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Major Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Developing Stablecoin Pegged to the Franc

Financial service provider SIX is developing a stablecoin pegged to the Swiss franc, a company spokesman confirmed to Cointelegraph on May 23.The company is also planning to launch a blockchain-powered exchange for digital tokens in the second half of 2019, but the spokesman said he was currently not at liberty to discuss

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Coinbase Payment Processing Service Now Supports Circle’s USDC Stablecoin

Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that its cryptocurrency payment processor Coinbase Commerce now supports Circle’s stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) in a blog post on May 20.Per the announcement, Coinbase Commerce users can now accept USDC payments with no transaction fees. The announcement specifies that “unlike accepting credit

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Low Turnout Hinders MakerDAO Vote to Decrease Stablecoin Stability Fee by 2%

The vote to decrease stability fee for MakerDAO’s Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized stablecoin Dai has failed, according to the voting results published on May 20.The vote about whether to decrease the fee by 2% to 17.5% per year started yesterday, May 19. MakerDAO is looking to change the yearly stability

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Circle Releases Another Attestation Report on Stablecoin USDC’s USD Reserves

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The company reported the update in a blog post published on May 17.USD Coin is an Ethereum-based token compliant with the ERC20 standard that was first announced in May last year and released in

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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,

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Coinbase-Backed Stablecoin Startup Reserve to Launch ‘Venmo Style App’ in Venezuela

Stablecoin project Reserve announced that it will launch a crypto-fiat payments app in Venezuela and Angola in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 12. In the same announcement, the firm revealed that it is listing its separate utility token, Reserve Rights (RSR), on major exchange Huobi Global’s

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Facebook Stablecoin Aims to Conquer Online Payments Market, Reports Suggest

Facebook’s potential expansion into crypto has been widely discussed in the past few months. Although the social media giant has not confirmed anything beyond having a blockchain department, new details about its digital token project continue to surface.Most recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Facebook is talking

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