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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US exceptionalism could be tested as digital assets find footing worldwide — Sheila Warren

Sheila Warren, CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation and former head of data, blockchain and digital assets at the World Economic Forum, said the digital yuan may present certain challenges for the United States. However, regulators and lawmakers may want consider how to encourage digital innovation, as China is already “massively tech forward” for its residents. Speaking to Cointelegraph during Austin’s SXSW festival, Warren said that though she believed China’s digital yuan was unlikely to significantly affect retail payments in the United States, the adoption of the technology surrounding…

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US senators tell athletes to avoid digital yuan, Chinese exchange volumes rebound … and more – 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.   Olympic battle After months of writing about the relentless actions of the Chinese government, this week we lead with a story from the US Government. On July 19, three US senators signed a letter addressed to the to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, requesting US athletes not use the e-CNY in February’s Winter Olympic games in Beijing.…

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China wants US senators to ‘stop making trouble’ out of digital yuan

[ad_1] The heat is rising between the United States lawmakers and Chinese officials even before the Olympic flame ignited at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.  During a press briefing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian addressed U.S. senators’ warning letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee regarding the use of digital yuan at the Olympic games next year. Calling for the U.S. politicians to “abide by the spirit stipulated in the Olympic Charter,” Lijian asked them to “stop making sports a political matter and stop making troubles…

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Beijing subway now accepts digital yuan

[ad_1] China continues expanding the scope of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) by debuting digital yuan payments for transport services. According to an official Wednesday announcement, the Beijing subway has launched a pilot program enabling passengers to access 24 subway lines and four suburban railway stations using the digital yuan, also known as e-CNY. The new service is only available for customers witb a bank account at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a major bank involved in China’s CBDC tests. “You need to download a mobile app…

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Over 3,000 ATMs in Beijing can now convert digital yuan into cash

[ad_1] China continues apace with the adoption of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) as major banks launch a significant batch of digital yuan-powered ATMs. The digital yuan — a CBDC controlled by The People’s Bank of China — is now available for deposit and withdrawals at over 3,000 ATMs across Beijing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported Friday. According to the report, the Beijing branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has become the first bank to fully enable the digital yuan exchange in the Chinese capital city…

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