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Stablecoin Regulation Is Coming — Here is Why That Matters

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Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard breaks down the Biden Administration’s request to Congress to provide a new regulatory framework for stablecoins. Along with a synopsis of what sets stablecoins apart from other types of cryptocurrencies, Blanchard sheds light on the administration’s working group report on stablecoins, which makes the case for why regulation is needed for this fast-growing segment of the digital asset space, and provides analysis on how this may or may not play into the broader effort to regulate Big Tech.

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Mastercard’s Acquisition of CipherTrace Will Bolster Crypto Capabilities

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the acquisition by Mastercard of CipherTrace. As bitcoin and cryptocurrencies move more and more into the mainstream the legacy financial services players need to bolster their capabilities to process these new digital assets. The acquisition of on-chain analytics company CipherTrace by Mastercard is a lead indicator that this trend will only increase.