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Regulation and monetary policy
ECB Initiates Public Consultation on Digital Euro
European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde says the regulator initiates public consultations on the issuance of a digital euro.
Cayman Islands introduce regulations for virtual asset service providers
The notorious tax haven appears to be cleaning up its act on AML and counter terrorist financing ahead of an FATF review.
Korea to Ban All Anonymous Cryptocurrencies
South Korea to ban all anonymous cryptocurrencies from March 2021. The Financial Services Commission of South Korea (FSC) will reportedly prohibit all digital asset service providers from serving anonymous cryptocurrencies.
Gibraltar is now an observing member of the Global Blockchain Business Council
The British Overseas Territory is making steps toward bringing blockchain adoption into the mainstream.
Economy minister says Brazil will have its own CBDC
Paulo Guedes said that the Brazilian real will have a digital counterpart and also highlighted the autonomy of its central bank.
More crypto regulation is coming, industry execs say
After multiple years of heightened legal overwatch, the future may hold much of the same.
Russia's central bank says the pandemic has accelerated regulators' interest in CBDCs
The pandemic-induced crisis is galvanizing new trends across all aspects of the global economy, including digital currencies.
Tether market cap surpasses $17 billion, fueling Bitcoin price rally
Bitcoin’s new highs come amid lots of new money pouring in via stablecoins.
DAI Experiences 623% Growth in Q3
There has been a boost in decentralized finance in the last quarter helping Ethereum-based stablecoins.
Analytics and opinions
The crypto compliance lie: Sacrificing privacy does not make us safer
The lightchain-vs-darkchain dichotomy is counterproductive, and a healthy graychain will produce more valuable crypto assets like Bitcoin.
China Processed Over $300M via Digital Yuan
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has processed over $300 million via digital yuan so far, Bloomberg reports, citing the bank's governor Yi Gang.
DAI’s growth is crucial to DeFi, here’s why
The stablecoins sector has been working behind the scenes and has been witnessing great growth in 2020. Even though Tether was at the top spot in terms of its supply, DAI and USDC were catching up.
The two sides of the stablecoin The FINANCIAL -- Speech by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at Il Salone dei Pagamenti 2020
Zero-sum game: DeFi declines while Bitcoin booms
While Bitcoin’s value has increased by more than a third since September, DeFi tokens have floundered. Are these developments related?
China 'Has Long Way to Go' Before Challenging US Dollar
David Roche, President and Global Strategist at Independent Strategy, does not believe China will challenge the US dollar’s status as a reserve currency even with the digital yuan.
Australian senator says blockchain can make financial compliance easier
“The future is technology by blockchain,” says an Australian Liberal senator.
Ethereum fees declining as DeFi markets cool
Is the DeFi bubble over? Bitcoin network activity spike may indicate that attention is shifting towards crypto's largest asset.
New projects, partnerships, and investments
Reserve Bank of Australia forms partnerships to research CBDC
The project will “explore if there is a future role for a wholesale CBDC in the Australian payments system,” according to the RBA.
What is xDAI? A Guide to the USD Stablecoin Blockchain
xDAI is a decentralized platform powering payments with a 5-second transaction speed and transaction fees as low as $0.01 for 500 transactions using a trusted stablecoin.
PayPal crypto services to go global early 2021, support for CBDCs coming
PayPal is planning to launch crypto services for users of its platform globally, along with the Venmo app, and the company will explore central bank digital currencies.
Russian Alfa-Bank joins HSBC-backed blockchain trade finance network
A major global blockchain trade network welcomes one of Russia’s largest banks.
Capitalizing on USDC Stablecoin Growth, Circle Spreads Wealth
The company behind the world’s second-largest stablecoin is introducing high-yield USDC accounts.