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How do cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens, stablecoins and other assets work, and how does the underlying blockchain technology support them? Explainer articles spell out the essentials about digital assets, the risks and security, while features explore the history, what influences values and who owns the most
How the digital assets are used, why they are growing in popularity, and why they are in regulators' sights
Andrew Bailey acknowledges there would be issues around privacy and the management of personal data in any new system
US company’s move to become leading regulated stablecoin comes as it expands presence in Asia-Pacific
The view of the regulators, however self-serving, is correct
Issuers of tokens that link crypto and traditional markets should function as banks, watchdogs urge
Cryptocurrency still draws huge inflows despite concerns over asset backing
Plus, a short seller’s $1m ‘bounty’ on Tether, more outflows from unloved UK stocks and Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt
Want to speak crypto? This guide tells you all you need to know
The assets are tethered to fiat currencies to limit volatility, yet firmly in regulators’ sights
Scrutiny comes as growing number of investors are looking to tap fast-growing digital asset market
Company chooses Paxos Dollar over its own cryptocurrency project Diem for pilot launch
Stablecoin operator accepts crypto in return for some loans, big customer says
The critical attention being paid to companies such as Tether is a welcome development
The digital tokens should be viewed as financial market infrastructure, report proposes
Payments group says its digital token will be backed by cash and short-term US government debt
Regulators are right to demand that cryptocurrencies are properly supervised
The academic thinks we’re seeing the revival of the era of free banking and regulators should act pre-emptively to manage the risks.
Giancarlo Devasini’s status at the centre of the cryptocurrency world is a remarkable transformation from his previous careers
USD Coin issuer plans Wall Street debut as value of its tokens in circulation eclipses $25bn
Not only must digital money go mainstream, but Circle must emerge as a winner too
Rating agency says large reported reserves behind digital assets build case for tighter regulation
BoE says companies offering the cryptocurrency should not enjoy ‘regulatory arbitrage’
Tokens pegged to real world assets are less volatile, but that may not make them the next big thing
Concerns over disclosure standards and consumer protections as market expands rapidly