Stablecoins

Europe (Claudio Schwarz/Unsplash)
The Big Misunderstanding: What MiCA Really Means for Stablecoins in Europe
The EU's comprehensive crypto guidance does not introduce entirely new regulations for fiat backed stablecoins, former central banker Jón Egilsson writes. Instead it affirms e...
Europe (Claudio Schwarz/Unsplash)

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Treasury Secretary Yellen Says U.S. Needs Better Stablecoin Regulation
"A federal regulator should have the ability to decide if a stablecoin issuer should be barred from issuing such an asset," she told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is set to warn lawmakers about crypto hazards to financial stability. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Warns of Crypto Risks
Yellen is set to tell U.S. lawmakers that the FSOC is especially wary of stablecoins and the potential for digital asset runs.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is set to warn lawmakers about crypto hazards to financial stability. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Tether's logo (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Stablecoin Tether’s Increasing Dominance Is Bad for Crypto Markets, JPMorgan Says
Other stablecoins such as USD Coin may benefit from the coming regulatory crackdown and gain market share, the report said.
Tether's logo (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino (Tether)
Tether Reports Record $2.85B Profit as Biggest Stablecoin Nears $100B Market Cap
The stablecoin issuer held over $5.4 billion in excess reserves as of 2023 year-end, according to its latest attestation.
Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino (Tether)

Circle to issue USDC on Celo (CELO) network to boost RWA capabilities. (Sandali Handagama/ CoinDesk)
Circle to Issue Its Stablecoin USDC on Celo Network to Boost RWA Capabilities
Celo, which is in the midst of transforming into an Ethereum layer 2 network, increasingly positions itself as a blockchain for real-world assets.
Circle to issue USDC on Celo (CELO) network to boost RWA capabilities. (Sandali Handagama/ CoinDesk)

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
A Backdoor Regulatory Option Haunts U.S. Crypto
If all else fails with Plan A for setting up stablecoin rules with legislation, the industry's Republican allies in Washington have revealed their worry the Federal Reserve co...
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Hong Kong harbor skyline view into Kowloon
Hong Kong Gets Spot-Bitcoin ETF Application, Stablecoin Interest From China’s Harvest Global: Reports
Venture Smart Financial Holdings is also aiming for a spot-bitcoin ETF and is involved in the discussions about the stablecoin sandbox.
Hong Kong harbor skyline view into Kowloon

Many Turkish citizens are using stablecoins to protect their wealth amid inflation, Burak Tamaç writes. (Stefan Kostoski/Unsplashed, modified by CoinDesk)
In Search of Financial Freedom: The Answer Lies With Bitcoin, Not Stablecoins
"It is not enough to swap one master for another, be it a government or a corporation," Montclair State University adjunct professor Burak Tamaç writes.
Many Turkish citizens are using stablecoins to protect their wealth amid inflation, Burak Tamaç writes. (Stefan Kostoski/Unsplashed, modified by CoinDesk)

Tether to publish real time reserve data (Jorge Salvador/Unsplash)
Does Howard Lutnick Know ‘the Truth’ About Tether?
Speaking at Davos, the Cantor Fitzgerald CEO says the stablecoin issuer has the money to back USDT. Maybe it’s time we all started to believe in Tether, despite the “truthers”...
Tether to publish real time reserve data (Jorge Salvador/Unsplash)