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The future of blockchain – Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog

Share this post: In March 2010, Bitcoin had a value of less than a penny. Less than a decade later, each Bitcoin had a value of almost USD 20,000 and early investors were driving Lamborghinis....
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BIS Paper Reckons With P2P Payments, Tokenized Securities, Central Bank Digital Currencies

Researchers at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) are grappling with the future of payments – so much so that their newest quarterly report, released Sunday, is entirely dedicated to what that potential revolution holds....
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China’s DCEP Unlikely to Impact Crypto Markets in the Long-term, eToro Analyst Says

China is taking a great leap forward to develop a central bank digital currency, with more than 80 patents filed by the People’s Bank last week. The 84 patents filed on Feb. 13 include proposals...
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Fed Chair Powell Reveals US Response to China’s Digital Yuan, Libra, Public Payments Ledger

In his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell answered a number of questions regarding digital currencies. While stating that “a ledger where you know everybody’s payments” is not a...
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Five trends to shape blockchain in 2020

Share this post: The year 2019 was pivotal for enterprise blockchain. The technology expanded beyond adoption by innovators and first movers to include a growing number of organizations working together to rapidly turn blockchain’s promised...
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China Takes Another Step Away From USD Hegemony

The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) announced that effective January 1, 2020, the system “will adjust weights for CFETS RMB Index,” decreasing the weighting of the USD for the second time in the currency...
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Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB ‘Ahead of the Curve’

At her first press conference as head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde outlined her plans to lead the ECB “ahead of the curve” in the field of digital currency. “There is clearly...
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Regulatory Roundup: Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency

In this regulatory roundup, we cover the U.S. SEC approving a bitcoin futures fund, the new IRS tax form targeting crypto owners, and several more steps taken by the U.S. government toward crypto regulation. We...