attorney and founding partner of the crypto boutique litigation firm Roche Freedman LLP, recently withdrew from a number of class-action lawsuits initiated by the law firm. The attorney’s withdrawal follows videos that circulated showing the lawyer discussing associations with cryptocurrency companies. After the attorney’s initial filing, the stablecoin issuer Tether is requesting that the litigation firm Roche Freedman be removed from the class action against the company. Tether Wants Law Firm Roche Freedman Removed From Class-Action Lawsuit Elliot Greenfield of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has written to…

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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 about the subject says the company is waiting for instructions from law enforcement. Tether Has No Plans to Freeze Tornado Cash-Associated Private Wallets and Is Waiting to Hear From Law Enforcement Officials On August 8, the U.S. Treasury Department’s financial watchdog, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), banned…

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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 fewer redemptions for the first time since April. Morgan Stanley Investors’ Note Says Crypto Winter Could Be Thawing, but Re-Leverage Demand Is Still Non-Existent The crypto winter may be starting to warm as institutional investors have halted the redemption of the crypto economy’s top two stablecoins, according to a…

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Tether Hires BDO Italia for Monthly Assurance Reports, USDT’s Quarterly Attestation Shows a 58% Decrease in Commercial Paper

This week, the stablecoin issuer Tether Holdings Limited revealed an update to its assurance and attestation process and detailed that the company has been working with accounting firm BDO Italia. The accounting firm will conduct monthly tether assurance reports based on the stablecoin issuer’s reserves. The following day, Tether published its quarterly assurance opinion completed by BDO and it notes that the company has seen a 58% decrease in commercial paper reserves. Tether Hires BDO Italia, Company Publishes Quarterly Consolidated Reserves Report Tether Holdings Limited, the company behind the largest…

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ETH PoS Upgrade to Transition on September 15 to 16 — Ethereum Devs Reveal ‘Tentative Mainnet TTD’ for The Merge

Following the successful implementation of The Merge into Ethereum’s Goerli testnet, Ethereum developers confirmed during a Consensus Layer Call livestream that the highly anticipated proof-of-stake (PoS) upgrade is coming this next month on or around September 15th to the 16th. After the Ethereum network’s Total Terminal Difficulty (TTD) hits 58750000000000000000000, the chain will fully transition into a PoS blockchain after starting out as a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain. The Merge Has a New Execution Date Ethereum has some big changes ahead and during Consensus Layer Call #93, Ethereum developers confirmed that…

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2 metrics signal the $1.1T crypto market cap resistance will hold

Cryptocurrencies have failed to break the $1.1 trillion market capitalization resistance, which has been holding strong for the past 54 days. The two leading coins held back the market as Bitcoin (BTC) lost 2.5% and Ether (ETH) retraced 1% over the past seven days, but a handful of altcoins presented a robust rally. Crypto markets’ aggregate capitalization declined 1% to $1.07 trillion between July 29 and Aug. 5. The market was negatively impacted by reports on Aug. 4 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating every U.S.…

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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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FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Warns More Crypto Company Insolvencies Are Coming

In a recent interview, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the popular exchange FTX, warned that some crypto exchanges are “secretly insolvent” and may soon fail. Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research have already helped Blockfi and Voyager Digital as the 30-year-old billionaire says sometimes you have to do “what it takes to sort of stabilize things and protect customers.” Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research Provide Credit Lines to Specific Crypto Firms The crypto economy has been hit hard by the current bear market and Terra LUNA and UST fallout that took…

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