Jeremy Allaire’s Circle the Latest to Distance Itself from Facebook’s Libra

Jeremy Allaire’s Circle issued a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin before stablecoins were cool. Now that Facebook has joined the fray with its Libra coin, which is designed to be backed by a basket of fiat currencies (and maybe other financial instruments), the spotlight on stablecoins has grown brighter. But Allaire, who is testifying in front of […] The post Jeremy Allaire’s Circle the Latest to Distance Itself from Facebook’s Libra appeared first on CCN Markets

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Facebook’s Aging Users & Broke Teens Will Reject GlobalCoin: Report

By CCN: Excitement for Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency, dubbed GlobalCoin, may have hit its first roadblock in adoption. Poor Demographics for GlobalCoin According to research published on May 28 by cryptocurrency analytics firm Diar, Facebook’s payment-focused coin will fail to gain traction based upon the demographics of the platform’s user base. Despite being one of the largest social media hubs on the web, GlobalCoin adoption will face an uphill battle with Facebook’s aging population. Diar’s research shows that less than half of Facebook’s users are under the age of 35, with…

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Security Tokens – Not Bitcoin – is MakerDAO’s Most Exciting New Feature

Rune Christensen, the CEO and founder of MakerDAO, came to the United States this week to visit the MIT Bitcoin Expo, among other things. Christensen took some time to talk to CCN about the status of MakerDAO’s full release. Any Real Value Asset Can Potentially Back a Dai He says the multi-collateral Dai release will have two major features, but the most important is, well, the addition of other types of collateral. “The first one is that it can support multiple collateral types. This of course means ERC-20 tokens. It…

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Stablecoins are Beginning to See Traction Outside of Crypto Exchanges

According to statistics published in Diar, stablecoins have seen more than 1000% increased transaction activity on-chain since September. This is not to speak to the massive volume at which they are traded internally on crypto exchanges, which numbers in the several billions per day. The statistics are a change from previous times when the majority The post Stablecoins are Beginning to See Traction Outside of Crypto Exchanges appeared first on CCN

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