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BIS Calls for Central Bank Digital Currencies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has issued a report arguing in favor of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and digital payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bulletin published by the BIS, a 600-member international financial institution representing the central banks Read More

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: March 29 – April 4 in Review

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This week’s headlines from Japan included the country’s Financial Services Agency revealing feedback from the public on recent regulation, the Cabinet Office Ordinance announcing regulatory changes, Zaif exchange removing three crypto assets, BitBank’s COO predicting crypto exchange mergers, and Nomura Read More

Bitfinex Supplied ‘Most’ Liquidity During $3.7K Bitcoin Crash — Report

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Bitcoin (BTC) saw a “flippening” during its price crash to $3,700 last month — something that could reveal a new uncomfortable truth about exchanges. In its March Exchange Review released this week, monitoring resource CryptoCompare highlighted liquidity as a key Read More

Coinbase-Backed Crypto Rating Council Lists IOTA, BAT, and USDC

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The question of whether certain cryptocurrencies constitute securities is becoming increasingly relevant within the blockchain industry. As such, some core players in the space are upping their efforts to bring more understanding to the issue. The Crypto Rating Council, or Read More

Blockchain Head at European Commission Explains Usefulness of DLT

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The head of the digital innovation and blockchain unit at the European Commission (EC), Pēteris Zilgalvis, explained the concise benefits of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in an interview to The Banker, a subsidiary of the Financial Times. In the interview, Read More

Bison Trails Provides Support for NuCypher Protocol

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Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company, Bison Trails, announced support for the NuCypher network, as well as its permissionless token distribution system, WorkLock, on April 2. According to the announcement, the Libra Association member assured users that anyone would be able to run nodes Read More

Philippine SEC Warns of International Ponzi Offering 300% Daily Returns

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The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned of a crypto Ponzi scheme targeting Filipino, Australian, and European investors on March 30. The scheme, Bitcoin Revolution, comprises a classic Ponzi in which investors are offered exorbitant compounding daily returns on Read More

Global Cybersecurity League Formed to Fight Hospital Ransomware

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A crack team of cybersecurity experts in 65 countries has come together to combat ransomware attacks on hospitals during the coronavirus crisis. Calling themselves the COVID-19 CTI League the community of experts aims to protect the technological infrastructure of front-line Read More