Tether CTO refutes stablecoin FUD as short-sellers circle

Tether chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino has confirmed that the stablecoin has been the subject of a “coordinated attack” by hedge funds looking to short sell the dollar-pegged crypto asset.  Speaking to his 151,600 Twitter followers on Monday, June 27, the Tether executive was responding to reports that hedge funds have been borrowing millions in loans to short USDT since the collapse of Terra (LUNA) in May. He alleged that hedge funds have been trying to create pressure “in the billions” to “harm Tether liquidity” with the aim of eventually…

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ANZ’s stablecoin used to buy tokenized carbon credits

ANZ’s stablecoin A$DC has been used to buy Australian tokenized carbon credits, marking another critical test of the asset’s use cases in the local economy. In March, the “Big Four” bank became the first major Australian financial institution to mint its own stablecoin after overseeing a pilot transaction worth 30 million AUD ($20.76 million) between Victor Smorgon Group and digital asset manager Zerocap. ANZ’s stablecoin is fully collateralized by Australian dollars (AUD) held in the bank’s managed reserved account. So far, A$DC transactions have primarily been conducted over the Ethereum…

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Tether to Launch New Pound Sterling-Backed Stablecoin

Tether announced today that it would start a sterling-backed stablecoin next month. This announcement comes after the UK decided to regulate the stablecoin sector in readiness for its attempt to turn London into a world crypto hub. This new stablecoin by Tether will be launched in early July and named GBPT. The stablecoin will be pegged at 1:1 to the pound sterling. The GBPT will also provide traders with a cheaper and faster way of transacting. The GBPT stablecoin will be the fourth stablecoin supported by Tether after the euro-pegged EURT, the…

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Tether to launch GBPT stablecoin pegged to British pound sterling

Major stablecoin company Tether is expanding its stablecoin offering with a new cryptocurrency pegged to the British pound sterling (GBP). Tether officially announced on June 22 that its upcoming GBP-pegged stablecoin, GBPT, will launch in early July and will initially support the Ethereum blockchain. GBPT will be a stable digital currency pegged on the 1:1 ratio to the GBPT, aiming to provide a faster and cheaper option for asset transfers. GBPT joins a family of four other fiat currency-pegged Tether tokens, including the largest stablecoin by market capitalization, USDT. Other…

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BIS to launch market intelligence platform amid stablecoin, DeFi collapse

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub announced the launch of a new set of projects targeting various aspects of traditional and crypto payments — including a cryptocurrency market intelligence platform and security for retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). BIS’s cryptocurrency market intelligence platform will be launched under the Eurosystem Centre initiative, which aims to provide vetted data about crypto projects. One of the key drivers for the project’s commencement is the collapse of numerous stablecoins projects and decentralized finance (DeFi) lending platforms such as Terra (LUNA) and…

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Circle launches euro-backed stablecoin EUROC

USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle Internet Financial is launching a fully-reserved stablecoin pegged to the euro, signaling to the market that demand for crypto foreign exchange services remains high despite recent industry turmoil.  Euro Coin, or EUROC, will be available for trading on June 30, Circle said Thursday in a statement that was shared with Cointelegraph. Like USDC, Euro Coin is a regulated stablecoin that is fully backed by reserves — in this case, the euro. That means every EUROC token in circulation will have an equivalent euro-denominated reserve held…

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Scientists claim to have designed a fully decentralized stablecoin pegged to electricity

Researchers at the federally-funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have combined statistical mechanics and information theory to design a stablecoin they call Electricity Stablecoin (E-Stablecoin) that would transmit energy as a form of information. Livermore’s Maxwell Murialdo and Jonathan L. Belof say their innovation would make it possible to transmit electricity without physical wires or a grid and create a fully collateralized stablecoin pegged to a physical asset – electricity – that is dependent on its utility for is value.  According to the scientists, the E-Stablecoin would be minted…

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USDD stablecoin falls to $0.97, DAO inserts $700M to defend the peg

While the market has not yet fully recovered from the onslaught caused by the TerraUSD (UST) depeg, another stablecoin project shows signs of distress, causing fears and speculation within the community.  Stablecoin protocol USDD’s price dipped to $0.97 on major crypto trading platforms on Monday. Because of this, the market started to keep an eye on the project with fears that the project will follow the footsteps of Terra (LUNA). CurveSwaps, a bot that monitors large asset transfers flagged that $1 million USDD was recently swapped to 997,339 Tether (USDT).…

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