Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 4th August.

Is human intervention good for Stablecoins? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw a very interesting dynamic play out.  The Central Bankers made the case for a CBDC’s on the basis that it gives them a whole new set of tools to balance and […]

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Prices Bounce Back and Crypto Population Hits 221 Million

On Friday, bitcoin’s price rose to $42,351.93. The cryptocurrency hit its highest price since May 20 and in the past seven days, the price of bitcoin increased by 23.2%. In the last week the price of bitcoin has broken the $40,000 mark on several occasions. The price swing is the reversal of the negative trend […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 28th July.

Stablecoins are spooky! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw a lot of talk from regulators about what we should be scared about, but it remains unclear if and what they will ever do. Stablecoin Regulations Are Coming Soon – CoinDesk   Part of […]

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4 part series on Lightning Network Part 4: Pooh Bear says disruptive change takes longer than expected but impact is bigger than expected

Pooh, exercising his role as moderator at the Pooh Corner Tech Debate, pointed out that most people in the audience are focussed on the supply issues around Lightning Network ie how it works, but that the bigger issues maybe around the demand issues ie who will use it. “That is why I follow the honey” […]

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Yield farming: High Rewards, High Risk?

The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell below the $30,000 threshold early last week, and many fear that  Aeolus’ bag of winds may have opened and we may see new lows. Cryptocurrencies have tumbled since mid-May, wiping some $1.3 trillion off their market value. All of the top ten most valuable cryptocurrencies are down by more than […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 21st July.

Oh just FUD it for a while and see what happens! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week saw the slow, cautious progress by Central Banks combined with a continued program by their supporters to stop or slow the growth of the existing privately issued stablecoin […]

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4 part series on Lightning Network Part 3: Tigger says be patient it is happening and will change everything 

Tigger bounced onto stage at the Pooh Corner Tech Debate and got a big cheer when he said “soon all Bitcoin wallets will have a Lightning Network capability and users will simply notice faster confirmation and lower fees.” A positive heckler shouted “and that will solve the economic incentive issue for node operators that Eeyore […]

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What’s next for DeFi?

In the financial world, 2021 will likely be remembered for two things. First, it was the year that Bitcoin began to gain traction, with a growing number of major financial institutions, huge technology corporations, and even a government signing on. Second, it’s the year DeFi’s value exploded, rising from less than $1 billion to $88 […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 14th July.

Stablecoins are for payments, not just as a value store between trades. Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw an interesting illustration of the difference between private issuers of stablecoins (Tether and Circle being the largest) and those public who are likely issuers being […]

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4 part series on Lightning Network Part 2: Eeyore says nice theory, shame about the traction

Eeyore usually gets negative audience reaction at the Pooh Corner Tech Debates as his pessimistic worldview contrasts with the optimistic enthusiasm of most tech conference attendees. He started by – uncharacteristically –  pandering to his audience by telling people that Lightning Network was a centralised solution; this got a heckle “why does that bother a […]

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