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German Finance Minister Speaks in Favor of Digital Euro

Olaf Scholz who is currently the German finance minister has indicated his stance on the cryptocurrencies in particular and electronic money in general. According to local sources, he made his position known last week and also revealed skepticism for private-interest cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra. He proposed the introduction of an electronic Euro which won’t serve a replacement of the current Euro system but will be used alongside it.He said:“Such a payment system would be good...

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U.S. Congressmen Want the Federal Reserve to Consider a Digital Dollar

Even as the U.S. Congress bites down hard on Facebook and the social media giant’s grand plans of issuing its own digital currency, a recent event has corroborated the general idea that the problem with the Libra might not be the fact that it’s a digital currency itself, but that it’s being issued by Facebook. This is because, two Rep members have revealed concerns about the inevitability of digital currencies in the near future, suggesting that the United States should start getting used to...

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Venezuela Is Going to Use Crypto for Payments, Maduro Says

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro openly admitted that his policy is definitely pro-crypto – especially regarding Bitcoin and Ethereum. He said Venezuela’s government will use cryptocurrencies as a “method for free national and international payments.”Let’s not forget that the U.S. imposed sanctions that have largely isolated the country from the global financial system, causing one of the world’s most severe economic crises and forcing statesmen and executives to use a whole new network...

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PayPal Entering China Market by Local Acquisition

The People’s Bank of China (PoBC) announced they are nit against PayPal’s desire to acquire a 70% equity state in GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. [GoPay], Ltd.). With this step, Paypal is becoming the first international entity that will be offering its online payment solutions in China.GoPay mostly works as a provider of a number of payment products for various industries including cross-border commerce, aviation, tourism, etc.According to the information revealed by the company,...

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Young Russian Entrepreneurs Serenading Elon Musk in an Invitation

Photo: yuga.ruBillboards are usually used as an ad, announcement for different happenings, commercial for stores, etc. Rarely, they can be used as messaging boards to someone you know. We were witnessing some political parties with their messages inviting the local community to vote for them, we even witnessed proposals. However, the crew from Russian Kuban region had something else in mind – and boy, was it original.They decided to invite a famous entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to...

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PBOC: China’s Digital Currency Not Launching in November

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced that the long-awaited central bank-issued digital currency will not be ready in November as it had been predicted in crypto circles. From the bank, they added that reports saying Alibaba and Tencent are among the first financial institutions to receive the currency was incorrect.This came as a surprise because just few weeks ago we could hear that it will “be better than Libra“, and they even enthroned their new digital currency chief Changchun Mu...

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China’s Digital Currency Research Institute Exec Says Facebook’s Libra Can’t Be Stopped

Changchuan Mu within the educational lectures touches a range of cryptocurrency questions starting from the recently announced People’s Bank of China (PBoC) digital currency to the vast expansion of Facebook‘s Libra. Also, he compared Libra to the PBoC digital currency, stating that the Chinese new currency is even better than Libra in several aspects. Mu believes that at this point, Libra already might be unstoppable and that it is “highly unlikely” that someone can stop people from buying...

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Binance Says Its Venus Stablecoin Would Be More Government-Friendly Than Facebook’s Libra

As the stablecoin race catches up, cryptocurrency exchange Binance wants to position its Venus stablecoin more aggressively. Taking a dig at Facebook‘s Libra, Binance said that the Venus will be a government-friendly alternative to the Libra Coin.Last month in August 2019, Binance unveiled its plans to launch stablecoins and other digital assets pegged to fiat currencies across the globe. This initiative is part of the company’s plan to form major partnerships and alliances with global...

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Premier League’s English Club Watford FC Brands Their Kits with Bitcoin Logo

English premier club Watford FC has decided to include Bitcoin logo as part of the brands on their kits. The Bitcoin logo is to appear specifically on their jersey sleeves to raise awareness of Bitcoin specifically and cryptocurrencies in general. This initiative is led by brand partner Sportsbet. In an announcement, Sportsbet’s head of marketing Justin Le Brocque Said:“The crypto community have been hugely supportive of us since we began, so putting the Bitcoin logo on the sleeve felt like a...

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Europe, Led by France, Set to Block Facebook’s Libra

It seems that France decided to go rigorous on Facebook’s Libra by entirely blocking the development of it. When Facebook announced their Libra project in June this year, they called it a “global currency and financial infrastructure powered by a version of blockchain – the technology that underpins Bitcoin”.However, a lot of governments were really against even the idea and France was the harshest of them all. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire then called out on Libra saying it...

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