Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have examined the central bank laws of 174 IMF members to answer the question of whether a digital currency is really money. They found that of all the central banks studied, only about 23%, or 40 central banks, “are legally allowed to issue digital currencies.” IMF Explores if […]
The leading cryptocurrency bitcoin has crossed new all-time highs (ATH) in 2020 and into 2021 as well. However, many other digital assets have a long way to go to reach the ATH they experienced three years ago in 2017. Although one particular older cryptocurrency, the popular meme token Dogecoin is nearing its 2017 ATH, well […]
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Digital currency markets have seen decent gains this weekend as bitcoin touched another all-time high (ATH) on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a number of other crypto assets have seen significant price rises as well, as the entire market capitalization of all 7,500+ digital currencies in existence is hovering above the $800 billion mark. The $800 Billion […]
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An official with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has claimed that cryptocurrencies have played no significant role in Iran’s sanction hit economy. According to Mohammadreza Mani Yekta, the deputy head of CBI’s office for payment systems, “studies” have shown that digital currencies have “made no contribution to bypassing the sanctions.” The unenthusiastic assessment of […]
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The revenue collector, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) has reportedly sent notifications to dozens of Israelis who own digital currencies asking them to fully disclose their assets and be taxed accordingly. In addition to sending letters to local citizens, the tax body has also sent inquiries to cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Israel and those based […]
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Japanese financial group SBI Financial Services has announced the acquisition of the United Kingdom-based crypto services firm B2c2 for an undisclosed amount. The purchase helps the Asian financial giant to become one of the mainstream financial institutions to have a full-fledged digital asset trading desk. A New Opportunity In a report, the two companies laud […]
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Fidelity Digital says it will allow institutional customers to pledge bitcoin as collateral against cash loans in partnership with Blockfi. The firm’s decision helps bitcoin investors turn their digital holdings into cash without selling. Fidelity’s targeted clients include hedge funds, crypto miners, and over-the-counter trading desks. According to a report that quotes Tom Jessop, the […]
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A survey commissioned by Satoshilabs finds that from the 45.8% of American respondents that say they own cryptos, nearly all of them (95%) believe cryptos to be a genuine currency solution. In addition, about 31.7% of those surveyed see crypto as a legitimate alternative to the U.S. dollar, while 40% still slightly favor fiat cash. […]
Executives from Facebook’s ‘Diem’ Association, Circle, Soramitsu, and Coinbase discussed how and when digital currencies will go mainstream, at the Singapore Fintech Festival.
On December 5, the American author and retired politician, Ron Paul, joined the Stephan Livera Podcast episode 234 and discussed cryptocurrencies and bitcoin at great length. During the interview, the prominent libertarian said when bitcoin came out he was still in congress and he thought the most important thing to do at the time was […]
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