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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 31, 2022

CeFi vs DeFi: What Are the Main Differences?

CeFi vs DeFi: What Are the Main Differences? The term DeFi, short for “decentralized finance,” is quite the buzzword in the finance sphere these days. It refers to the core concept behind blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, in that financial transactions are conducted peer-to-peer globally, without centralized banks or other such intermediaries. For the uninitiated, CeFi, […]

July 27, 2022

What Is DeFi and What Makes It Unique? 

What is DeFi? Short for “decentralized finance,” DeFi is a broad term that refers both to a new, digital-native financial system and to the range of digital applications and protocols that support it. As its name suggests, DeFi does not entail a centralized system akin to the traditional financial infrastructure of retail banks, multi-national financial […]

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 31, 2022

What Makes “Always-On Treasury” a Game-Changer in Finance?

In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of truly “global” companies, as it is easier than ever to establish businesses in new jurisdictions without needing to have a physical presence there. While this flexibility allows companies to operate on a much larger scale than before, it also comes with certain drawbacks when it comes to maintaining a well-planned […]

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 […]

May 8, 2022

Can Digital Assets Introduce A New and Improved Way For Treasury Management?

MSBs of any size will know that financial planning is a vital part of running their business—and that treasury management is integral to ensuring the viability and sustainability of any such plan. Beyond simply managing the liquidity of a bank or financial institution to regulate day-to-day cash flow, a robust corporate treasury management program should […]

April 24, 2022

Why is Treasury Management a Major Issue in Cross-Border Payments?

When dealing with a company on the other side of the world, you want to be able to effectively process and handle payments. However, with different currencies facing different levels of stability, this can sometimes be more than challenging and cause heavy loads in companies treasury operations. Especially in money transfers between countries with long […]

April 5, 2022

What Makes Crypto-Backed Lending So Alluring?

Crypto-backed lending has already become a major hit in the market - there's no doubt about that fact. It offers a way for people and businesses that need money to easily get their hands on funds, and it can be a reliable source of passive income for investors as well.

Today, protocols in both the centralized and decentralized crypto space offer access to loans. Decentralized finance (DeFi) is […]

March 20, 2022

The Great 96/97 Moment Of Web3: US President Joe Biden puts out an executive order on cryptocurrencies

Arf's Perspective: US President Joe Biden puts out an executive order on cryptocurrencies that focus on six key areas: consumer protection, financial stability, illicit activity, U.S. competitiveness, financial inclusion and responsible innovation. This is the answer to the question that every stakeholder in web3 market has been asking for several years: Will the US ban […]

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