Stablecoins Beat Bitcoin, Says ECB Presidential Hopeful

Francois Villeroy de Galhau of the European Central Bank (ECB) says stablecoins hold more promise than Bitcoin. The ECB policymaker says fiat-pegged crypto will have a place in the legacy financial system. We Prefer Fiat-Pegged Crypto According to Bloomberg, Villeroy believes that cryptocurrencies pegged to fiat will be the ones to experience greater utility within […]

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Says Stablecoins Are Not Cryptocurrencies

The lack of uniformity in stablecoins has led Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to conclude that stablecoins are not cryptocurrency. Not All Digital Assets Are Created Equal Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently announced that it does not believe stablecoins should be classified in the same category as cryptocurrencies. According to Japan’s Payment Services Act […]

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South Korean Exchange Bithumb Sells To Singapore Investor For $353 Million

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has sold to a Singapore entity with the aim of releasing new services and stablecoins.  Officials Finalize Majority Stake Deal As Korean news outlet Naver reports October 12, BK Global Consortium paid 400 million won ($353 million) for a majority stake in Bithumb, having previously held a […]

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London Block Exchange Launching Crypto Pound-Backed Stablecoin

The London Block Exchange said they have permission to launch a new virtual currency, the LBXPeg. The stablecoin would be backed by UK Pound Sterling reserves. The London Block Exchange (LBX) is planning to release a new virtual currency pegged to the Pound Sterling. The startup’s CEO Benjamin Dives told Business Insider the first “cryptopound” would […]

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