July 31 saw participants such as the World Bank and other financial elite from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan gather in Argentina and Brazil to witness the potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, particularly for the Latin American region.
Amid warnings from its central bank, the Argentinean Bitcoin community is still expanding apace with the opening of Bitex.la, a pioneering local exchange for Bitcoin and Litecoin.
The European Central Bank is finally launching its major quantitative easing (QE) in order to fight the euro zone’s slide towards deflation. But with the evident failure of this monetary policy so far and the emergence of negative interest rates, is the ECB creating the perfect storm for virtual currencies as a viable ...
SuperNET version 1.1 Beta has been released on February 26, signaling a new era for cryptocurrencies, decentralized exchanges, and financial privacy alike. It is available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu.
The National Bank of Ukraine held a meeting last week to discuss ways of "[improving] the performance of international payment systems in Ukraine" and easing up regulatory constraints for new market entrants.
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A week after the announcement by the Central Bank of Denmark to abolish the printing of cash by 2016
Central bank policy and regulations have made the markets illiquid.
The Chinese government along with its Central Bank have taken extraordi-nary measures to halt the free-fall of its stock markets.
"Virtual and digital currencies can challenge the sovereignty of states,” says Gareth Murphy, senior Central Bank of Ireland official.
Bitcoin regulation looks imminent in Ukraine, with the release of its own BitLicense draft. Initial reception has been described as “surprisingly positive” by the country’s Central Bank and financial sector.
Uwe Cerron, Irvin Steve Cardenas, Juan Daniel Alvarado, and Daniel Doherty, a fourth student from another college, came together to become finalists in the Citi Mobile Challenge, a global competition that invited developers to reimagine digital banking and present solutions.
While Germany has become a hostile environment for Bitcoin in the EU, its central bank has revealed its engagement with cryptocurrency in 2014 in a consumer survey.
Italy's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), an organ of the Central Bank in charge of combating money laundering and terrorist financing, issued a statement warning digital currency businesses to stay vigilant regarding suspicious activities due to the lack of AML/KYC requirements for Italian companies.
After news that Latvian national air carrier airBaltic had begun to accept Bitcoin payments, cryptocurrencies suddenly became a hot topic for Latvian policymakers.
The Russian government and its Central Bank could soon start developing regulations and guidance on how digital currencies are to be approached.
With the recent downward spiral of the ruble (the fiat money printed by Central Bank of Russia), some have wondered whether Russians are flocking to bitcoins to save their wealth.
While there have been a number of well-known private currencies during the last few centuries, the ones that could have challenged government currencies were usually taken down in one way or the other by the state.
The price of Bitcoin has been steadily climbing upwards in the past two days as the April 15 deadline for Chinese-based lenders and payment companies to close the trading accounts of more than 10 domestic Bitcoin exchange platforms, has come and went.
The Central Bank of Russian Federation has issued an official statement on the matters of the so-called “virtual currencies”, including Bitcoin as the most well-known and widespread type of cryptocoins at present time. The financial institution aims to protect the citizenry of the country from possible violations that ...
At a speech in Rome yesterday, Yves Mersch of the European Central Bank reiterated the bank’s stance on cryptocurrencies from 2012, but warned that such currencies should not be ignored.
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Hungary has joined the parade of European countries whose central banks have issued warnings recently about the risks associated with cryptocurrencies.
Without a hint of irony, the central bank of Cyprus warned citizens against cryptocurrencies, noting that such money is not government-backed, volatile and ripe for money laundering.
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