Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 24th February.

Privately issued Stablecoins are a BIG deal!   Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. In January 2021, stablecoins processed $308 billion in transactions compared to bitcoin’s $297 billion.  Clearly people find them a valuable short term store of value as they allocate funds across the entire Crypto […]

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Hunting for crypto unicorns

This week, on Tuesday, Bitcoin’s price set a new all-time high of more than $50,000. This week, on Friday, Bitcoin’s market cap exceeded $1 trillion. This week, on Saturday, Bitcoin’s price set another all-time high, crossing $57,000. What a week it’s been. Certainly, we are going to see more weeks like this one ahead in […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 17th February.

Will a CBDC be private?   Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week.   How private should a CBDC be?  China has already made all of those design decisions, its CBDC will be centrally controlled, managed and linked to your identity.  But what will the West decide? First, […]

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Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin. Are you buying?

Today is Valentine’s day and many people around the world are celebrating the day with their loved ones. HODLing bitcoin is like being in a relationship, with its share of ups and downs. But on this day, like on past Valentine’s days, bitcoin once again showed us some love. The price of bitcoin today reached […]

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Tesla and Bitcoin 

Tesla (TSLA) announcing that it had invested $1.5bn in the cryptocurrency was an obvious boost to the BTC-USD price. The law of supply and demand is one constant we can rely upon. The news is extra significant because Elon Musk of Tesla is now the third CEO to invest their treasury funds into Bitcoin, following […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 10th February.

What will a CBDC stablecoin actually look like?   Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week.   This question is still front of mind in the West, whilst in China it is decided and is in the roll-out phase.  But first, I found this table useful in categorising […]

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Switzerland as the jurisdiction for new blockchain based finance

February kicked off with news that Switzerland now lets tokenized securities trade on a blockchain with the same legal standing as traditional assets. The significance is at two levels. The first level is simply legal certainty. Switzerland has long been officially a multi-currency county, because of an alternative currency called WIR.  The WIR was set up […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 3rd February.

CBDC’s will not be trustless Digital Cash! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. Interesting debate this week on just what a Digital currency should be if it is issued by a Central Bank.  As we all know good old fashioned cash, Bitcoin and most privately issued stablecoins […]

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GameStop. GameOver. A New Reality is Here

GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer and last week it was the talk of the town. To summarize what happened, a group of users on the r/WallStreetBets, a Reddit forum where participants talk about stock and option trading, noticed large short positions on Gamestop, almost 140% of the available […]

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