Fiat-backed stablecoins could be used to post bail in New York under proposed bill
    11 May 2023

    A New York lawmaker has introduced a new bill that proposes to allow certain stablecoins to be accepted as payment for bail. A New York lawmaker has introduced a new bill that would see dollar-pegged stablecoins accepted as a legal form of payment for bail bonds. The partisan bill, introduced on May 10 by New York…

    Circle reportedly adjusts USDC reserves to avoid US default risk
    11 May 2023

    The world’s second-largest stablecoin issuer wants to reduce its exposure to potential US debt defaults. Stablecoin issuer Circle has reportedly adjusted its reserves treasury in an effort to reduce the risks of United States debt defaults. According to a May 10 Politico newsletter, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said that the firm has adjusted the mix of…

    Coinbase calls Pepe a ‘hate symbol,’ prompting calls to boycott the exchange
    11 May 2023

    An email newsletter sent out to Coinbase customers on May 10 caused significant backlash from the Pepe community. An email sent out to Coinbase customers describing the Pepe meme as a “hate symbol” co-opted by alt-right groups has drawn significant ire from the PEPE memecoin community. Prominent crypto influencer Borovik.eth shared a screenshot of the email newsletter…

    S&P Global attempts to assess crypto assets’ susceptibility to macroeconomics
    11 May 2023

    The ratings agency looked at five areas of interconnectedness between the crypto ecosystem and traditional finance; its lack of firm conclusions may be telling. Rating provider S&P Global has examined whether or not there is a relationship between crypto assets and macroeconomics in a new report. Its conclusion is a firm “maybe” and the details…