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Stable.Report, Jul.23 — Jul.29

Interview with SweetBridge’s CEO 🎙 For this week’s podcast, Stable.Report interviewed Scott Nelson, CEO and Chairman of SweetBridge, at their offices in London.

-via Stable.Report

Stablecoin Projects Find Major Backers, Raise Quarter Billion Dollars 💰

According to Diar’s research, new stablecoin solutions have now raised more than $240Mn in funding. With eight new stablecoins popping up, VC investors are hedging their bets. Andreessen Horowitz, Pantera Capital and Digital Currency Group have each invested in three different ones. Polychain and 1confirmation have each backed two.


State of Stablecoins, 2018 🙇

VariabL CCO Nathan Sexer undertakes an exhaustive study of stable digital assets and explains why they’re essential to the emerging decentralized economy.

-via Consensys

Venezuela’s New Petro-Backed National Currency to Start Circulating in August 🇻🇪

The Bolívar Soberano (Sovereign Bolivar), will have five zeros less than the existing national currency Bolivar Fuerte (VEF) and will be anchored to the oil-backed Petro (PTR) digital currency. The Petro stablecoin was launched by the government of Venezuela this February. -via CoinTelegraph

Venezuela is ripe for a radical economy 🇻🇪

Unlike the Petro, the cryptocurrency designed for the day after would have to be decentralized.

-via Medium

Iran Is Planning to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency In Order to Bust U.S. Sanctions 🇮🇷

Iran’s state-sponsored Press TV reported Wednesday that the “plan to create an indigenous cryptocurrency” was moving forward, and the central bank was working with “domestic knowledge-based companies” to develop the digital currency.

-via Fortune

US making mistake using dollar as political weapon — Putin 🙇

Regarding our American partners placing limitations, including those on dollar transactions, I believe is a big strategic mistake. By doing so, they are undermining the trust in the dollar as a reserve currency,” said Putin.

-via RT

Yes, Stablecoins Can Secure Official Audits from Major Firms 📰

An interview with Tory Reiss, VP of corporate development at TrustToken

-via Bitcoin Magazine

Stablecoins are a hack. Let’s hack the system 💡

-via Twitter (thread)

Increasing the Dai Stability Fee 🎚️

A month from now, the Maker Foundation will start the process of stabilizing the Dai target price using adjustments of the stability fee.

-via MakerDAO

Stasis Onboards its First Institutional Client 📰

“We are happy to welcome on board of the STASIS ecosystem a licensed money manager, specializing in liquid alternatives. Institutional investors are just starting to accumulate crypto exposure and the EURS token is a perfect start to get involved in this exciting marketplace” said Stasis’s CEO Gregory Klumov

-via Crypto Disrupt

The White Company reaches $100 million in transactions 📈

“We’ve made it our mission to help consumers use crypto to purchase goods, experiences or simply cash out into fiat, and our recent stablecoin and wallet platform furthers that goal. This milestone is a testament to the demand for widespread usability, and we’re excited to continue serving the market and working with merchants in the near future.” said Elizabeth White, CEO of The White Company

-via Coin Geek

Early issuance of Havven nUSD 💸

nUSD has been issued by the Havven Foundation as part of a staged rollout, and has also been tested successfully. To ensure a greater cross-section of user feedback, they’re opening it up to individuals outside the Foundation. If you would like to participate, click the link.

-via Havven

Launch party for ////Pier — the stable token for the Etch Economy 🎈

Brought to the world through a collaboration between the Etch Foundation and AvalanChain, ////Pier aims to be a fully decentralised project administered by its community.

-via Meetup

Digixdao Governance Update: Carbon Voting for 2 parameters to start on 1st August 2018 8:00UTC ⚠️ -via Digix