Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the USD’s Works and Joins Russian Swift

Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the Works of the Dollar, Joins Russian SwiftThe dominance of the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency is being robustly challenged on all fronts. Other geopolitical powers and smaller but important players are unwilling to accept the political influence Washington exerts through its fiat money. And in times of trade wars, sanctions, and even tensions between allies, the push to dethrone […]

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Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital CurrenciesCentral banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. India has also included the digital rupee in the country’s draft cryptocurrency bill. Also […]

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Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country Affirming Its Currency StatusCryptocurrency taxation is a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services. Georgia has become the latest nation to free crypto-fiat transactions from […]

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City of Dublin Ohio Plans to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Token

City of Dublin Ohio Plans to Launch Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP TokenOn July 1, Joshua Green, CEO of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) implementation Bitcoin Verde, told the BCH community that the local government from Dublin, Ohio plans to mint a token using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). The unnamed SLP token will be used for city events, redeemed for city-branded swag, discounts, and can be given […]

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Venezuela Issues 50,000 Bolivar Bill Amid Persistent Hyperinflation

Venezuela Issues 50,000 Bolivar Bill Amid Persistent HyperinflationVenezuelans are used to their currency costing less than the paper it’s printed on. Economic misfortunes and political upheaval place their country at the bottom of all inflation charts, year after year. The latest incarnation of the national fiat, Bolívar Soberano, has succumbed to the illness of all previous emissions – rapid depreciation. The government […]

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Russian Banks Join Chinese Swift – Is the Dollar Era Under Threat?

Is the Dollar Era Under Threat?As a Saudi oil minister once remarked, the Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. It seems it’s neither the deficit of a tool nor its deficiencies that make it obsolete, but rather the invention of new tools that do the job better. With increasing competition, will the U.S. dollar continue to […]

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Google Singles out Bitcoin With New Keyboard Currency Symbol

In what some view as a landmark move, Google developers have added the bitcoin currency symbol to the iOS keyboard. The move, by a company so successful it’s evolved its domain name into a verb, reflects Bitcoin’s mainstream trajectory. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History An Unlikely Love Story: […]

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Stablecoins Dominate Currency Pairings for Leading Crypto Assets

Amidst the ongoing cryptocurrency bear market, stablecoins have continued to gain prominence, with USDT currently comprising the dominant pairing for three of the four largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.  Also Read: Localbitcoins Trade Surges in Latin America and East Asia USDT Comprises Dominant Pairing for 3 of Top 4 Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap According to Cryptocompare, […]

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Report: Indian Government Concerned Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine the Rupee

Report: Indian Government Concerned Cryptocurrencies Could Undermine the RupeeThe Indian government panel tasked with drafting crypto regulation is reportedly worried that cryptocurrencies could destabilize the rupee if they are accepted as payments. Its concern came to light despite evidence that cryptocurrencies do not currently pose a threat to financial stability. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Impact on […]

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A Short History of Major Fiat Currency Collapses and What Triggered Them

Earlier this year we witnessed a mini flash crash that hit the fiat currency markets. It took approximately seven minutes for the Australian dollar to plummet against the Japanese yen, which surged to levels that it had last held almost a decade ago. Like a number of fiat currencies, bitcoin is going through its own […]

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