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Bank Of Korea Employs A Task Force To Research Central Bank Cryptocurrency

The Bank of Korea (BOK) is taking another important step towards adopting the trend for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The bank will reportedly organize a dedicated task force to build on top of the existing CBDC research and to improve it further.Bank Of Korea’s CBDC Task ForceA local report from today shows BOK’s intentions for developing more CBDC-orientated research groups. As included in the bank’s “Monetary Policy for 2020,” the research will target innovations, such as...

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Bank Of Russia Tests Own Stablecoin In A Regulatory Sandbox

State-backed stablecoins appear to be on the rise in the last several months, and Russia is taking the next step into launching its own. The country’s central bank has reportedly started testing digital currencies backed by real assets in a regulatory sandbox.Russia Tests Digital AssetsThe head of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, recently spoke about the bank’s plans and actions towards digital assets. She indicates that they have started testing a digital currency in a...

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Quicker Than Libra: SAGA To Launch A Stablecoin Pegged To SDR

Libra’s announcement earlier this year brought a lot of mixed reactions, but it also attracted a lot of attention towards the field, causing other teams to think in this direction. One of these is Saga Monetary Technologies’ token dubbed SGA, which will be launched on December 10th. SGA token will be pegged to the Special Drawing Right monetary reserve.A New Type Of StablecoinSaga Monetary Technologies announced the creation of SGA – a new type of stablecoin. It will start trading on December...

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Bitfinex is Set to Launch Options and a Gold-Backed Tether in Q1 2020

With many issues that have made premier cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex controversial, it seems that the exchange is set to get its groove back in 2020 as per revelations by its CTO Paulo Ardoino in a podcast with the BlockCryto. In the podcast, Paulo discussed a wide range of issues ranging from the allegations of market manipulations to upcoming products that Bitfinex plans to offer including options and a gold-backed stablecoin.While much has been said about Bitfinex’s growing Twitter...

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EU Wants to Compete with Facebook’s Libra Instead of Just Banning It

The G7 meeting participants state that things like stablecoins including Facebook‘s Libra should be strictly regulated and the risks connected with them are not yet studied well. Per EU lawmaker and a German conservative Markus Ferber:“At the very least, we need a robust regulatory framework to deal with virtual currencies. The (executive EU) Commission has been way too complacent on the issue so far. With the threat of Libra on the horizon, it is time for action now.”The draft text of the...

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Intel, JPMorgan and TrustToken Release USD Digital Stablecoin

Photo: Global Currency Organization (GCO) / MediumThe Global Currency Organization (GCO) announced the release of USD Digital (USDD), a new US dollar-backed stablecoin. The stablecoin is based on Ethereum and is targeted at institutions, exchanges, traders, and OTC desk who are in need of such a product but are not able to develop their own. The Global Currency Organization (GCO) is a new project created by former employees of TrustToken, JPMorgan and Intel. According to the GCO team, the...

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Could Tether Be the World’s Most Used Cryptocurrency Ahead of Bitcoin?

What is the most used crypto in the world today? Many may think that it is Bitcoin since it accounts for over 67% of the digital-asset world’s market value. They could be wrong. Although dependable figures on trading volumes are rare to come by in the unpredictable crypto finance world, CoinMarketCap.com data shows some interesting reports.The token that has the highest daily and monthly trading volume is Tether that has a market capitalization that is over 30 times smaller than Bitcoin....

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ECB Exec: Libra Could Address Global Payments System Problems

Speaking to the German federal parliament Bundestag on Wednesday, Benoit Coeure, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) said that Facebook’s currency Libra could possibly fix some of the troubling issues that exist at the international payments market. However, he warned that, on the other hand, it might create other problems that will need regulators to act more liberal and creative. He said:“Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and...

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Podcast-Tipp: Bitcoin im Turm

Podcast "Bitcoin im Turm": Der Kapitalismus nach Satoshi mit Pascal Hügli Wer sich für Bitcoin interessiert sollte sich unbedingt mal den Podcast „Bitcoin im Turm“ anhören. Die aktuelle Episode: Der Kapitalismus nach Satoshi mit Pascal Hügli – Teil 2 ist eine sehr gute Gelegenheit dazu. Pascal Hügli hat politische Ökonomie studiert, arbeitet als freier Journalist und ist...

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IWF: Stablecoins bringen Vorteile für die Verbraucher

Digital Currencies: The Rise of Stablecoins Der Internationale Währungsfonds hat die Stablecoins für sich entdeckt Coins, die beispielsweise an Gold oder den Dollar gebunden sind und deren Wert somit nicht wie eine Achterbahn rauf und runter geht. In seinem Blogeintrag „Digital Currencies: The Rise of Stablecoins“ erkennt der IWF nun die Vorteile der Stablecoins an: Durch...

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