Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 25th November.

Opening up the wholesale FX market to the many and not just the few.   Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw some major advances in both the thinking behind new and developing stablecoins and the operation of existing ones.  The common theme is […]

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Should You Buy Bitcoin Right Now? Buy and Don’t Sell

Another week, another high. Bitcoin’s price is surging, nearing its all time high, as the year comes to a close. Looking at all of 2020, it’s been surging all year long. The largest digital currency is up 160% since January 2020, and up 190% since March 15, after a noise dive in the second week of […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 18th November.

When, if ever, will we get our stablecoin(s)?   Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This last week we have heard quite a bit of “go slow” commentary on the pace of delivery of this future form of money.  Let’s try to summarize and make sense of […]

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Bitcoin and Defi are bringing in more VC dollars

The coronavirus had a negative impact on investment in early stage crypto startups, early in the year. The economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic made venture capital companies hesitant to invest in the first half of 2020. Yet, there is reason for optimism, as things are starting to turn around. In the third quarter of […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 11th November.

Is your stablecoin Privately or Publicly issued? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. Today, all stablecoins are issued by the Private sector.  Tether being the largest, followed by the audited USDC.  But should we have a Public option and should the Public Central Banks have a monopoly […]

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I remember the last time Bitcoin hit $15k

When I wrote my previous post last Sunday, bitcoin was around $13.8k a coin. This week it has skyrocketed  past $15,000, for the first time since January 2018. The price increase was more or less synchronized with the vote count in the United States and the ever-increasing tension in the country. Bitcoin has gained 17% […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 4th November.

Is this time a case of last mover advantage? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. Normally in the Fintech world a large advantage goes to the first mover, they get to build brand and scale, while the others scramble.  Then that brand and scale has its own […]

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Bitcoin by the numbers

I’ve always been a numbers guy when it come to bitcoin’s growth, especially as we try to predict future adoption. Yesterday was bitcoin’s 12th anniversary, and since the bitcoin whitepaper has been published on 350 web sites and cited by over 1,100 scholarly articles. This weekend, bitcoin’s price rose above $14,000 for the first time […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 28th October.

Who controls your currency and will you have any choice? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw maybe the biggest divergence in stablecoin global regulators with the West looking to go down a completely different path to China.  The central bank for central banks […]

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ālea iacta est… PayPal crosses over to Bitcoin

When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he uttered the famous phrase ālea iacta est (“the die has been cast”). On the October 21st, we had one of those moments and passed the point of no return. PayPal, one of the biggest payment companies in the world, with a market cap of $240 billion, 346 million […]

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