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South Africa Central Bank Set to Create Clear Cut Crypto Regulations

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the country’s apex bank, is reportedly planning to enact policies aimed at restricted local crypto usage. Such a move would signal the first concrete step towards policing the South African virtual currency scene which has so far seen little in the way of crypt..

Cryptocurrency Trends Primed for Continued Growth in 2020

The cryptocurrency industry has experienced no shortage of big ups and and big downs in recent years. With the next one now just around the corner, it’s a sure bet 2020 will bring its fair share of intrigue to the space, too. And while the future is ever inscrutable, one can already make some educa..

How Crypto and Blockchain Are Influencing Geopolitics

Use CaseThe world is a constantly changing place — and from an economic standpoint, things are dramatically shifting, too. Two major superpowers, the United States and China, are embroiled in a dramatic trade war where tit-for-tat tariffs have been placed on goods — breeding uncertainty for consu..

Hong Kong Securities Regulator: New Cryptocurrency Exchange Licensing Rules

In its latest clarification toward the cryptocurrency industry, Hong Kong’s top securities watchdog has published a new regulatory framework that will license cryptocurrency exchanges that list security tokens like traditional securities brokers in the jurisdiction of the international financial cen..

Central Bank of Argentina Clamps Down on Credit Card Bitcoin Buys

The monetary situation in Argentina isn’t pretty right now, and related tightening efforts in the country are intensifying. This week, the nation’s central bank issued a series of new domestic restrictions on credit cards, one of which was to ban their ability to facilitate purchases of bitcoin and ..

What Role Should Central Banks Have Launching Stablecoins Like Libra?

Use CaseEver since the vision for a Libra stablecoin was unveiled in its white paper back in June, Facebook has suffered a startling backlash from countries around the world. Some American politicians have claimed the digital currency has the potential to be more dangerous than 9/11. Lawmakers ov..

Senator Defends Libra: Says U.S. Is Behind in Crypto & Fintech Game

Cryptocurrency has long flown under the radar of governments. For nearly all of the past decade, a majority of politicians in office, especially those in the western world, have opted not to talk about the subject matter. But this changed with the launch of Libra, Facebook’s crypto and blockchain p..

Bitcoin Investor: Only a Matter of Time Before the Federal Reserve Goes Crypto

If you’ve followed the cryptocurrency news cycle at all over the past few months, you likely have noticed the trend of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). With the launch of Facebook’s Libra, which is slated to become a global digital asset used by hundreds of millions of distributed users, go..

Russia Doesn’t See Benefits In National Crypto Assets

If you’ve perused Crypto Twitter at all over the past few weeks, you likely have noticed incessant discussion surrounding central bank-backed digital assets, also referred to as CBDCs. It seems that this subset of this market is all the rage recently, with a number of prominent countries, financial..

UNICEF Rolls Out a Crypto Fund for Humanitarian Donations

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the arm of the UN tasked with providing healthcare and support services to children and mothers across the world, has officially opened its doors to cryptocurrency donations. Unveiled on October 9th, the new UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund paves the way for t..

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