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Coinbase Goes for Tether's Throat, Catapults USD Coin Into 85 Countries

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By CCN: Given the widely publicized troubles faced by Tether (USDT), there is a massive opportunity for a competitor to wade into the stablecoin arena. It appears that Coinbase will be that adversary, as the crypto exchange is taking the opportunity to double down on USDT's problems and expand USD Coin (USDC) trading into 85 countries. USDT is the result of a collaboration between Coinbase and...

Shocking! Coinbase's Rocky Year Just Got Worse with CTO Departure

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In what has already proven to be an extremely challenging 12 months for Coinbase is shows no signs of respite. The crypto exchange's CTO announced his departure following roughly one year in the spot. Balaji Srinivasan broke the news on his Twitter account. He also thanked his "friend" Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong for the opportunity. 1/2 Really enjoyed my time at Coinbase working with my friend...

Crypto Hedge Fund Holdings Spiked 40% in Q1 2019 to Whopping $14.4 Billion

By CCN.com: According to a Circle Research report, crypto hedge funds, private equity firms, and venture capitalists increased their holdings by almost 40% in the first quarter of this year. A massive quarter-over-quarter gain, the increases took place before the most recent “bull run,” which means that the same figure might see even larger gains for the second quarter and beyond. Whatever...

Crypto Industry is Betting Big on the Future of Stablecoins

When merchants started introducing bitcoin and similar digital currencies as one of their payment methods, they quickly encountered a significant problem: price volatility. There were instances like a luxury item dealership, which used to accept bitcoins for their products but saw the value their Ferrari cars jump by almost 33% during a test run. The company, dubbed as The White Company, later...

Crypto Exchange Giant Binance Creates Combined Stablecoin Market

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Interesting moves are afoot in stablecoin land. Major crypto trading platform Binance, which is the top exchange by volume – doing nearly twice the 24-hour volume of its nearest competitor at time of writing – has announced that it is creating a new unified stablecoin market. While they haven’t released full details on this new market, we do know that USDT will be part of it, as it is the first...

Independent Firm Verifies Crypto Giant Circle’s USDC Reserves

Circle has announced that it has contracted an independent accounting firm, Grant Thornton LLP, to verify through attestation reports the dollar reserves thaCirclece maintains to back the USDC token. Circle joins Paxos Standard in doing this on a monthly basis. According to the findings of Grant Thornton, Circle actually has about $4,000 more than it has issued in tokens in its accounts backing...

Binance the Latest Exchange to List Goldman Sachs-Backed USDC Stablecoin

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Leading cryptocurrency firm Binance has become the latest exchange to list the USDC stablecoin. In a statement, the cryptocurrency exchange indicated that trading of the USDC and bitcoin (USDC/BTC) pair, as well as the Binance token and the USDC (USDC/BNB) pair, will commence on November 17. Depositing the stablecoin which is pegged on a one-to-one ratio with the US dollar has, however, already...

Brave Browser's BAT Rallies 26% Over Weekend after Coinbase Pro Listing

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Basic Attention Token (BAT) on Monday has surged as much as 10.6 percent against the US Dollar from the previous day's low. The BAT/USD exchange rate today has marked fresh quarterly highs towards 0.322-fiat, totaling the bullish gains to as high as 26 percent since November 2. The pair is also experiencing a quadruple surge in its intraday trading volume, rising from near $8 million to circa $36...

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