In today’s crypto news, there has been a lot of talk about the new dollar-pegged stablecoin founded by the Winklevoss brothers – the Gemini dollar (GUSD). This stablecoin was created in a way to regularize cryptocurrency as a mainstream asset class. However, a lot of analysts and researchers have had their say on its future.
According to one blockchain researcher named Alex Lebed, the Gemini dollar smart contract includes a provision that allows its “custodian” – to freeze any account. Lebed wrote his thoughts in the tech publication Good Audience and noted that GUSD uses an ERC20PRoxy contract that gives Gemini as its custodian a full ability to upgrade the contract once in every 48 hours. This could potentially give people behind the GUSD the power to simultaneously render all tokens non-transferrable.
Even though Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss repeatedly touted GUSD as the first “trusted and regulated digital representation of the US dollar,” it is not surprising that Gemini could have included a mechanism to allow it to freeze funds.
The Gemini dollar whitepaper, however, argues that issuing a cryptocurrency which is tied to physical assets stored in a centralized location involves some element of trust. As the paper outlines:
“Desirable outcomes in a system that relies (at least in part) on trust requires oversight. In the context of a stablecoin, we submit that the issuer must be licensed and subject to regulatory supervision. From this, transparency and examination become requirements of the system, ensuring its integrity and engendering market confidence…. Gemini operates under the direct supervision and regulatory authority of the New York State Department of Financial Services and is subject to the New York Banking Law and other applicable U.S. laws and regulations.”
However, according to the NYFDS, Gemini and Paxos (the two new stablecoins) must:
“Implement, monitor and update effective risk-based controls and appropriate BSA/AML and OFAC controls to prevent the Gemini Dollar or Paxos Standard Token from being used in connection with money laundering or terrorist financing.”
Where Does Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Stand The Day After The Fork?
“Even if the SV mining collation do catch up with ABC or if they manage to do hostile chain re-orgs, its highly unlikely BCash ABC users & investors will ever switch to follow SV. ABC users just need to be patient & wait it out. @CalvinAyre & the SV miners will eventually give up,” BitMEX wrote on Twitter, doubling down on Jonathan Bier’s pre-fork prediction that miners would ultimately abandon the BSV fork.Currently, people are wondering how does the BCH hard fork affect other projects such as Bitcoin. The good news here is that the fork has no effect on BTC other than making it even less likely that Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will overtake Bitcoin (BTC) and claim its mantle.
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‘Time May Be Right’ For Home Crypto Mining: Coinbase CTO
“The big difference with decentralized mining in 2018 is that there are now so many different coins and tokens out there that it’s almost certainly possible to make a profit – or at least mine a decent amount of some crypto – via a decentralized home mining device like Coinmine.”This is a notable perspective mostly because Srinivasan previously founded 21.co which was a startup that emerged from stealth in 2015 and had an ambitious plan to embed Bitcoin miners in everyday devices- which was then backed by Coinbase Ventures. Following the Coinmine announcement, Srinivasan wrote:
“The big difference with decentralized mining in 2018 is that there are now so many different coins and tokens out there that it’s almost certainly possible to make a profit – or at least mine a decent amount of some crypto – via a decentralized home mining device like Coinmine."As we can see from the above stated, the CTO of Coinbase seems optimistic about Coinmine's ability to add even more coins later, foreseeing a future where the company could play a key role in the launch of new tokens.
“I believe that decentralized mining is an important idea and worth trying again. It’s mining as Satoshi intended: many devices around the world with no single point of failure." Srinivasan concluded.
Crypto Exchange OKCoin Expands To Latin America, Launching A Fiat Market
"We’re aiming to grow throughout the region by bringing institutional and retail traders there an array of trusted trading options so they can buy and sell with confidence,” Buyn said following the official announcement.He also pointed that the Latin American market is extremely important for the exchange as it is for many crypto and blockchain industries.
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