Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20220707)

Binance brings Bitcoin trading fees to zero

Binance will cut Bitcoin (BTC) trading fees to zero worldwide on July 8, to coincide with the exchange’s five-year anniversary. It will remain in place until further notice. Zero-fee trading will cover the following 13 spot trading pairs: BTC/AUD, BTC/BIDR, BTC/BRL, BTC/BUSD, BTC/EUR, BTC/GBP, BTC/RUB, BTC/TRY, BTC/TUSD, BTC/UAH, BTC/USDC, BTC/USDP and BTC/USDT. [Read more]

Disclosure, Dapps and DeFi

A paper by Chris Brummer and Agnes N. Williams highlights, with respect to decentralized finance (DeFi) in a U.S. context, the ambiguities inhabiting legacy disclosure obligations and offers a conceptual roadmap for assisting developers and regulators. Furthermore, it introduces a series of crypto-native tools to modernize disclosure delivery in DeFi systems. [Read more]

The decentralized finance (DeFi) dead pool

Last week I started a list of articles about the DeFi dead and dying and I’ve continued to add more, including some on collateral damage:

Upcoming events I’m affiliated with:

The CBDC Think Tank, in partnership with the International Monetary Fund and George Washington University, is hosting a full-day in-person CBDC Masterclass on October 12 in Washington DC. The sessions are designed as instructional deep dives with full presentations and Q&A components.  [Register here]