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Why 2020 Will Bring Record Highs For Cryptocurrencies

This year will be one to forget for the majority of cryptocurrencies which are ending it lower than they began. 2020 could be fundamentally different though and here’s why. A Brighter Future For Cryptocurrencies Total crypto market capitalization is currently 50% higher than it was this time last year, however that is largely bitcoin’s doing. Read more…

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Will China Win the Blockchain Race Leaving the US Behind?

China is the clear blockchain tech leader at the moment and the US is in danger of missing out entirely if it doesn’t even get off the starting line. China Leading the Way There have been no mistaking China’s intentions when it comes to blockchain technology. President Xi Jinping’s public endorsement of digital ledgers sent Read more…

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European Central Bank President Envisions Direct Digital Currency Use

The European Central Bank is exploring the potential for a digital currency, which would allow direct injections of liquidity to consumers, said Christine Lagarde, the bank’s new president. Digital Currency Optimism from IMF to ECB In her first hearing before the European Parliament as the head of the ECB, Lagarde continued spreading the message that Read more…

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IBM: Central Banks Will Launch Digital Currencies Within 5 Years

Under the fear of potentially losing monetary control, several central banks are focusing on developing and issuing a cryptocurrency. Indeed, according to an IBM-commissioned report, a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could be ready for consumers’ use within the next 5 years. IBM Sees Serious Future For CBDC’s The OMFIF-IBM report entitled “Retail CBDs: The Read more…

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Analysts Expect Bitcoin Price Breakout as BTC Holds in $9,000 Range

Yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) plunged by $300 in literal minutes, falling to as low as $9,200 after consolidating in and around $9,500. There were many saying that this flash crash-esque move validated their bearish analyses, which implied that BTC would return to the $8,000s in the coming days. However, true to the volatile nature of the Read more…

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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…