Central Bank of Bahrain successfully trials JPMorgan’s token for its digital payment
    12 Jan 2022

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has successfully completed a digital payments test in collaboration with JPMorgan’s blockchain and cryptocurrency unit Onyx. The trial run included testing the widely anticipated JPM Coin, a digital currency backed by the American investment bank JPMorgan. Bahrain’s central bank revealed it is committed to improving the customer experience for…

    PayPal is exploring its own stablecoin backed by the US dollar
    12 Jan 2022

    PayPal confirmed Friday that it’s currently researching a PayPal stablecoin, Bloomberg reports. Before, developer Steve Moser found code inside the PayPal app regarding PayPal Coin, a US dollar-backed stablecoin. A PayPal spokesperson confirmed the code and images came from an internal hackathon by the company’s blockchain, crypto, and digital currencies division. “We are exploring a…

    As Turkey’s inflation surges to 36%, citizens turn from the lira to stablecoins
    12 Jan 2022

    Turkey’s economy remains in turmoil with inflation rising to 36%, and since this time last year, the country’s currency has lost 44% of its value against the US dollar. Meanwhile, the use of stablecoins in Turkey has skyrocketed, and today, 28.96% of all trades with Tether (USDT) are paired against the Turkish lira. Reports from…