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No Libra style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers

No Libra style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers European Union finance ministers have agreed a defacto ban on the launch in the region of so-called global ‘stablecoins’ such as Facebook’s planned Libra digital currency until the bloc has a common approach to regulation that can mitigate the risks posed […]

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Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees What […]

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Coinbase users will earn rewards on USDC holdings

Coinbase users will earn rewards on USDC holdings Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase wants to foster USDC adoption by letting you earn rewards when you keep USDC on your Coinbase account. Essentially, if you’re a U.S. customer, your Coinbase account has become an uninsured savings account with a 1.25% APY rewards rate. If you’re […]

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Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency

Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency Facebook unveiled a cryptocurrency called Libra yesterday as well as the Libra Association, a not-for-profit that will oversee all things Libra. While Libra’s white paper draws a lot of inspiration from other cryptocurrencies, the current governance model and blockchain implementation remind […]

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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan

Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain startup […]

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Coinbase leads $12.75M investment in project to create ‘digital security offerings’

Coinbase leads .75M investment in project to create ‘digital security offerings’ Coinbase, the $8 billion crypto exchange giant, is one of a bevy of big name crypto investors backing a project aimed to revolutionize the U.S. securities industry using blockchain technology. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO, told the audience at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in […]

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