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Bitcoin Revolution Meets Protestant Reformation, Crypto Drives Change?

A bit of historical research was making the rounds on social media recently, a monograph that compares the 21st century emergence of Bitcoin, encryption, the internet and millennials with the Protestant Reformation that shook Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.  The two events have similar dynamics, argues Tuur Demeester, whose white paper, “The Bitcoin …

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Stablecoin Crisis Could Wreck Global Finance, Fed Warns in New Report

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board on Friday warned that a stablecoin crisis could wreak havoc on the global economy and outlined the steps issuers must take to protect the status quo.  The central bank’s prognosis – buried deep in the November edition of its semiannual “Financial Stability Report” – rests on a stablecoin worst case …

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HCM Capital Expects China’s Digital Currency to Launch in 2-3 Months

Founding managing partner of HCM Capital, the private equity arm of electronics manufacturer Foxconn, Jack Lee, says China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is ready and expects it to launch in two to three months.  During an interview with CNBC published on Nov. 11, Lee also suggested that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) will …

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Argentina Sets New Trading Record After Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Buys

Bitcoin (BTC) trading set new records in two of its most keenly watched South American markets last week, new data has revealed. As monitoring resource Coin Dance confirmed on Nov. 10, the seven days ending Saturday saw more trading against BTC than ever before in both Venezuela and Argentina.  Argentina: central bank accidentally increases Bitcoin …

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Peter Schiff: China’s Gold-Backed Crypto Would Be Bearish for Bitcoin

China launching a digital counterpart of the yuan backed by gold puts Bitcoin (BTC) at a disadvantage, veteran gold bug Peter Schiff claims. In a tweet on Nov. 2, Schiff, notorious for his cynicism when it comes to Bitcoin, attempted to counter criticism of his stance by Keiser report host, Max Keiser.  Schiff tells Keiser: …

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President Erdogan: Turkey to Finish Testing Digital Lira in 2020

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directed that the government should finish testing the national central bank digital currency (CBDC) in 2020. The country’s national blockchain-based digital lira is planned to be issued by the Central Bank in accordance with the 2020 Annual Presidential Program, Cointelegraph Turkey reported on Nov. 5. Digital lira ‘instant payment’ pilots …

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US Federal Reserve Hiring New Manager to Research Digital Currencies

The United States Federal Reserve is hiring a manager for its Retail Payments section in Washington, D.C. On Nov. 3, the U.S central bank posted a new job opening to its website, looking for a new manager who is expected to contribute to the research of digital currencies, stablecoins and distributed ledger technologies.  Besides the …

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Argentina’s Example Shows That You Don’t Own Your Money

</header> <strong>Cash shortages, bank closures and ATMs running out of funds seems to be the new norm for many countries, and recently increased capital controls in Argentina are further testament to this unsettling trend. Sunday’s election of president Alberto Fernández has resulted in Argentine account holders being limited to USD purchases of $200 via bank …

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IBM Expects a Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency Within 5 Years

73% of leading global banks have claimed that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) should be available “under all circumstances” in a new study. “CBDC will substitute much more easily for cash” According to a joint report conducted by tech giant IBM and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), global central banks now admit …

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China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>China has been on a roll with a series of crypto-related announcements. President Xi Jinping’s speech to accelerate the development of blockchain technology in China was followed by the passing of a cryptography bill. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has continued to evaluate and rank crypto projects, and the …

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