Category: European Union

Beyond Bitcoin? Little known project jumps 116% on €2.75M EU ‘new money’ grant

Beyond Bitcoin? Little known project jumps 116% on €2.75M EU ‘new money’ grant

A currency that gains value through abundance, not scarcity? That’s the object of a $3.3 million EU research project which doubled the value of an associated token overnight. 12040 Total views 22 Total shares A little-known blockchain project more than doubled in value overnight following the announcement of its involvement in a European Union digital economy […]

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ECB president Lagarde renews calls for global regulation of Bitcoin

ECB president Lagarde renews calls for global regulation of Bitcoin

In a recent interview, Lagarde said that Bitcoin has been used to conduct “funny business” and “totally reprehensible money laundering activity.” 5695 Total views 58 Total shares European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has repeated her insistence that global regulators need to tighten the rules to ensure Bitcoin (BTC) falls under more coordinated oversight.  In […]

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Will they or won’t they? Central banks eye each other’s digital currency moves

Will they or won’t they? Central banks eye each other’s digital currency moves

Canada doesn’t want any “surprises” regarding central bank digital currencies. In a recent interview with Reuters, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem doubled down on the country’s contingency-plan approach to CBDCs, stressing that he sees no urgent need to issue one right now.  For Macklem, inter-state competition and coordination remains the key question when it […]

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