Tether reports 17% decrease in commercial paper holdings over Q1 2022

USDT Stablecoin issuer Tether has reported it cut its reserves allocation to commercial paper investments and increased that of United States Treasury bills over the first quarter of 2022. In a Thursday blog post, Tether reported its reserves were “fully backed,” seemingly in an effort to assuage many users’ fears around USDT briefly depegging from the dollar on May 12. According to the stablecoin issuer, its commercial paper holdings over Q1 2022 decreased 17% from roughly $24 billion to $20 billion, with an additional 20% reduction to be reflected in…

FTX US to launch stock trading against stablecoins

Major cryptocurrency exchange FTX is moving into equity trading, with its United States-based subsidiary FTX US launching a stock trading platform. West Realm Shires Services, the owner and operator of FTX US, announced on May 19 the upcoming launch of FTX Stocks, a stock trading service offered directly through the FTX US trading app. The new stock trading platform will feature trading and investing in hundreds of U.S. exchange-listed shares, including common stocks and exchange-traded funds. According to the announcement, FTX Stocks will be the first platform to ever allow…

Solana, Cardano Tokens Slide Over 9% as Cryptos See Weakness Amid Poor US Consumer Data

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The Dept. of Commerce has 17 questions to help develop a crypto framework

The US Department of Commerce is calling for submissions on how it can establish a framework that will bolster American economic competitiveness in digital assets including crypto and stablecoins. The Department of Commerce (DoC) intends on publishing a series of 17 questions in a request for comment through the International Trade Administration. The request will be published in the Federal Register on May 19. The questions pertain to the DoC’s efforts to develop a framework for challenges to the growth of American economics regarding digital assets, as requested by President…

US Appeals Court Orders SEC to Bring Enforcement Actions to Jury Trials

The SEC alleged in 2013 that George Jarkesy Jr. and his firm, Patriot28 LLC, violated federal securities law by misstating his hedge funds’ assets. The case was tried before an administrative law judge, rather than before a civil court. These administrative law judges, or in-house judges, may have violated Jarkesy’s seventh amendment rights to a jury trial, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling Wednesday. Author: Nikhilesh De Source link

SEC chair uses crypto enforcement in justification for FY2023 budget

Gary Gensler, chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has cited concerns about cryptocurrency enforcement in its budget request for the next fiscal year. In written testimony for a Wednesday hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Gensler said he supported President Joe Biden’s request to budget more than $2.1 billion for the SEC in FY2023, allowing the regulatory body to increase its enforcement division by 50 people. The SEC chair cited concerns about the crypto space, referring to markets as “highly volatile and speculative”…

Let Terra Die

Those victims are understandably interested in plans to rebuild Terra, and, one hopes, to regain the value of the effectively worthless tokens they are left holding. Kwon’s blockchain was built around a stablecoin, UST, and a related free-floating cryptocurrency, LUNA, meant to keep the stablecoin algorithmically pegged at $1. Author: David Z Morris Source link

Aave launches open-source platform for social networking DApps on Polygon

Aave (AAVE) has announced a new project called the Lens Protocol that focuses on helping developers build social networking decentralized applications (DApps) on the Polygon blockchain.  Apart from social media DApps, the liquidity market protocol creators aim to use nonfungible token (NFT) technology along with Lens’ open-source blockchain tech to allow developers to create marketplaces, recommendation algorithms and other applications. According to Aave, this will allow users to completely own their own data and give creators new monetization opportunities. Lens Protocol allows users to have a single Lens profile that…