Global Counsel partners with the Digital Pound Foundation

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We are delighted to announce that Global Counsel has become a strategic partner of the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF). Global Counsel is a global strategic advisory firm providing integrated consultancy services to clients working with policy change. Global Counsel and the DPF will collaborate on areas of overlapping interest across their policy and advocacy activities, […]

Uphold Delisting Tether and Five Other Stablecoins to Comply with MiCA Regulations

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Uphold has notified its European users that it will cease support for six stablecoins—Tether (USDT), Dai (DAI), Frax (FRAX), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Pax Dollar (USDP), and TrueUSD (TUSD)—effective July 1. This move aligns with the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA), which enforces stricter rules on fiat-backed and algorithmic stablecoins. Users must convert these […]

Ripple Complete Key Acquisition in Preparation to Launch USD-Backed Stablecoin

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Earlier this year, Ripple announced its intent to acquire Standard Custody & Trust Company, a regulated digital asset custodian. Following regulatory approval, Ripple announced that the acquisition is now complete, and they have concurrently appointed Jack McDonald, CEO of Standard Custody, as Ripple’s Senior Vice President of Stablecoins, bringing extensive experience in investment banking, asset […]

An Accelerated Shift to Instant Payments Across Europe

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Source: Ripple (This post was originally published in 2022 and has been updated as of May 2024) Instant payments continue the forward march as the transaction method of choice for consumers and businesses across the European Union and the United Kingdom. Entities like the European Commission (EC) are behind the progress, working to build more […]

Exploring the Potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies in Africa

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Source: Ripple (This post was originally published in 2022 and has been updated as of May 2024) A few reasons for the aforementioned financial exclusion include cost barriers to opening an account, high remittance fees, a lack of identifying documentation, limited access to physical bank branches, and an economy that still largely operates on cash. […]

Digital Money Event 2024

Digital Pound Conference 2024

Details Location: London, United KingdomDate: Wednesday 23 October 2024Organised by: Digital Pound Foundation Description The Digital Money Event 2024 is the destination annual event for discussing the implementation of a digital Pound in both public and private forms. Assembling up to 200 guests, our members, partners, fintechs, policymakers, leading academics and the media will meet to […]

Stablecoins Coming to Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, CEO Elizabeth Stark

Stablecoins Coming to Bitcoin's Lightning Network, CEO Elizabeth Stark

Lightning Labs is making headway in introducing stablecoins to the Bitcoin network. This advancement comes through the utilisation of Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade, which was rolled out in late 2021. Elizabeth Stark, CEO of Lightning Labs, shared these insights during her presentation at FT Live’s Crypto and Digital Assets Summit in London. At the summit, Stark […]

Coinbase Announces Plans to Introduce Canadian Dollar Stablecoin

Coinbase Announces Plans to Introduce Stablecoin Linked to Canadian Dollar

Coinbase has announced plans to introduce a stablecoin tied to the Canadian dollar on its platform. This move follows shortly after the company received a license to operate in Canada. The exchange revealed on Twitter that it plans to add QCAD to its list of offerings. QCAD is a stablecoin pegged to the Canadian dollar, […]

Navigating the Future Stablecoin Market

Navigating the Future Stablecoin Market

Recorded live: 25 April 2024 According to CCData’s recent Stablecoins & CBDCs research report, stablecoin trading volumes on centralised exchanges rose 4.54% to $1.05tn in January 2024, reaching their highest level for 3 years. The market is rapidly expanding and also growing more complex with popular stablecoin features including not just stability but also security […]

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