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“Bank for Banks” Working On Prototype Crypto Asset

BIS & SNB Working On Crypto Announced in a document published Tuesday, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank for International Settlements, the so-called “Bank for Banks”, are looking to begin work on a blockchain-based crypto asset. The document stated: “[It] will examine the integration of digital central bank money into a distributed ledger technology Read more…

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ECB President on Libra: Crypto Still “Limited” In Impact on Financial System

ECB President Not Too Worried About Crypto… Yet Earlier this year, Facebook famously unveiled Libra to the world. The cryptocurrency project, billed as a way to empower billions, quickly became the talk of the town, with the phrases “Libra” and “Facebook’s crypto/blockchain” gracing the notifications of the phones of millions. Unsurprisingly, central banks, governments, and Read more…

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Venezuelan Central Bank Considers Adding Bitcoin to Balance Sheets

Despite operating its own largely unsuccessful, state-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, the central bank of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is also considering adding bitcoin to its balance sheets, giving state institutions the ability to settle payments in cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency mining has been especially popular in Venezuela for several years, due to factors such as the Read more…

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France To Block Libra But FINMA Eager For Regulation

Fresh reports have revealed that France wants to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe. Meanwhile, financial regulators in Switzerland say they are open to international cooperation in the creation of a regulatory framework for the proposed cryptocurrency project. Libra Shall Not Pass London-based City A.M. has released a report purportedly from AFP that regulators in Read more…

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Japan ‘Hopes’ To Be The Global Leader In Bitcoin Adoption

FINSUM 2019 kicked off today, at the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Organized by the NIKKEI INC, and Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), the 3-day event is going to be a mega ‘fintech, blockchain, crypto and the future of finance’ bonanza. Yes, you read that right!  Japan’s Financial Services Agency Loves Bitcoin and Lightning Network Bitcoin Read more…

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Argentina Imposes Capital Controls; Strong Case For Bitcoin Adoption

The government of Argentina has imposed capital controls on its citizens in a response to growing financial issues for the country. The South American country has limited dollar purchases to only $10k per month after $3 billion was drained out of their foreign currency reserves on Thursday and Friday alone. Is it time to switch Read more…

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China’s State-Backed Cryptocurrency: ‘Gaining Momentum’ Or ‘Inaccurate Speculation’?

China’s Government and Central Bank just can’t seem to align on the proposed central bank digital currency (CBDC). On Tuesday, government-supported tabloid, Global Times, reported that the Central Bank called speculation on an upcoming launch ‘inaccurate speculation’. Then yesterday, it published an article suggesting that plans are gaining momentum, with a pilot-scheme in Shenzhen imminent. Read more…

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Another Case For Bitcoin as Billions Vanish From Savings Accounts Ghana

As many as 70,000 people could be facing financial ruin as a massive crackdown sweeps across Ghana’s banking system. It serves as yet another stark warning that governments and banks are in full control of people’s money. Only decentralized assets such as bitcoin would be immune from such monetary madness. State ‘Cleanup’ Wipes Out Billions Read more…

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Bitcoin is Not Acting Like Safe-Haven: Ikigai Founder

Bitcoin is not behaving like a safe-haven asset as fears of recession shadows over the US economy, believes Travis Kling of multi-strategy crypto asset hedge fund, Ikigai Asset Management. Bitcoin Yet to Shine The founder & CIO on Wednesday referred to bitcoin’s dwindling price action against an already gloomy macroeconomic outlook. Recognizing that investors should Read more…

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China Ready to Roll out State-Backed Digital Currency

According to an announcement from an official for the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country is nearly ready to unveil its new central bank digital currency (CBDC). Centralized Crypto-Currencies There’s been much talk recently in the Bitcoin space about digital payment technology getting picked up by centralized powers. Facebook Libra’s coin has been all Read more…