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Alex Harutunian

Alex has been in finance and audit for 20 years. With a strong interest in money technology, he is a contributor and technical editor on blockchain topics including DeFi, stablecoins and regulation

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Moneytech   -   Jul 18, 2024 PayPal Pushes Its Stablecoin, Incentivizes Holding
PayPal PYUSD

Despite PayPal’s dominant position in the payments business, its stablecoin project, PYUSD, has stalled. Numerous integrations have not managed to attract users. The company is now subsidizing the stablecoin’s yield on DeFi platforms. Can this become a standard feature of private money?

by Alex Harutunian
Stablecoins   -   Jul 06, 2024 Digital Euro Association Publishes a Review of the Stablecoin Regulation in the EU
Digital Euro Association Publishes a Review of the Stablecoin Regulation in the EU

The paper, "MiCAR's Influence on Stablecoins: Industry Insights and Implications," highlights inconsistencies and areas for improvement in the new law.

by Alex Harutunian
Stablecoins   -   Jun 30, 2024 Stablecoin Regime in the EU: MiCA Enters Into Force
Stablecoin Regime in the EU: MiCA Enters Into Force

The European crypto regulations concerning stablecoins has entered into force today.

by Alex Harutunian
Banking CBDC Roundup   -   Apr 06, 2024 Banking and CBDC Weekend Roundup: 06/04/2024
Banking and CBDC Weekend Roundup: 06/04/2024 Observers

A new currency for Zimbabwe plus the rest of the week's banking and CBDC news from Observers.

by Alex Harutunian
Banking CBDC Roundup   -   Mar 30, 2024 Banking and CBDC Weekend Roundup: 30/03/2024
Banking and CBDC Weekend Roundup: 30/03/2024

For all the key details of new blockchain projects in the banking world, real-world asset (RWA) tokenization, stablecoins, and central bank digital currency (CBDC) updates, the Observers 'Banking and CBDC Roundup' has you covered. This week HSBC pushed the adoption of tokenized RWA forward by opening its gold

by Alex Harutunian
Airdrop   -   Mar 19, 2024 Airdrop With Commitment. A New Stablecoin Project Experiments with Distribution
Kensetsu KEN KUSD stablecoi

Overcollaterized stablecoin project Kensetsu launches on SORA. The team proposes a "proof-of-burn" method for the sign-ups

by Alex Harutunian
DeFi   -   Mar 17, 2024 Between USD and Volatile Crypto. Maker’s Difficult (End)game
MakerDAO USDC Tether DAI Stabelcoins

The decentralized stablecoin project MakerDAO saw another shake last weekend, this time caused by the bullish outlook on the crypto market. It prompted an emergency intervention by the project’s guardians and put the project in hibernated mode right before the launch of its Endgame

by Alex Harutunian
Banking CBDC Roundup   -   Mar 16, 2024 Banking and CBDC Weekend Roundup 16/03/2024
Banking and CBDC Weekend Roundup 16/03/2024

For all the key details of new blockchain projects in the banking world, real-world asset (RWA) tokenization, stablecoins and central bank digital currency (CBDC) updates, the Observers 'Banking and CBDC Roundup' has you covered. A senior Indian regulator has admitted that the traditional finance sector needs to compete

by Alex Harutunian
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