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Spanish Financial Sector Explores Design Concepts for Digital Euro

“Iberpay in concert with 16 Spanish banks has successfully concluded proof-of-concept trials that tested different design options for a future digital euro. The Smart Money project compared and contrasted different approaches currently under investigation by the European Central Bank, such as token-based and account-based models, DLT technology, online digital money payments and the possibility of […]
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PayU Purchases CELO Tokens to Kickstart Stablecoin Payment Program

“PayU, the payments business of the investment group Prosus, has formed a partnership with decentralized payments protocol Celo. The pair plan to launch new stablecoin payment options for PayU’s 450,000 merchant customers using cUSD, Celo’s dollar-pegged stablecoin. Together, PayU’s clients serve millions of people across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.”
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Yellen Urges Quick U.S. Adoption of Stablecoin Rules

“Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told regulators Monday that the U.S. government must move quickly to establish a regulatory framework for stablecoins, a rapidly growing class of digital currencies. A group of U.S. regulators plans to issue recommendations in the coming months for fixing any regulatory gaps around stablecoins, the Treasury Department said in a statement.”

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FICO UK Credit Market Report May 2021: Markedly Lower Year-On-Year Increase in Credit Card Spend Suggests Consumers Are Adjusting to ‘New Normal’

“Global analytics software provider FICO today released its analysis of UK card trends for May 2021, which suggests that some consumers are practicing pragmatic financial management, as well as continuing to make use of savings accrued during the pandemic. There are, however, warning signs of the financial pressure growing for those already in debt. Whilst the […]
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Greater Transparency for USDC Reserves

“Since nearly three years ago when the first USD Coin (USDC) entered circulation, Circle, together with Centre Consortium, have prioritized trust, transparency, and accountability. These priorities have helped USDC grow widely within the global blockchain ecosystem… With this latest reserve attestation, we are now including a breakdown of dollar-denominated  reserve assets, which are all held […]
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