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BIS Calls for Central Bank Digital Currencies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has issued a report arguing in favor of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and digital…

Brazilian Regulators Create DLT Platform for Screening Politicians

Four of Brazil’s financial regulatory institutions are collaborating to build a streamlined blockchain-based data-sharing platform to perform background checks on…

Revolut Fast-Tracks User-Wide Crypto Support Due to Global Economic Upset

Digital banking app Revolut has rolled out its cryptocurrency services for all standard users, saying it is widening access earlier…

Blockchain Is Not a Panacea for Finance, Says Russian Bank Official

The Central Bank of Russia’s (CBR) first deputy governor has said that blockchain technology is not the "universal solution," many…

Russia Postpones Its Crypto Law Again, Now Blaming Coronavirus

After facing multiple delays, the adoption of Russia’s major cryptocurrency law will be postponed again, now due to the coronavirus.…

Bank of France Launches Experiment Program on Central Bank Digital Currency

As a number of global jurisdictions like the Bahamas and Sweden are already testing their central bank digital currencies (CBDC),…

China and UK’s Planned Digital Currencies Appear to Have Little in Common

As major central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects develop apace, it is becoming clear that not all digital coins will…

Is Now the Time to Invest in Bitcoin?

With global markets tumbling out of control, will Bitcoin finally fulfill its role as a hedge asset? Is now a…

National Digital Currencies: Not Yet Too Big to Fail

Over 30 years ago, in a January 1988 cover story emblazoned with a phoenix hovering over a paper-money inferno, The…

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