China Is Drafting Laws for the Circulation of National Digital Currency

China Is Drafting Laws for the Circulation of National Digital CurrencyAmid the coronavirus pandemic, China’s central bank has reportedly completed the basic development of the nation’s central bank digital currency. The central bank is now drafting legislation for its circulation, according to local media. A number of patents have revealed what the digital yuan will be like. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your […]

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A Sea Change to Crypto Hits America, Again

A Sea Change to Crypto Hits America, AgainA sea change is coming to cryptocurrency in America. It is likely to hit in two separate waves: a central bank digital currency (CBDC) and draconian regulation that shuts down free-market activities, including development. Also Read: No Backdoor on Human Rights: Why Encryption Cannot Be Compromised The Wave of a Central Bank Digital Currency Robert […]

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84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China’s Digital Yuan

84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China's Digital YuanThe People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly filed 84 patents relating to its plans to launch a digital currency. The patents reveal the central bank’s plans which include integrating digital currency wallets into existing retail bank accounts. The potential for the Chinese central bank digital currency to achieve scale from the get-go has put […]

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Fed Chair Powell Reveals US Response to China’s Digital Yuan, Libra, Public Payments Ledger

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Reveals US Response to Digital Yuan, Libra, Public Payments LedgerIn his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell answered a number of questions regarding digital currencies. While stating that “a ledger where you know everybody’s payments” is not a problem in China, he believes it is not attractive for the U.S. Admitting that Facebook’s Libra project was a wake-up […]

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Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash Survive

Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash SurviveA new report from Deutsche Bank Research, Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool, predicts that cash payments will remain for decades, but the emergence of digital payments “will lead to the death of the plastic card.” The report, which is the third installment in a series on payments by the group, points to economies […]

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China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party Cadres

China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party CadresUnderstanding a complex subject should be easier with access to educational materials. With blockchain and CBDC now part of Beijing’s political vocabulary, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a guide to digital currencies meant to prepare party officials for upcoming changes in the country’s financial system. Also read: China Saw $11.4 Billion in […]

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US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This YearSeveral regulators in the U.S. and Europe have made cryptocurrency among their top priorities this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s compliance office and the European Securities and Markets Authority, in collaboration with other regulators, have outlined their plans to focus on crypto oversight. Further, China’s central bank has made digital currency a priority. Also […]

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China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

China Takes Another Step Away From USD HegemonyThe China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) announced that effective January 1, 2020, the system “will adjust weights for CFETS RMB Index,” decreasing the weighting of the USD for the second time in the currency basket’s history from 22.40% to 21.59%, and increasing the Euro from 16.34% to 17.40%. The change could signal further disassociation […]

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PBOC Official: China’s Digital Yuan Won’t Be a Speculative Currency Like Bitcoin

PBoC Official: China’s Digital Yuan Won’t Be a Speculative Currency Like BitcoinAccording to recent statements by People’s Bank of China (PBOC) official Mu Changchun, the country’s digital yuan is ready for trials. The central bank digital currency (CBDC) will decidedly not be a speculative asset like bitcoin or stablecoins, and will not need a currency basket for backing, Changchun affirmed. Reactions to the announcement are varied, […]

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