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DigitalBits and Stably Announce New Partnership Live at Futurist Conference

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Stably Platform Will Enable Turn-key Development of Branded Stablecoins on the DigitalBits Blockchain

The XDB Foundation and Stably Corporation, a Seattle-based fintech firm hyper focused on stablecoin development, have announced a new partnership deal, which will add Stably to the DigitalBits ecosystem.  The announcement was made live during the Futurist Conference, Canada’s leading blockchain and emerging technologies event, held virtually. XDB Foundation’s Managing Director Michael Gord and Stably’s co-founder and CEO Kory Hoang were joined by DigitalBits founder Al Burgio during the “Branded Stablecoins: Enhancing the Relationship that Exists Between a Brand and Consumers” panel discussion, moderated by David Gokhstein, CEO of Gokhstein Media.  

In collaboration with their regulated partner Prime Trust, Stably is responsible for the creation of USDS, a prominent USD-pegged stablecoin.  Stably’s Stablecoin-as-a-Service brings a white label stablecoin solution to the DigitalBits blockchain, allowing brands and enterprises to quickly and easily launch secure, compliant stable assets on-chain with the foremost in blockchain technology.   

Stably also announced that it will add USDS to the DigitalBits network as the first stablecoin leveraging the Stably platform with the DigitalBits blockchain.  This DigitalBits-based USDS will allow users to transact with other DigitalBits-based branded currencies, including other fiat pegged branded currencies across the DigitalBits network.  USDS is currently based on the ERC-20 token standard for Ethereum and the BEP-2 standard for Binance Chain. 

“Together, Stably and the XDB Foundation are focused on driving development, use-cases, and ultimately widespread adoption for branded stablecoins,” said XDB Foundation’s Michael Gord.  “Stably’s mission is to bridge wealth from the real world to digital worlds, be it blockchains, virtual realities or video games. We look forward to tokenizing various asset classes including fiat currencies, commodities and even collectibles on the DigitalBits network to enable faster, cheaper and borderless transactions globally,” said Stably’s CEO Kory Hoang.

Stably predicts that in the future, most major brands will use their own form of branded stablecoin.  These unique assets afford companies numerous benefits, such as generating interest on reserve assets, significantly reduced transaction fees, as well as enhancing marketing and customer loyalty.

The Futurist Conference’s speaker list needs no introduction for the most part and includes blockchain pioneers, influencers, and celebrities. This year the conference was attended by Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver, SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel, MakerDAO Co-founder Rune Christensen, CoinDesk’s Chairman Michael Casey, as well as actor James Pratt and Emmy-winning producer Cindy Cowan.      

 

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Livepeer Price is Soaring: Here’s Why it Will Recoil Soon

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Livepeer price drifted upwards on Friday as investors moved to video-focused tokens. LPT price soared to a high of $10.3, the highest point since November 8 of this year. It has jumped by more than 164% from the lowest point in December. 

What is Livepeer? 

Video is a major industry that is currently dominated by large centralized platforms like Vimeo and YouTube. These platforms work well because of the vast amount of money the companies have invested in video infrastructure. 

However, some industry players believe that the industry is ripe for disruption using the blockchain technology. Some of the leading players disrupting the video industry is Livepeer and Theta Network. Instead of relying on centralized servers, these networks rely on thousands of distributed servers.

The network works in a relatively simple approach. The video broadcaster comes up with a video content and then distributes through a distributed network. 

Livepeer has been used to build several decentralized video platforms in the industry like Xeenom, Bonfire, Kavarii, and LiveSpace among others. For example, Lenstube is a decentralized and open-source video-sharing social media platform while The Lot Radio is an independent online radio that streams on a 24/7 basis.

However, there are concerns whether Livepeer and similar platforms are needed in the first place since centralized ones like YouTube, Rumble, and Vimeo work just…

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Solana Price Forms Triple-Top as DeFi and NFT Volume Soars

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Solana price has formed a bearish chart pattern as Solana’s ecosystem makes a stunning comeback. SOL/USD was trading at $24 on Friday evening, which was a few points below the year-to-date high of $26.50. It has soared by more than 206% from the lowest level in 2022.

Solana DeFi volume rebounds

Solana TVL

Solana, once a popular blockchain, came under intensure in November, following the collapse of FTX and Alameda Research. In addition to FTX Token, it was the most exposed cryptocurrency in FTX since the company was one of its key funders.

FTX and Alameda also had a major role in Serum, then the biggest DeFi protocol in the ecosystem. Serum made it possible for investors to earn yield in Solana. Serum collapsed because its public key was controlled by FTX. 

In the aftermath of this collapse, Solana saw its total value locked (TVL) plunge from more than $12 billion to less than $400 million. Serum, which had a TVL of more than $1 billion has collapsed. And in its place, the developers are working on a new product known as OpenBook. However, it has not gained much traction as its TVL stands at $4…

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Ethereum Price Outlook as the DXY Index Crash Continues

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Cryptocurrency prices remained in an upbeat tone on Thursday as the US dollar index continued its bearish move. Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency in the world, rose to $23,165, the highest level in months. Similarly, Ethereum has risen by more than 4% in the past 24 hours while BNB Coin and XRP surged to $307 and $0.41, respectively. 

US dollar index retreats

Cryptocurrencies have an inverse relationship with the US dollar index. For example, the DXY, which looks at the performance of the greenback vs other currencies, soared to a 20-year high of $115 in 2022. As that happened, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin plunged during the year.

The foundation of this relationship is the Federal Reserve. In most periods, the US dollar index tends to rise when the Fed is extremely hawkish and vice versa. And it was extremely hawkish in 2022 as it hiked interest rates by more than 400 basis points. 

Therefore, while the Fed has remained hawkish recently, the US dollar has dropped because of what the data is saying. Data published recently showed that America’s inflation is easing. The closely watched consumer price index dropped to 6.5% in December while core inflation fell to 5.7%. 

At the same time, other parts of the economy are showing that the American economy is indeed recoiling. Retail sales dropped sharply in December while many…

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