State Digital Currency Still On Agenda, Says China Blockchain Research Lead

China is still in the process of developing a state digital currency, the chief of a government-funded blockchain research center has said. According to a report by Shanghai...

Report: 2 Japanese Crypto Exchanges to Shut Down

Two cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan are reportedly set to cease operating amid growing regulatory scrutiny from regulators in the wake of a $500 million theft. According to...

Danske Bank Rules Out Crypto Trading But Won’t Block Credit Cards

The biggest bank in Denmark, Danske Bank, has released a report criticising cryptocurrencies over perceived risks and lack of transparency. In the document released on Sunday, the...

Blockchain Tops 2017 Fintech Enquiries, Says Swiss Finance Regulator

Enquiries around blockchain, cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Switzerland have increased significantly last year, according the country's financial regulator. In its annual report for 2017, published...

A G20 Crypto Policy? Let’s Hope It’s a Pipe Dream

Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk.  The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. "Let's form a committee...

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Won’t Support Venezuela’s Petro, Following US Gov’t Ban

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex issued a public statementtoday, March 27, stating that the platform is not going to support the oil-backed Petro (PTR) token, launched by the government of Venezuela this February. In its blog post...

Russian Official: Venezuela Won’t Be Paying Its Debt in State Crypto

Venezuela owes Russia some $3.15 billion over the next 10 years, but the South American nation will not be paying its debt using its petro cryptocurrency. Reuters...

The lies spread by bankers about cryptocurrencies

I had a chat with The Financial Times the other day, and provided lots of background as to why I don’t think cryptocurrencies are the choice of criminals....

Crypto Startup Circle Hires a Square Vet as CFO to Aid Expansion

Circle, the digital payments and cryptocurrency trading startup, is continuing its expansion with the hiring of Naeem Ishaq as chief financial officer. Ishaq was most recently CFO of...

Belarusian Ministry Of Finance Releases Cryptocurrency Accounting Framework

Belarus has officially introduced cryptocurrency accounting standards, according to a March 6 document by the Ministry of Finance, local news outlet Jourtify reported yesterday, March 25. The document lays out...

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