First Stablecoin Trading Pairs Listed on Binance DEX

Major global crypto exchange Binance has listed trading pairs for USDSB, a Binance Chain-based version of StableUSD (USDS), the firm announced on June 24.As noted in the statement, Binance has launched trading for two trading pairs, including USDSB against major stablecoin tether (USDT), as well as the USDSB-to-USDS trading pair today at 10:00 AM UTC.Derived…

Facebook Has Not Applied for RBI Approval to Operate Libra in India: Report

Facebook’s newly announced cryptocurrency, libra, may not be available in India due to the current ban of blockchain-based currency transactions, as stated in a report by local publication The Economic Times on June 20.Citing people familiar with the matter, the report says that the social media giant has not applied for approval with the Reserve…

FT: US Regulator CFTC in Talks With Facebook Over Rumored Crypto Plans

United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is in talks with Facebook about its upcoming stablecoin launch, the Financial Times (FT) reported on June 2.Citing chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, the publication revealed that Facebook is attempting to smooth out the regulatory landscape ahead of the asset, currently dubbed GlobalCoin, allegedly going live next…

Polychain CEO Says Facebook’s Rumored Stablecoin Blockchain Should Be Public

Polychain Capital CEO Olaf Carlson-Wee thinks Facebook would be smart to build its stablecoin on a public, open blockchain infrastructure. Carlson-Wee delivered his remarks at the Consensus 2019 panel “To the Moon and Back” on May 15.Carlson-Wee explained that the blockchain platform he is referring to is one like bitcoin’s, in which the creator relinquishes control…

MakerDAO CTO Departs, Points to Internal Conflicts

Andy Milenius, formerly the chief technology officer at MakerDAO, published an open letter dated April 3 explaining his concerns over the project’s internal conflicts. MakerDAO is the  company behind the decentralized algorithmic Ethereum-based stablecoin DAI as well as the governance token Maker (MKR).In his 24-page-long letter, Milenius describes a conflict between his ideas of equal…

NYAG Accusations ‘Filled With Inaccuracies,’ Says Bitfinex Letter to Users

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex stated that the recent allegations by the New York Attorney General (NYAG) about the exchange’s insolvency are “filled with inaccuracies and false assertions.” The exchange made the claim in a letter seen by Cointelegraph, emailed to Bitfinex users today, April 27.The letter was signed by the exchange’s CEO, Jean Louis van der…

Arca Funds Files With SEC to Issue Stablecoin-Like Digitized Shares on ETH Blockchain

Arca Funds, an American institutional-grade investment manager, is seeking regulatory approval to issue digitized securities on blockchain, according to a filing document released on April 12.The company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its Arca UST Coins — digitized shares that will be authenticated and then recorded in…

MakerDAO to Increase Fees Above 10% in Bid to Stabilize DAI Stablecoin

news Investors who hold tokens in the programmatic lending protocol MakerDAO appear likely to approve a fifth fee increase that would further raise the cost of platform’s US dollar-backed stablecoin DAI. Since Monday, five different options have been presented to MakerDAO token holders, all of which suggested different possible increases to the platform’s “stability fee,” the most…