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Hong Kong–Based Blockchain Fund Makes Its Case for Yen-Backed Stablecoin

Grandshores Technology Group, a Hong Kong–listed investment holding company, is seeking to raise around $12.7 million through a digital token fund, according to reports from the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Grandshores Technology plans to use the funding to launch a yen-backed stablecoin. Chinese investor Yongjie Yao, who currently chairs Grandshores Technology, is also a founding partner at Hangzhou Grandshores ...

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Crypto in Japan | Yen-backed Stablecoin in the Works

Japan just received some crypto-positive news, as a Chinese blockchain company just unveiled it’s working on a yen-backed cryptocurrency. Crypto in Japan has always been widely accepted, but it is quite the opposite in China—the country went as far as to create its own cryptocurrency firewall. The South China Morning Post reported this morning that Grandshores Technology Group is planning on ...

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Chinese Blockchain Fund Plans to Raise $13 Million for Japanese Yen Stablecoin

The Chinese entrepreneur in charge of a $1.5 billion blockchain fund will seek to create up to three new stable cryptocurrencies (stablecoins) pegged to various fiat currencies, South China Morning Post reports Tuesday, September 18. Yao Yongjie, whose Grandshores Blockchain Fund has the backing of well-known Chinese Bitcoin investor Li Xiaolai and the local government of the city of Hangzhou, ...

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Berkeley Professor Questions Stablecoin Viability in Unflattering Op-Ed

University of Berkeley Professor Barry Eichengreen has taken a swipe at the viability of stablecoins in an op-ed published on Project Syndicate. The critique, entitled “The Stable-Coin Myth,” argues stablecoins are not automatically “viable” just because they are pegged to an asset, though Eichengreen does believe they have an advantage over “conventional cryptocurrencies” such as bitcoin which he says “is ...

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Crypto Project Carbon Launches Stablecoin CarbonUSD

Crypto project Carbon is launching its own stablecoin called CarbonUSD. According to its website: “Carbon is a price-stable cryptocurrency that is creating a more efficient and inclusive global economy.” The coin will be based on the Ethereum network and is said to be backed one-for-one by the US dollar. Its arrival comes a week after the release of two competitor stablecoins, the Gemini dollar and Paxos Standard. ...

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Gemini’s New USD Cryptocurrency Stablecoin: A Whitepaper Deep Dive

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, founded by the Winklevoss twins, announced on Monday that the company has launched a stablecoin built on the ERC-20 standard. Named “Gemini Dollar” (GUSD) the coin’s value will be “strictly pegged 1:1 to the U.S. dollar,” according to the whitepaper. Of course, many stablecoins exist that are pegged to USD, such as Tether (USDT) and Dai ...

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Winklevoss Twins Launch Their Stablecoin, The Gemini Dollar

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have received the regulatory approval required to issue their stablecoin, Forbes reported on Monday, September 10. The new stablecoin is known as the Gemini Dollar and is developed on the Ethereum blockchain. The Winklevoss twins will issue the stablecoin through their Gemini Trust Company, with each token being backed by one U.S dollar in reserve.The fiat ...

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Gemini Stablecoin Launches as World First

A bit of an understatement, but it’s a massive day for the crypto industry. On Monday, the Winklevoss twins announced the launch of the Gemini stablecoin, a regulated cryptocurrency backed by USD. Super excited to announce the launch of the Gemini dollar, the world’s first regulated stablecoin! So proud of our amazing team. cc @GeminiDotCom https://t.co/7qUYM2rjtP — Tyler Winklevoss (@tylerwinklevoss) September ...

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Blockchain Trust Company Paxos Launches NY Regulator-Approved, USD-Backed Stablecoin

Blockchain Trust company Paxos has launched a U.S.-dollar backed stablecoin following approval from New York regulators, according to a press release published September 10. Backed 1:1 by the dollar, the Ethereum blockchain-based stablecoin, dubbed ‘Paxos Standard,’ has been approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), which will exercise regulatory oversight over the asset’s issuance and trading. ...

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Winklevoss Brothers Launch Fiat-Backed Stablecoin After New York Regulator’s Green Light

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, creators of cryptocurrency trading platform Gemini, have received permission from New York regulators to launch their own stablecoin, according to a post on Gemini’s Medium Monday, September 10. The so-called Gemini dollar now has the backing of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The brothers’ Medium post describes the coins being backed by U.S. ...

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