カテゴリー: Currency

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” - Former FDIC ChairThe former chair of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair, recently published an article imploring the U.S. Federal Reserve to explore central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs). In the article, Mrs. Bair argues that the development of a state-issued cryptocurrency could “reduc[e] the risk of financial crises” and “improv[e] monetary policy tools.” Also […]

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Circle to Seek Federal Banking Licensing with U.S. OCC

Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyCircle Internet Financial Ltd has revealed that it is currently seeking to obtain a federal banking license with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in order to expand the services available to the company’s customers. It also hopes to pursue registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a […]

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Coastal Town Claims to be First “Digital Currency-Friendly” in Australia

Coastal Town Claims to be First "Digital Currency-Friendly" in AustraliaAgnes Water, a beach town situated five hours north of Brisbane International Airport, has proclaimed itself to be the first “digital currency-friendly” tourist town in Australia. Over 30 businesses now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment in Agnes Water – despite being home to just over two thousand residents. Also Read: Markets Update: Digital Currency […]

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Coastal Town Claims to be First “Digital Currency-Friendly” in Australia

Coastal Town Claims to be First "Digital Currency-Friendly" in AustraliaAgnes Water, a beach town situated five hours north of Brisbane International Airport, has proclaimed itself to be the first “digital currency-friendly” tourist town in Australia. Over 30 businesses now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment in Agnes Water – despite being home to just over two thousand residents. Also Read: Markets Update: Digital Currency […]

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Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms

Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister ConfirmsThe Russian Ministry of Justice has taken side in what looks like a lively debate about the status of cryptocurrencies that are still unregulated in the country. A bankruptcy case involving a modest amount of bitcoin has sparked discussions in Russian legal circles. Some say a crypto is nothing more than “a set of characters.” […]

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All Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Japan Must Comply With Five New Criteria

All Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Japan Must Comply with Five New CriteriaThe Japanese financial regulator has imposed five new criteria for all cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the country. These rules apply to existing exchange operators as well as new ones applying for registration for the first time. On-site inspections will be conducted on all exchanges prior to approval. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn’t Currency

Nominee to New York Federal Reserve Claims That Crypto Isn't CurrencyThe current president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, and the man expected to soon be the New York Federal Reserve Bank, John Williams, has rejected the suggestion that cryptocurrencies comprise currency. Also Read: Trading Sanctions Imposed on Tezos Co-Founder Amid FINRA Settlement New York Federal Reserve Nominee Rejects Cryptocurrencies as […]

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“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker Says

“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker SaysPrivate digital currencies are better than any state-issued version, admitted a high-ranking representative of the Swiss National Bank. Cryptocurrencies are also less risky, according to Andrea Maechler, member of the central bank’s governing board. Her comments indicate that Switzerland has no intentions to emit a state-sponsored crypto.   Also read: Centralized Cryptoruble Not Possible, Minister […]

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Virtual Currency Earnings

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Virtual Currency EarningsThe United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published a document reminding taxpayers that income derived from virtual currency transactions must be reported on income tax returns. The IRS states that taxpayers who fail to report virtual currency earning may be audited or made liable for “penalties and interest.” Also Read: Bitcoin Adoption Grows in Ugandan […]

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