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Blockchain Technology Implemented into Indonesia's Digital Economy

Blockchain Technology Implemented into Indonesia's Digital Economy

Bank Central Asia (BCA) is campaigning for Indonesian financial businesses to innovate and adopt blockchain technology to support its digital economy amidst rapid technological revolution.

Bitcoin Economy Gives El Salvador Village Hope Amidst COVID-19

Bitcoin Economy Gives El Salvador Village Hope Amidst COVID-19

Despite being heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a small beach town in El Salvador, dubbed El Zonte, have strived to keep their economy afloat with the integration of Bitcoin as a digital currency.

WEF: Blockchain Can Drive Sustainable Digital Finance for a Low-Carbon Economy

WEF: Blockchain Can Drive Sustainable Digital Finance for a Low-Carbon Economy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has highlighted Blockchain as a driver of sustainable digital finance for a low-carbon economy

China Issues New ‘Bejing Action Plan’ to Accelerate the Inclusion of Blockchain in the Economy

China Issues New ‘Bejing Action Plan’ to Accelerate the Inclusion of Blockchain in the Economy

The Chinese government issued a new “Beijing Action Plan” aiming to accelerate the inclusion of new emerging technologies in the country’s economy. China aims to leverage new technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, industrial internet, blockchain, big data, and others to promote the steady growth of Beijing’s economy post-pandemic.

Russian PM Considers Digital Assets for Cross Border Payment

Russian PM Considers Digital Assets for Cross Border Payment

Mikhail Mishustin, the Prime Minister of Russia, has hinted at the need to incorporate digital assets into the country’s economy as a way to ensure sustainable payment for goods and services in international trade.

Why MicroStrategy Invested $425M in Bitcoin Rather than Gold

Why MicroStrategy Invested $425M in Bitcoin Rather than Gold

Michael Saylor says that Bitcoin is digital gold and explains his choice in diversifying his company’s investment portfolio with BTC over gold.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Leverages Coronavirus Pandemic for National Petro Adoption

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Leverages Coronavirus Pandemic for National Petro Adoption

Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro has announced a new campaign aiming to help the medical staff in his nation by airdropping one Petro to each actively working doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic.

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

UK Media Mogul Calls DeFi a Revolution Against Corrupt Global Banking System

Alexander Lebedev, the billionaire UK media mogul and former banker has endorsed the revolutionary power of DeFi against a corrupt global banking system.

Jim Rogers Predicts Economic Bailout Meltdown, Wall Street Investors will turn to Bitcoin Safe Haven

Jim Rogers Predicts Economic Bailout Meltdown, Wall Street Investors will turn to Bitcoin Safe Haven

Chairman of Roger Holdings and prolific American investor Jim Rogers warns that the trillion-dollar bailout will lead to an economic meltdown.

Argentina Believes in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency as Most Effective Hedge Against Inflation, Paxful Survey

Argentina Believes in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency as Most Effective Hedge Against Inflation, Paxful Survey

Over 70% of Argentines see cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin as the most effective way to hedge against inflation and store financial value

Data Shows US Economy Shrinks Amid Recession while Crypto Surges in Bearish Rally

Data Shows US Economy Shrinks Amid Recession while Crypto Surges in Bearish Rally

According to the New York Empire State Index, a weakening of the U.S economy is worrying manufacturers. Meanwhile, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are seeing a rally in their movements.

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon is slated to take part in the IMF's annual meeting today, to discuss the private-sector’s role in addressing the limitations of cross-border payments.

Composite Interest Rate Drops to 2.65% in April 2024, Announces HKMA

Composite Interest Rate Drops to 2.65% in April 2024, Announces HKMA

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority reveals a decrease in the composite interest rate for April 2024.

Bitcoin Displays Potential Stability Amidst Global Economic Uncertainty

Bitcoin Displays Potential Stability Amidst Global Economic Uncertainty

Bitcoin shows signs of stability with increased exchange outflows and ETF inflows, despite ongoing macroeconomic challenges.

Bitcoin Price to Rally Higher as President Trump Signs $900 Billion Stimulus Bill

Bitcoin Price to Rally Higher as President Trump Signs $900 Billion Stimulus Bill

President Trump has signed the $900 billion pandemic relief bill, adding to the Fed's mounting debt catalyst for the Bitcoin (BTC) price to continue its sensational rally.

Microstrategy CEO Reveals BTC Purchase is Corporate Strategy to Adopt Bitcoin Standard

Microstrategy CEO Reveals BTC Purchase is Corporate Strategy to Adopt Bitcoin Standard

CEO Michael Saylor revealed that MicroStrategy’s $425 million Bitcoin investment was part of its corporate 100-year outlook and strategy to adopt the Bitcoin Standard.

US GDP Shrunk by 0.9% in Q2, Implications for the Crypto Industry

US GDP Shrunk by 0.9% in Q2, Implications for the Crypto Industry

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the US shrunk by 0.9% in Q2. Would the crypto space be dragged by inflation or even recession in these financial activities?

UK Aims to Implement Crypto Regulation Soon

UK Aims to Implement Crypto Regulation Soon

The UK plans to establish digital asset regulation within a year to take advantage of blockchain's benefits for the private sector and the economy, according to Andrew Griffith, the economic secretary to the UK Treasury.

Japan Accelerates Digital Yen Plans Amidst Global CBDC Race

Japan Accelerates Digital Yen Plans Amidst Global CBDC Race

Japan is advancing its plans for a digital yen, with the Bank of Japan set to pilot a CBDC program and the finance ministry preparing an expert panel to address legalities, signaling a significant shift in Japan's traditional cash-centric economy.

BTG Pactual Launches Stablecoin Backed by USD

BTG Pactual Launches Stablecoin Backed by USD

Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual has launched its own stablecoin, BTG Dol, which is pegged to the value of the US dollar on a 1:1 ratio. The stablecoin will allow customers to "dollarize" a portion of their equity and will facilitate interaction between traditional finance and the digital economy.

Bitcoin Whales and Large-Scale Institutions “All-In” on Bitcoin During COVID-19, Retail Investors Are More Cautious

Bitcoin Whales and Large-Scale Institutions “All-In” on Bitcoin During COVID-19, Retail Investors Are More Cautious

Coronavirus has led many investors to turn to Bitcoin as a hedge, but the way in which individual and institutional investors leverage the digital asset differ.

Grayscale Predicts Bitcoin Price and Use-Cases to Increase as Economic Inflation Accelerates

Grayscale Predicts Bitcoin Price and Use-Cases to Increase as Economic Inflation Accelerates

Grayscale believes that the US floating the economy with aggressive quantitative easing has seen Bitcoin investors convert to long-term holders

The Bahamas Becomes First Country to Launch its CBDC, the ‘Sand Dollar’

The Bahamas Becomes First Country to Launch its CBDC, the ‘Sand Dollar’

The Bahamas has launched the Sand Dollar, making it the first country in the world to officially release a central bank digital currency (CBDC) beyond the testing phase.

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First

Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments on an IMF panel, revealing the United States' approach to CBDC.

Crypto Firms Make Job Cuts Amidst Ongoing Crypto Winter

Crypto Firms Make Job Cuts Amidst Ongoing Crypto Winter

Protocol Labs, Chainalysis, and Bittrex slashed 216 employees during the crypto winter.

Do Europeans Want a Decentralized Digital Euro? Asks ECB Survey

Do Europeans Want a Decentralized Digital Euro? Asks ECB Survey

Do Europeans want a decentralized digital euro that does not rely on a central intermediary? The European Central Bank is asking for public opinion on CBDC with a new survey.

NBG Georgia Shortlists Ripple Among Tech Firms for CBDC Pilot

NBG Georgia Shortlists Ripple Among Tech Firms for CBDC Pilot

The National Bank of Georgia progresses with its Digital GEL Pilot Project, focusing on the exploration of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) technology. Nine technology firms, including Ripple Labs, Inc., have been shortlisted for potential collaboration. The initiative mirrors global trends in modernizing financial infrastructures to meet the digital economy's evolving demands.

Bank of Japan Puts Top Economist in Charge of CBDC Development

Bank of Japan Puts Top Economist in Charge of CBDC Development

Bank of Japan’s top economist, Kazushige Kamiyama is now the head of payments and settlements and at the helm of Japan’s exploration of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project.

Stimulus Checks and Gary Gensler: Is President-elect Joe Biden Long on Bitcoin and Altcoins?

Stimulus Checks and Gary Gensler: Is President-elect Joe Biden Long on Bitcoin and Altcoins?

Is President-elect Joe Biden long on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

Possible Impacts of Bitcoin Futures on the World Economy in the Next 10 Years

Possible Impacts of Bitcoin Futures on the World Economy in the Next 10 Years

In the past month, there was a little increase of attention towards Bitcoin futures as Bakkt launched its own market, the Bitcoin futures market has been around since 2017. However, there are still some individuals who don’t clearly understand what it is.

Bitcoin Billionaire Winklevoss Slams European Central Bank Money Printing Despite Strong Euro

Bitcoin Billionaire Winklevoss Slams European Central Bank Money Printing Despite Strong Euro

Bitcoin billionaire and Gemini Exchange Founder Tyler Winklevoss Slams European Central Bank's continued stimulus and low refinancing rates despite a strong Euro.

Democrat Nancy Pelosi Says $1.8T COVID-19 Stimulus Package Talks at Standstill, How will Bitcoin react?

Democrat Nancy Pelosi Says $1.8T COVID-19 Stimulus Package Talks at Standstill, How will Bitcoin react?

Democrat Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that discussions over a new $1.8 trillion stimulus package have ground to a halt, what could the stimulus delay mean for Bitcoin?

HKUST Vice-President Urges Hong Kong to Issue Stablecoin HKDG

HKUST Vice-President Urges Hong Kong to Issue Stablecoin HKDG

According to TKWW, key figures including HKUST Vice-President suggest that the Hong Kong government should issue its own stablecoin, referred to as HKDG, as a strategic move to bolster the city's digital economy.

PwC: Blockchain Technology Has the Potential to Boost Global GDP Up $1.76 Trillion By 2030

PwC: Blockchain Technology Has the Potential to Boost Global GDP Up $1.76 Trillion By 2030

Findings from PwC indicate that by 2030, blockchain technology has the potential to boost global gross domestic product (GDP) by $1.76 trillion.

World Economic Forum Warns Leaders to Brace for Long-Lasting Global Recession as Cybercrimes Surge

World Economic Forum Warns Leaders to Brace for Long-Lasting Global Recession as Cybercrimes Surge

The World Economic Forum (WEF) suggested that leaders around the world need to do more to ensure a quicker and more sustainable recovery for the global economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the 350 top risk professionals in the world surveyed, these risk managers expect a prolonged global recession, as a number of areas of concern were identified in the report compiled by the Forum’s Global Risks Advisory Board, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc, and Zurich Insurance Group.

Japan Will Include Central Bank Digital Currency in Honebuto Economic Plan

Japan Will Include Central Bank Digital Currency in Honebuto Economic Plan

The Japanese Government has continued its acceleration towards a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and is set to include its consideration in its formal economic plan.

Iranian General Pushes for Crypto Use to Evade US Sanctions and After Being Blacklisted by the FATF

Iranian General Pushes for Crypto Use to Evade US Sanctions and After Being Blacklisted by the FATF

Saeed Muhammad, a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ “Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution,” called for Iran to use cryptocurrencies to bypass sanctions imposed on his country by the United States.

Ethereum Launches Final Testnet Before Officially Releasing ETH 2.0 Mainnet

Ethereum Launches Final Testnet Before Officially Releasing ETH 2.0 Mainnet

The software developing team for Ethereum 2.0 has finally announced that they will be launching ETH 2.0’s testnet on August 4.

US Dollar Crash and Double-Dip Recession Odds Are High, says Economist Stephen Roach, Fueling Bitcoin Bulls

US Dollar Crash and Double-Dip Recession Odds Are High, says Economist Stephen Roach, Fueling Bitcoin Bulls

Economist Stephen Roach says that the US dollar is set to crash and that a double-dip recession’s odds are above 50 percent. What will this mean for Bitcoin?

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

3 Ways Biden Can Be Friendly With China

I’ve often viewed myself as both a global citizen and a bridge between East and West. The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine America’s role in the global economy and pave the way for success in world with two equal economic superpowers. Here’s how…

China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report

China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report

China is poised to become the world’s first cashless society should roll out its Digital Yuan DCEP before it hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics according to the SCMP

IBM Blockchain in Action: What are the Benefits?

IBM Blockchain in Action: What are the Benefits?

In first and second parts of our interview with Alan Lim, the Program Director of IBM Blockchain Lab in the Asia Pacific, we explored the idea of data standards to improve the supply chain industry, as well as the IBM Food Trust, a food provenance network that allows food products to be traced and tracked. Digging deeper into IBM Blockchain, what else has the company been working on?

Nancy Pelosi Says Tuesday is Deadline if White House Wants Pre-Election Stimulus, BTC Traders Standby

Nancy Pelosi Says Tuesday is Deadline if White House Wants Pre-Election Stimulus, BTC Traders Standby

Dem Nancy Pelosi told the White House it has until Tuesday to reach a deal with Democrats if it wants additional stimulus before the elections next month. How will BTC react?

Bitcoin Provides a Check Against Economic Mismanagement, says US Politician

Bitcoin Provides a Check Against Economic Mismanagement, says US Politician

US politician Ro Khanna has shared a tweet that is bullish on Bitcoin. He also advocated for sustainable cryptocurrency mining operations.

Blockchain Technology and the Gig Economy Will Propel Better Work Choices with more Flexibility

Blockchain Technology and the Gig Economy Will Propel Better Work Choices with more Flexibility

According to a report commissioned by Appjobs and Vinter, blockchain technology and the gig economy’s growth will reshape how people live and work in the future.

Seven Key Takeaways You Need to Know About Central Bank Digital Currencies

Seven Key Takeaways You Need to Know About Central Bank Digital Currencies

Why are Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) important? Do we really need them? What are the implications? How will they be designed? Here are seven key takeaways you need to know.

European Central Bank is Consulting the Public on CBDC

European Central Bank is Consulting the Public on CBDC

The European Central Bank has launched a public consultation to seek public opinion on its proposed digital Euro or central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Want Bitcoin's Price to go up? Bet on People, Not Inflation

Want Bitcoin's Price to go up? Bet on People, Not Inflation

We can't predict how the global financial situation will play out, nor how government interventions will affect international financial systems. If all you care about is the price of bitcoin, focus on people, not monetary policy.

CBDC for Stimulus Payments Advocates Honorary Christopher Giancarlo

CBDC for Stimulus Payments Advocates Honorary Christopher Giancarlo

During an open hearing by the House Committee On Financial services yesterday, the Honorable Christopher Giancarlo once again advocated for the use of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), effectively digital dollars, as a solution to directly distribute the COVID stimulus packages to citizens.

CoinFund: Worldcoin Could Onboard Billions of Users into the Crypto Economy

CoinFund: Worldcoin Could Onboard Billions of Users into the Crypto Economy

CoinFund backs Worldcoin's mission to prove digital human uniqueness, aiming to bring billions of users to the crypto economy via fair asset distribution.

Australian Senator Andrew Bragg: Blockchain Can 'Rebuild Confidence' in Financial Services

Australian Senator Andrew Bragg: Blockchain Can 'Rebuild Confidence' in Financial Services

Australian Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has expressed optimism on the potential of blockchain technology to help ‘Rebuild Confidence’ in the financial services sector

Bitcoin Educator Andreas Antonopolous Believes Oil Price Crash Gives US Bitcoin Miners an Advantage

Bitcoin Educator Andreas Antonopolous Believes Oil Price Crash Gives US Bitcoin Miners an Advantage

Following the oil market crash in April, electricity prices have continued to fall globally. Bitcoin educator Andreas Antonopoulos believes that despite the disruption to industries, the oil market downturn could give US cryptocurrency miners an advantage.

Bitcoin Adoption is the Ultimate Protest Against Government and State Abuse of Freedoms

Bitcoin Adoption is the Ultimate Protest Against Government and State Abuse of Freedoms

As protests break out across the globe against state and central authorities, are the protesters overlooking their best and most potent weapon in Bitcoin? Bitcoin in essence, was built for protest and could potentially destabilize the central source of power for our governments—control over traditional financial systems.

Regulated Blockchain Will Power Central Bank Digital Currencies

Regulated Blockchain Will Power Central Bank Digital Currencies

So far, the story of blockchain has been one of new financial services built on decentralised technology. As the continuing prominence of Bitcoin demonstrates, these decentralised finance, or DeFi, applications have built up a following amongst a band of loyal supporters.

Bitcoin and Bad Guys

Bitcoin and Bad Guys

With Bitcoin a growing number of people have been choosing to opt-out of the traditional financial system, and others have even chosen to use the cryptocurrency to circumvent regulation altogether, leading to its unfortunate connection with illegal activity and shady characters.

ECB Plans to Lead CBDC Exploration to Unleash Global Power of the Euro

ECB Plans to Lead CBDC Exploration to Unleash Global Power of the Euro

Fabio Panetta, a member of the Executive Board of the ECB, stated in his address to the European Parliament that the ECB intends to remain at the forefront of discussions concerning the nature of money in a digital world, including the exploration of the desirability and feasibility of establishing a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Digital Dollars—A Two Tier CBDC Design to Maintain US Currency Dominance

Digital Dollars—A Two Tier CBDC Design to Maintain US Currency Dominance

The Digital Dollar Project (DDP) is the focus of the Digital Dollar Foundation and advocates the need for a CBDC. In their recently released whitepaper, the DDP stipulates that it aims for the US dollar to maintain its global dominance but further warns that the work needs to begin immediately. The DPP also calls for public-private collaboration, including the use of a two-tier system for the spread and distribution of retail digital dollars.

Chinese Bank Issues the First Asset-Backed Commercial Paper in China on Blockchain

Chinese Bank Issues the First Asset-Backed Commercial Paper in China on Blockchain

China Zheshang Bank, based in Zhejiang province has leveraged blockchain technology to issue the country’s first asset-backed commercial paper in the Chinese financial market. China Zheshang Bank successfully issued the “Lianxin 2020 Lianjie First Phase Asset-backed Commercial Paper,” which was worth 120 billion yuan ($16.93 billion). The asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) was issued as a part of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors’ (NAFMII) pilot project. ABCPs are short-term investments issued by financial institutions to support companies in their short-term goals.

National Australia Bank to Launch Ethereum-Based Stablecoin

National Australia Bank to Launch Ethereum-Based Stablecoin

NAB will introduce an Ether-based Australian dollar-pegged stablecoin. Reports say the AUDN stablecoin streamlines cross-border transfers and carbon credit trading.

Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Spike On News of President Trump’s Recovery Against COVID-19

Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Spike On News of President Trump’s Recovery Against COVID-19

Bitcoin and altcoins have enjoyed a brief price surge on the back of news that President Trump could be discharged from hospital after his bout with COVID-19.

Sweat Economy Announces Exciting New Campaign: Win a Year's Salary as Chief Walking Officer

Sweat Economy Announces Exciting New Campaign: Win a Year's Salary as Chief Walking Officer

Sweat Economy, the biggest move-2-earn project globally on a mission to make the world more physically active, is offering users the chance to win the role* of ‘Chief Walking Officer’, complete with a year’s salary to the value of USD 24,000. The job specification contains on main requirement: to walk a minimum of 5000 steps per day.

Baidu Trends: Bitcoin Searches Skyrocket Amid Social Distancing and Working From Home Approaches

Baidu Trends: Bitcoin Searches Skyrocket Amid Social Distancing and Working From Home Approaches

According to Baidu, a Chinese multinational technology company offering internet-related services, Bitcoin searches have shot up by 183% in the last one month. This trend can be linked to the fact that many countries have asked their citizens to adhere to precautionary approaches, such as self-quarantining, social distancing, working from home, necessitated when tackling coronavirus.

Visa Rolls Out Creator Program to Empower Artists with NFTs

Visa Rolls Out Creator Program to Empower Artists with NFTs

Payment giant Visa has launched an initiative dubbed Visa Creator Program intended to help filmmakers, artists, fashion designers, and musicians revamp their businesses through non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

HK Legislative Council Member Advocates for Integrating Senior Economy with Web3

HK Legislative Council Member Advocates for Integrating Senior Economy with Web3

Johnny Ng discussed the senior economy's integration with the internet and Web3's potential to boost content creator earnings at the 2023 World Internet Conference, highlighting Hong Kong's growing interest.

US Stocks, Oil, and Bitcoin Price Plunge, Hinting Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

US Stocks, Oil, and Bitcoin Price Plunge, Hinting Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

Stocks, oil, and Bitcoin price have been plunging, as the market has been concerned about a possible second wave of coronavirus cases as lockdowns have been easing in certain states in the US.

Why Bitcoin’s Price Is Rising Despite Selling Pressure from Crypto Whales

Why Bitcoin’s Price Is Rising Despite Selling Pressure from Crypto Whales

Bitcoin whales have been depositing their digital asset funds into exchanges recently, potentially signifying an intent to sell, according to CryptoQuant.

G7 Will Meet to Discuss CBDC and Digital Tax this Week Says Japan’s Finance Minister

G7 Will Meet to Discuss CBDC and Digital Tax this Week Says Japan’s Finance Minister

The Group of Seven (G7) will meet on Feb.12 to discuss central bank digital currencies (CBDC), digital taxation and global debt according to Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso.

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Will Continue Rising

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Will Continue Rising

Institutional demand, subsiding price volatility, and the Federal Reserve having no plans to taper its economic relief spending are 3 reasons why Bitcoin will continue to rise.

US Congressmen Urge Trump to Implement Blockchain Technology for COVID-19 Relief

US Congressmen Urge Trump to Implement Blockchain Technology for COVID-19 Relief

Nine members of the US Congress advocated for the benefits of leveraging blockchain technology to counter the crisis brought upon by COVID-19.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Will Hit All Time High in 2020, Predicts Billionaire Bitcoin Investor

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Will Hit All Time High in 2020, Predicts Billionaire Bitcoin Investor

The Bitcoin price is heading to $20,000 by the end of 2020 according to billionaire cryptocurrency investor Michael Novagratz, CEO, of Galaxy Digital.

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Backs Ethereum Powered AMERIBOR as a Viable Replacement in Setting Interest Rates

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backs the replacement of LIBOR with AMERIBOR. AMERIBOR is an Ethereum based lending protocol that is aimed at removing the inadequacies of the LIBOR index.

Why Bitcoin Should Make Up 5% of Your Investment Portfolio, According to Fidelity

Why Bitcoin Should Make Up 5% of Your Investment Portfolio, According to Fidelity

Fidelity Digital Assets makes the case for why Bitcoin should make up 5% of a given multi-asset investment portfolio.

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Credit Giant MasterCard Grants Wirex First Principal Membership License

Wirex has become the first native cryptocurrency platform to be granted a principal membership license from credit giant Mastercard as part of their accelerated expansion into digital assets.

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status

The United States government’s plan for its digital dollar or central bank digital currency (CBDC) may have just reached a new level of urgency, as the US hopes to maintain its most effective tool of power—global dependence on the Federal Reserve and the US dollar.

Ripple CEO: Global Governments Now See Blockchain Solution to Addressing Transparency and Settlement

Ripple CEO: Global Governments Now See Blockchain Solution to Addressing Transparency and Settlement

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO, believes most governments consider blockchain technology a game-changer as it solves frictions like transparency and settlement that were a headache in yesteryears.

Members of Congress Ask IRS for Relaxed Approach to Crypto Staking Taxes

Members of Congress Ask IRS for Relaxed Approach to Crypto Staking Taxes

Innovation friendly members of United States Congress have written to the IRS request a level-headed approach to tax on cryptocurrency staking rewards.

Why is the Bitcoin Price Correlation with the Stock Market Currently High?

Why is the Bitcoin Price Correlation with the Stock Market Currently High?

Unlimited Quantitative Easing has had the most significant impact on the stock and crypto market, meaning both markets have a strong correlation with monetary policy.

Ripple Unlocks 1 Billion XRP From Escrow, XRP Trades Heavy As US Dollar Loses Value

Ripple Unlocks 1 Billion XRP From Escrow, XRP Trades Heavy As US Dollar Loses Value

Ripple has unlocked 1 billion XRP tokens and is being heavily traded as the US dollar continues to lose value.

Bitcoin Price Breaks Key Resistance As Pre-Election Stimulus Package Goes to Vote

Bitcoin Price Breaks Key Resistance As Pre-Election Stimulus Package Goes to Vote

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is defying the turmoils and the uncertainty in the hopes of getting a pre-election stimulus package with its current aggressive bullish runs

Venezuela’s Central Bank Considers the Potential of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Venezuela’s Central Bank Considers the Potential of Bitcoin and Ethereum

In the face of global isolation from international financial systems and imposed US sanctions on state-run PSDV (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) , Venezuelan’s Central Bank is looking to explore Bitcoin and Ethereum payment systems.

Vietnam Launches a National Enterprise Blockchain Platform as it Eyes a Global Top 50 Slot

Vietnam Launches a National Enterprise Blockchain Platform as it Eyes a Global Top 50 Slot

The Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam is building an enterprise blockchain platform dubbed akaChain in line with its national program.

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Race:  2020 Year in Review

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Race: 2020 Year in Review

As 2020 comes to a close, we take a look back at the most important developments regarding the pursuit of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).

USA and Nigeria to Discuss Digital Economy and AI Advancements for Economic Growth

USA and Nigeria to Discuss Digital Economy and AI Advancements for Economic Growth

The US and Nigeria are set to discuss the digital economy, AI advancement, and economic ties at a conference in Abuja.

‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ Author Kiyosaki Praises Bitcoin, and Says “Bitcoin is In, Real Estate & Gold are Out”

‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ Author Kiyosaki Praises Bitcoin, and Says “Bitcoin is In, Real Estate & Gold are Out”

In a talk radio segment, New York Bestseller Robert Kiyosaki and crypto investor Anthony Pompliano discussed the growth of Bitcoin (BTC) and the major role the cryptocurrency will play in the future.

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Growing, But US Needs To Adopt A Solid Blockchain Policy

Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Growing, But US Needs To Adopt A Solid Blockchain Policy

In order to be ahead of other countries in the ever-growing industry of blockchain, the US needs to come up with an enforceable and consistent blockchain policy.

Crypto-friendly banks closure could pose a challenge for crypto companies

Crypto-friendly banks closure could pose a challenge for crypto companies

The closure of three major crypto-friendly banks in the US, Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Silvergate Bank, could pose a challenge for crypto companies in accessing traditional banking partners. The loss of these banks could impact crypto liquidity, and some experts believe that it may leave crypto companies without banking options. However, some in the industry believe that it could create room for another bank to step up and fill the vacuum, while others suggest that there are already viable alternatives available.

Philippines Central Bank Considering Issuing its own CBDC

Philippines Central Bank Considering Issuing its own CBDC

The Central Bank of the Philippines has inaugurated a committee to understudy CBDCs based on technical feasibility and policy implications

UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund Invests in Tech Startups Fighting COVID-19 in Emerging Economies

UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund Invests in Tech Startups Fighting COVID-19 in Emerging Economies

Eight technology companies in developing and emerging economies will receive investment from the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund (CryptoFund) to solve local and global challenges.

Bernie Sanders Demands Senate Vote on $2000 Direct Stimulus Payments, Bitcoin Traders Hold Breath

Bernie Sanders Demands Senate Vote on $2000 Direct Stimulus Payments, Bitcoin Traders Hold Breath

Bernie Sanders has threatened to filibuster the Senate until they allow a vote on upgrading the $600 direct stimulus payments to $2000. What could the move mean for Bitcoin?

Sean Patrick Maloney's OECD Role Amidst Crypto Advisory Background

Sean Patrick Maloney's OECD Role Amidst Crypto Advisory Background

Sean Patrick Maloney, after serving in the U.S. House and on Coinbase's Advisory Council, faces scrutiny over potential conflicts in his OECD ambassador role, signaling a pivotal moment for crypto regulation.

What could a Democrat Sweep in US Elections mean for Bitcoin?

What could a Democrat Sweep in US Elections mean for Bitcoin?

What would it mean for Bitcoin (BTC), if the Democrats manage to pull off a clean sweep in the coming US elections?

Tokenize the Future: What Tokenization Means For Financial Access

Tokenize the Future: What Tokenization Means For Financial Access

Thanks to advances in financial and blockchain technology, any tradeable asset can be digitally represented as a token and issued onto a blockchain creating greater access.

The Fourth Belt and Road Summit 2019 –  FinTech Cultural Revolution for Inclusive and Green Finance

The Fourth Belt and Road Summit 2019 – FinTech Cultural Revolution for Inclusive and Green Finance

The fourth Belt and Road Summit jointly organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council was held on 11 to 12 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With around 5000 government officials, professionals and entrepreneurs from 69 countries attended the summit, opportunities and innovations were shared and explored.

Canada-Based Tahini's Restaurants Trades Entire Cash Reserves For Bitcoin

Canada-Based Tahini's Restaurants Trades Entire Cash Reserves For Bitcoin

Tahinis Restaurants announced that it would be converting all of its cash reserves into Bitcoin.

Pre-Election Stimulus Package: Price Implications For BTC, ETH, and XRP

Pre-Election Stimulus Package: Price Implications For BTC, ETH, and XRP

With the possible release of a new stimulus package in the US, here is a short and long term price analysis of what you could expect from BTC, ETH, and XRP.

Quora's Poe Secures $75M for AI Chatbot Expansion

Quora's Poe Secures $75M for AI Chatbot Expansion

Quora has secured $75 million from Andreessen Horowitz to expand Poe, its AI chat platform, focusing on creator monetization and integrating leading AI models like ChatGPT and DALL-E 3.

Russian Finance Ministry on Track to Legalize Crypto for Cross-Border Payments

Russian Finance Ministry on Track to Legalize Crypto for Cross-Border Payments

The current economic landscape in Russia is forcing both the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance to rethink their approaches to cryptocurrencies.

Bank of Japan Now Considers its CBDC Project a Top Priority

Bank of Japan Now Considers its CBDC Project a Top Priority

A review of the recent uptick in activities and as confirmed by a Bank of Japan’s senior official, Japan now considers its CBDC project a top priority

Bitcoin Whales Surge as Economic Inflation Meltdown Looms, Over 2000 Wallets Now Hold Over 1000 BTC

Bitcoin Whales Surge as Economic Inflation Meltdown Looms, Over 2000 Wallets Now Hold Over 1000 BTC

On-chain analytics data confirms that Bitcoin whales are forming quickly, likely as economic inflation looms.

Is Bitcoin’s True Power Being Revealed as COVID-19 Market Crisis Sends Oil Futures Price Below Zero?

Is Bitcoin’s True Power Being Revealed as COVID-19 Market Crisis Sends Oil Futures Price Below Zero?

As WTI crude oil futures plummeted into negative territory, the pioneer cryptocurrency Bitcoin hardly seemed to notice, recording only a minor correction and dipping under 7k.

Iran Pushes Oil Investment on Citizens, Winklevoss Advises Bitcoin

Iran Pushes Oil Investment on Citizens, Winklevoss Advises Bitcoin

Despite the oil price taking a beating this year, Iran has urged its citizens to invest in a scheme that would pre-sell 220 million barrels and drive liquidity into the OPEC nation's struggling economy. In response, Cameron Winklevoss tweeted that Bitcoin is a far better investment.

Bitcoin Needs to Overcome One Key Factor Before Its Price Run to $20K

Bitcoin Needs to Overcome One Key Factor Before Its Price Run to $20K

Market experts are saying that if Bitcoin clears one key resistance level, it may reach $20K with less obstacles along the way.

Chinese President Xi Jinping: Participate in Making Digital Currency and Digital Tax's International Rule Actively

Chinese President Xi Jinping: Participate in Making Digital Currency and Digital Tax's International Rule Actively

Xi Jinping will publish an article entitled "Several Major Issues in the National Medium and Long-term Economic and Social Development Strategy“ on November 1 on Qiushi Journal. In the article, he mentions the digital economy and digital currency

Reserve Bank of Australia Meeting Finds No Strong Case for CBDC or e-AUD

Reserve Bank of Australia Meeting Finds No Strong Case for CBDC or e-AUD

The Reserve Bank of Australia has found no strong public policy-case to issue a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Dubai Economy Gets Powered by UAE KYC Blockchain Platform for Safe Digital Customer Onboarding

Dubai Economy Gets Powered by UAE KYC Blockchain Platform for Safe Digital Customer Onboarding

The Dubai economy has gone live on the UAE KYC (Know-Your-Customer) blockchain platform making instant bank accounting functionality, secure digital customer onboarding, and sharing of verified data between financial institutions and licensing authorities possible.

Waze Co-Founder Uri Levine Says Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin is Only for Crime and Dark Economy

Waze Co-Founder Uri Levine Says Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin is Only for Crime and Dark Economy

Uri Levine, Waze Co-Founder, has revealed that he believes Bitcoin and other crypto assets are purely for the dark economy and only really leveraged by criminals.

China's Vice President Wang Qishan: World Economy In Deep Recession, Finance Is The Core of Modern Economy

China's Vice President Wang Qishan: World Economy In Deep Recession, Finance Is The Core of Modern Economy

During Qishan Wang's speech, the Vice President of the People's Republic of China gave an overview of the world trend in economic development and finance.

CoinMarketCap CSO, on DeFi for Fostering a More Open Economy

CoinMarketCap CSO, on DeFi for Fostering a More Open Economy

Following part one of our interview with Carylyne Chan, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinMarketCap, she elaborated on seizing market opportunities in decentralized finance (DeFi) with a new product, Interest by CoinMarketCap. She also outlined the potential effects of staking regarding CMC’s operations and plans for 2020.

Dubai Economy Moves to Blockchain-Based Unified Business Registry Platform

Dubai Economy Moves to Blockchain-Based Unified Business Registry Platform

Dubai’s Department of Economic Development has announced its move to a Unified Business Registry Platform (UBRP). The UBRP is hosted on the innovative Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) of Dubai Pulse which is a joint initiative of Smart Dubai and du.

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Bearish on Cash Says Central Banks Drive Economy

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, the Founder and CIO of Bridgewater Associates asserted that since the 2008 Financial Crisis, the behavior of central banks like the Federal Reserve demonstrates that capital markets are no longer free.

Federal Reserve Votes to Keep Inflationary Monetary Conditions as US Economy Heals

Federal Reserve Votes to Keep Inflationary Monetary Conditions as US Economy Heals

Federal Reserve officials voted at the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting to maintain the same monetary conditions that have aided Bitcoin's 2020 price surge.

Head of Chinese Investment Firm Believes Blockchain will "Lead" China's Economy, Here's Why

Head of Chinese Investment Firm Believes Blockchain will "Lead" China's Economy, Here's Why

China’s blockchain push seems never-ending, various governmental and financial officials of the country have, in recent times, spoken on the merits of blockchain technology and how a distributed ecosystem may help bolster the ongoing “fourth industrial revolution.”

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