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Ethereum co-founder rings caution bell on DeFi surge; critics reminded of ICO boom

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) applications are becoming what ICOs were in 2017-18 and what stablecoins were in 2019. The advent of venture funds, increased social sentiment, and promises of world-changing technology are a “been there, done that” narrative in cryptocurrencies. This time, it’s DeFi applications with their huge chest-thumping — with some projects even promising 100 Read more…

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Deutsche Bank Warns Of Disaster Worse Than Pandemic That Could Completely Kill Bitcoin

In a new report, Deutsche Bank ominously says there’s a strong likelihood of a disaster far worse than the recent pandemic coming over the next ten years. At least one of the scenarios could put an end to Bitcoin. Is Another, Even More Devastating Black Swan Event Coming Over The Next Decade? Bitcoin and the Read more…

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Latin America: Surging Growth in Digital Payments May Be Boosting Bitcoin

VISA’s Chief Product Officer has revealed a massive surge in digital payment growth in Latin America since the pandemic related lockdown went into place in the region. More citizens of Latin American countries are turning to digital payments over cash. At the same time, they are also increasingly looking toward Bitcoin as a viable digital payment Read more…

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Sweden’s Central Bank To Begin Testing National Cryptocurrency

The Swedish Central Bank will establish a test group for its potential digital currency – the e-krona. It will run for a year and should confirm if there’s an actual need case for launching a digital krona. Testing The E-Krona Recently reported by local news, the Riksbank is ready to launch a group to examine Read more…

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SBI Becomes RippleNet’s Leading Remittance Partner

Japanese remittance service SBI, has become Ripple’s primary partner to launch an xCurrent-backed remittance app named MoneyTap. SBI & Ripple will provide remittance services to Thailand, Vietnam, and other nations using a consortium of partner banks and Ripple’s xCurrent Distributed Ledger technology (DLT). SBI Holdings, Inc. Financial Results January 31, 2020 “SBI Remit’s transaction volume Read more…

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US Congress Mentions XRP and Ripple During Tech Discussion

The US congress had a hearing about non-cash payment technologies yesterday. During the discussion, Tom Emmer, the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, mentioned Ripple (XRP) among several other cryptocurrencies. Ripple Fans Get Excited [embedded content] US representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s 6th District addressed a panel of payments industry leaders yesterday at the Read more…