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Cryptocurrencies Will Never Replace Us, Cries Romanian Central Bank Official

Brian Evans - Apr 17, 2019

By CCN.com: Central bankers occasionally lose their guard and reveal that they are constantly worrying they will be rendered irrelevant by cryptocurrencies. The latest proof comes from…

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India’s Supreme Court Delays Crypto vs Central Bank Fight to July

Brian Evans - Apr 04, 2019

The courtroom battle between the Indian cryptocurrency exchanges and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reached its ninth month but remains far from conclusion. On March…

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Crypto Critic Nouriel Roubini: Central Bank Digital Currencies Won’t Be on Blockchain

Brian Evans - Apr 04, 2019

American economist and notorious crypto critic Nouriel Roubini has argued that if and when they are adopted, central bank digital currencies won’t be on blockchain

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Over 40 Central Banks Are Considering Blockchain Currencies: Davos Report

Brian Evans - Apr 03, 2019

More than 40 central banks are experimenting with blockchain, says a new report by the World Economic Forum.

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Pakistan Central Bank Eyes Digital Currency Launch by 2025

Brian Evans - Apr 02, 2019

The State Bank of Pakistan, the country’s central bank, is reportedly considering launching a digital currency as part of a modernization drive.

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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Takes Step Toward Digital Currency Rollout

Brian Evans - Mar 06, 2019

The ECCB is about to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency in preparation for a planned full rollout.

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India’s Supreme Court Sets 4-Week Deadline for Government to Regulate Cryptocurrency

Brian Evans - Feb 26, 2019

Time is running out for the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India to ignore/wholesale ban cryptocurrency, according to a local publication called Inc42. Last April,…

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South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

Brian Evans - Jan 17, 2019

Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank.

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70% of Central Banks are Working on Digital Currencies, No Hurry to Issue Them: BIS

Brian Evans - Jan 11, 2019

A survey commissioned by the bank of central banks, the Bank of International Settlements, has disclosed that even though Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are being researched…

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Sweden’s Central Bank Warns of Scammers Selling National Cryptocurrency ‘e-krona’

Brian Evans - Jan 09, 2019

Sweden’s reserve bank has warned that the individuals and firms purporting to sell the electronic version of the national currency, the e-krona, are fraudsters as the digital…