Stablecoin operator Tether plans to issue a Chinese yuan-backed stablecoin, local industry media ChainNews reports on Aug. 21. Tether to issue a renminbi-pegged stablecoin Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong informed the outlet that Tether — the stablecoin operator behind leading stablecoin USDT — plans to issue a new stablecoin in the near future. The stablecoin in
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Smart contracts could soon get a boost in bitcoin as prominent programmer Pieter Wuille has unveiled a new coding language designed specifically for their use. Posted to the bitcoin developer mailing list Monday, the ‘Miniscript’ language aims to make it easier for programmers to write up “smart contracts” or conditions for spending bitcoins. Programmers Wuille, Andrew
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Square Crypto, the cryptocurrency-focused branch of mobile payment company Square, has hired Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin (BTC) developer Matt Corallo. Square Crypto announced the news in an official Twitter post on Aug. 20. Matt Corallo also commented on the announcement, saying: “So excited to be joining the @sqcrypto team over the coming weeks. Experimenting with
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