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US Lawmakers Pass E-Cash Bill That Replicates Physical Money, Leaving Aside the FED

A group of US lawmakers introduced this Monday the “E-CASH” Act, a bill directed to the US Treasury Department to encourage the entity to develop a digital version of the dollar. E-Cash Is not CBDC, but a Complement to it Democratic Representative Stephen Lynch is the principal sponsor of the ECASH Act, a legislative proposal passed to the House of Representatives. As per the bill, the US Treasury Department was selected as the “most appropriate” government entity to develop...

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Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Met With Leaders of Coinbase, Digital Dollar Project

Coinbase executives continue to move among the big names in the financial landscape. This month, it was the turn of none other than U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. According to Powell’s working schedule for May, the head of the Fed had a face-to-face meeting with the head of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. on May 11. Paul Ryan, a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was also invited to the event. The meeting lasted half an hour,...

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Arca Digital Asset Investment Fund Scores $10M in Series A Funding Round

Digital asset management outfit Arca has secured $10 million in Series A funding as the company sets out to bootstrap its expansion in the emerging fintech scene. Crypto asset management firms are also seeing increasing inflows as investor appetite for digital assets continue to grow.RRE Ventures Leads $10M Arca Funding RoundArca announced the news of its $10 million Series A funding via a press release issued on Jan. 13. According to the press statement, RRE Ventures led the investment into...

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China to Give Away $4.6M in Digital Yuan as the Country Furthers CBDC Trials

China will launch another major test for its digital currency, the digital yuan, in January. Local reports affirm that Sichuan’s capital Chengdu will be the next hotspot for the consequent tryout of the nation’s future virtual asset.The Local Government Giving Away $4.6M Worth of CBDCAccording to a recent media report by mobile payment network Mpaypass, the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan, Chengdu, will be the next area, which will test the efficiency of China’s digital yuan....

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Philippines Central Bank Mulls CBDC Issuance

Central bank digital currency (CBDC) fever appears to be heating up across the APAC region as The Philippines announces plans to study the possibility of issuing its own sovereign virtual “coin.”Committee to Study Modalities for Possible CBDC IssuanceAccording to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday (July 29, 2020), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor, Benjamin Diokno, revealed that the central bank has set up a committee for a potential CBDC project. The group will consider the...

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Thailand Tests CBDC With Businesses Before Mainstream Launch

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is ready to deploy its central bank digital currency (CBDC) to local corporations as part of the third phase of the project’s development.BOT Launches Third Phase of its Digital Currency ProjectThailand’s central bank has stepped into the third phase of development of its digital currency, according to The Nation Thailand, which cited BOT assistant governor Vachira Arromdee.BOT has started to use the digital currency for financial transactions with some big...

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CBDC: Startbucks, Mc Donalds und Subway testen Chinas digitalen Yuan

Chinas Wirtschaft ist in den letzten Jahren stark gewachsen und mittlerweile zur Zweitgrößten der Welt geworden. Wirtschaftsexperten nehmen an, dass China eines Tages eine neue weltweite Ordnung herstellen könnte und die globale Finanzherrschaft an sich reißt. Die chinesische Zentralbank wird Berichten zufolge noch in diesem Jahr eine Kryptowährung auf der Grundlage des Yuan herausgeben. Laut einem...

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Japan’s Financial Authorities Discuss A National Cryptocurrency

Financial and monetary authorities in Japan are accelerating the process of creating their own digital currency. The Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Japan, and the Financial Services Agency have held an undisclosed number of meetings to establish a clear vision before eventually launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC).Japan Prepares For A Bank-Backed CryptocurrencyA recent local report informs about the meetings held by the BOJ, the FSA, and the MOF. Per the document, the country’s...

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Sweden’s Central Bank To Begin Testing National Cryptocurrency

The Swedish Central Bank will establish a test group for its potential digital currency – the e-krona. It will run for a year and should confirm if there’s an actual need case for launching a digital krona.Testing The E-KronaRecently reported by local news, the Riksbank is ready to launch a group to examine the potential e-krona. The participants will play out different scenarios to determine if the digital currency’s performance is sufficient and reliable. A statement from the bank outlines...

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U.S. Vows to Spend Billions to Potentially Counter China and Its National Digital Currency

With China set to release its new digital version of the yuan, the country’s national fiat currency, the U.S. has sworn to boost its technology and artificial intelligence spending to ensure it’s able to counter the nation’s attempts and keep itself in a competitive position.China Could Be Pushing the U.S.’s ButtonsThis could mean working harder to ensure a digital currency for the U.S. As it stands, things like Libra and even bitcoin (BTC) have regulators on edge and split right down the...

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