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The Unstoppable Trajectory: Stablecoins Are Evolving Traditional Finances

Stablecoins may represent crypto’s best chance of achieving mainstream success and recognition from the traditional financial systems. Just recently, the president of the European Central Bank nourished this viewpoint by stating that the institution should be proactive when it comes to digital assets. On Dec. 12, Christine Lagarde tweeted:   “My personal conviction on the issue …

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Six Major Central Banks to Collaborate on Digital Currency Research

The central banks of Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, European Union, Sweden and Switzerland created a group with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to jointly research central bank digital currencies (CBDC). According to a press release published by the Bank of England on Jan. 21, the aforementioned institutions will share their experience with other …

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US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

</header> <strong>Several 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.</strong> …

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China’s Central Bank Completes Top-Later Design and Joint Tests of Planned CBDC

The central bank of China has completed the top-layer design and joint testing of its soon-to-be-released central bank digital currency (CBDC). As domestic news outlet Sina reported on Jan. 10, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) accomplished the top-layer design of the planned digital yuan, developed relevant standards, carried out research and development and a joint …

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China Prepares for CBDC With Cryptography Law on Encryption Standards

On Jan. 1, China’s law governing cryptographic password management came into power. Essentially, the act aims to set standards for the application of cryptography and the management of passwords, and, therefore, ultimately reduces China’s cyber vulnerabilities on a nationwide scale.  Some local media outlets rumor that the law is paving the way for the long-awaited …

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ECB Wants Active Role in Crypto, Will Not Deter Private Solutions

</header> <strong>The European Central Bank (ECB) wants to play an active role in the field of digital currency, said President Christine Lagarde. As the bank works on its own digital currency and an instant payment system, </strong><strong>Lagarde emphasizes that “central bank initiatives should neither discourage nor crowd out private market-led solutions for fast and efficient …

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Key Players in Crypto and Blockchain Share Their New Year’s Wish for 2020

The digital currency space has seen rapid growth and expansion in 2019, with heightened interest from governments and global corporations. Cryptos recovered from the 2018 bear market, when with Bitcoin (BTC) crashed to as low as $3,800, leaving numerous experts to paint a gloomy picture of a longstanding bear market and call the downturn in …

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China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

</header> <strong>The 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 …

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Regulatory Roundup: China Blockchain ETF, France New Crypto Rules, Tokens Like Money in Russia

</header> <strong>In this roundup, we cover Russia’s </strong><strong>supreme court recognizing tokens as assets like money and property, France’s new crypto regulatory framework, and </strong><strong>several industry developments in China, including a blockchain ETF filing. We also cover Japan’s world conference for decentralized financial governance, Uzbekistan’s crypto ban, and four countries’ central bank digital currency updates.</strong> Also …

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What Is a Cryptocurrency? We Need Clearer Definitions

This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Dr Gina C Pieters is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, and a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative …

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