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October 4, 2023

Stablecoin Regulations: A snapshot of UK, US, EU, and Singapore

Recent regulatory developments reflect increasing confidence in fiat-pegged stablecoins. While regulations had struggled to keep pace with the rapid evolution of cryptocurrencies for some time, the uncertain regulatory landscape did not impede the exponential growth of stablecoins.

Some of the world's largest economies have now begun to establish regulatory […]

August 17, 2023

The Role of Digital Assets in Cross-Border Payments

In today's global economy, the efficient flow of cross-border payments is essential for international trade and financial transactions. However, traditional cross-border [...]

June 28, 2022

RWA-based Lending: A New Paradigm In Digital Asset Lending

Lending is - and has always been - one of the most important aspects of financial services. Over the course of history, several of the world’s greatest feats would never have been possible without the input of strong financiers who believed in certain visions and gave the funds for them to be brought into reality.  […]

May 27, 2022

Stablecoin Regulations: A snapshot of UK, US, EU, and Singapore

Recent developments in regulations demonstrate the trust in fiat-pegged stablecoins. Regulations were lagging behind the rapid development and continual breakthroughs in crypto for a long time. The uncertain regulatory environment slowed down the transition to cryptoassets, but couldn’t stop stablecoins from exponentially growing.
Some of the biggest economies in the world finally […]

May 19, 2022

$3 billion in bitcoin was sold in a last-ditch attempt to save UST stablecoin from collapse

Arf's Perspective: Yet another so-called “algorithmic stablecoin” breaks the buck by getting caught in the inescapable trap of a bank run as all partially collateralized assets would under just enough market pressure. This time though, it was seen coming from miles away by several cryptocurrency experts since the now fallen stablecoin Terra USD’s (UST) peg […]

May 13, 2022

USDC vs. USDT: Which Stablecoin is Better for Cross-Border Settlements?

USDC and USDT are currently the world’s leading stablecoins, with a combined share of more than 80% of the stablecoin market. Both are backed by a proportionally 1:1 amount of traditional assets like cash, making the price of a stablecoin stay pegged to $1.  Since traditional finance hasn’t found a solution to real-time and compliant […]

January 28, 2022

The Differences of Card Networks’ Approaches Towards Stablecoins

Card networks have been the leading players of the payment world since the 1960s. Despite the rapid involvement of new and challenging players, they have maintained their dominance throughout decades and come this far by adding up new offerings with constant innovations.

December 15, 2021

Multichain Stablecoins: What Are They, and Why Are They Important?

A multichain stablecoin is available on several blockchain networks rather than a single one. Therefore, it can flexibly operate on various blockchains, which reduces the friction of converting [...]

December 3, 2021

Can USD Stablecoins Cause Hyperdollarization and Fight Hyperinflation?

The vast majority of stablecoins today is USD-pegged and expected to be so in the future, as the US dollar continues to be the dominant international reserve currency.

December 3, 2021

How Are USD-Pegged Stablecoins Backed?

Stablecoins can be backed by various sources, including fiat currency, other cryptocurrencies, precious metals, and algorithmic functions. However, their backing source highly impacts their risk level.

October 12, 2021

How Can a Stablecoin Infrastructure Help Neobanks and E-Wallets?

Neobanks and e-wallets are transforming financial services with the enhanced convenience, user experience, and accessibility they provide. In addition, they are firing up the competition within the industry by offering new products and services every passing day, accelerating the much needed change in the finance ecosystem.

September 22, 2021

What Are Stablecoins and Why Are They Important for FIs?

Stablecoins are a type of cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to a real and stable asset like fiat currencies or gold, to stabilize its price.

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