The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published for consultation 10 high-level recommendations to address what it sees as the regulatory, supervisory and oversight challenges raised by global stablecoin (GSC) arrangements. With continuing technological innovation in the financial sector as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, alternatives to cash may become yet more attractive, notes the FSB in a […]
Facebook has issued a series of whitepapers outlining its plans regarding the new cryptocurrency that it intends to launch in the first half of 2020. According to the materials released today, the underlying aim of the proposed cryptocurrency, called Libra, is to make moving money around globally as easy, cost effective and safe as sending […]
Seed CX has launched three stablecoins, PAX, USD Coin and TrueUSD, on its digital asset exchange. Through its subsidiaries, Seed CX offers a licensed, institutional exchange platform for trading digital assets, and plans to offer a market for Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-regulated digital asset derivatives. The three stablecoins are set to begin trading against […]
Gemini, the digital asset exchange and custodian founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, has launched a new cryptocurrency that is pegged to the US dollar.
The new cryptocurrency, called the Gemini dollar, is pegged 1:1 to the US dollar and is built on the Ethereum network according to the ERC20 standard for tokens.
Starting September 10, 2018 at 10am EST, it became possible to convert US dollars in a Gemini account into Gemini dollars and withdraw them to a specific Ethereum address. It is also possible to automatically convert Gemini dollars into US dollars by depositing them into a Gemini account.