Category: Central Bank

The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

The Push to Kill Paper Money - Australia's Proposed Ban Shows It's Not 'Conspiracy Theory'The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer examination, though, current realities like Australia’s proposed cash transaction […]

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Smokescreens and Mirrors: How Does a Country Do an ICO? They Call It QE

Smokescreens and Mirrors: How Does a Country Do an ICO? They Call It QEFinancial regulators all around the world have been cracking down hard on ICOs for promising more than they can deliver. At the same time governments and central banks are pulling off far worse scams, such as QE, wiping out the savings of everyone that depends on them. To hide this fact they use obscure economic […]

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Fiat Lite vs. Freedom Maximalist: The Two Types of Bitcoiner

Fiat Lite vs. Freedom Maximalist - Regulations Highlight Two Types of BitcoinersAs regulation continues growing exponentially for cryptocurrencies worldwide, a chasm is yawning ever deeper between supporters. On the one hand, many yearn for massive adoption and clear regulations so they can get on with their trading, and get on with their lives – not to mention the lucrative value gains attendant to such ubiquity. This […]

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Philippines Increasingly Crypto Friendly – A Look at Driving Forces

Philippines Growing More Crypto Friendly - A Look at Driving ForcesThere are many reasons why the Philippines is becoming increasingly crypto-friendly. Not only has its central bank registered more crypto exchanges recently, but the Securities and Exchange Commission has also been actively finalizing crypto guidelines. The country has an active crypto community, and one of its largest banks has engaged in multiple crypto projects. Also […]

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IRS Revoking Passports Shows How Government Erodes Everything We Hold Dear

Government Parasitism - Why Crypto, Geo-Mobility and Sustenance Are CriticalIf you have outstanding tax debt, the IRS may now want to take your passport. For U.S. crypto holders still waiting on promised IRS guidelines for filing — especially those overseas who may have missed these warning memos — the over 400,000 agency notifications issued since February last year are troubling. This kind of behavior […]

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Ron Paul Slams Fednow Payment System and Encourages Crypto Competition

Ron Paul Slams 'Fednow' Payment System, Encourages Crypto Competition InsteadRon Paul, the muckraking former congressman from Texas, is stirring things up once again, this time taking aim at the new real-time digital payment system proposed last week by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Presented as an innovative solution by government and media voices, the cryptosphere received the news of the Fednow program with little more […]

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Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Case in Depth Today

Indian Supreme Court Heard Crypto Case in Depth TodayThe Indian supreme court finally heard the crypto case today after postponing it several times. The court addressed the government’s crypto policy as well as the writ petitions challenging the banking restriction by the central bank. The latter was heard in some detail while the former was further delayed at the request of the government. […]

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The Modern Era of Free Range Slaves: How Bitcoin Breaks the Mold

The Modern Era of Free Range Slaves: How Bitcoin Breaks the MoldIn a string of recent Tweets, 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate and fugitive from the law John McAfee has been talking about slavery. Urging people to “wake up” and assuring them that neither compliance with the status quo, nor stacks of riches, can set them free. Indeed, when the current state of the world is examined […]

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US, EU and Japan Could Trigger ‘Cold Currency War’ by Debasing Fiat

The world’s major central banks are waging war to determine who can make their respective fiat currency weaker. With the likelihood of even more money printing and negative interest rates ahead, people need to be ready to see the value of their money evaporate and the price of everything else go up. Also Read: Deutsche […]

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Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial Crisis

Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial CrisisThe collapse of three banks on three different continents indicates a new global crisis is brewing. But it may also show that the last one never really ended and the tools used to manage the global economy simply don’t work. Also read: Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be […]

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Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be Bankers?

Site Effects of Growth: Is Snowden Right When He Says Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be Bankers?Growth is a goal that’s worth achieving, in most cases, and the current economic paradigm favors it. But when central banks start undermining their fiat economies and crypto companies begin to mimic financial institutions in its name, growth becomes an end in itself with self-destructive tendencies. Deutsche Bank’s head of strategy Jim Reid recently noted […]

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48 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Approved in the Philippines

48 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Approved in the PhilippinesThe number of approved cryptocurrency exchanges has been growing in the Philippines. In addition to 11 operators registered by the central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, there are 37 other crypto exchange operators licensed by the government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. Also read: FATF Releases Global Standards for Crypto Assets 11 Crypto Exchanges Registered […]

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Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an Asset

Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an AssetAn Israeli court has ruled that bitcoin is an asset, confirming the central bank’s stance. The case involves the country’s tax authority and the founder of a blockchain startup who argues that profits from the sale of cryptocurrency should be tax-free. The court has ruled in favor of the tax authority, endorsing the central bank’s […]

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RBI Excludes Cryptocurrency From Indian Regulatory Sandbox

RBI Excludes Cryptocurrency From Indian Regulatory SandboxIndia’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has unveiled its framework for a fintech regulatory sandbox. While blockchain and smart contracts are welcomed, the bank stated that cryptocurrency and related services “may not be accepted for testing.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request RBI Welcomes Blockchain Tech The […]

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Philippines Now Has 10 Approved Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Philippines Now Has 10 Approved Cryptocurrency ExchangesThe Philippines is catching up to Japan with a growing number of approved cryptocurrency exchanges. The central bank has green-lighted 10 crypto exchanges so far. Meanwhile, one of the country’s largest banks now has a bitcoin ATM at one of its main branches. In addition, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority has independently licensed 24 crypto […]

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Bank of Mexico’s Attempt to Regulate Crypto ‘Is a Disaster,’ Exchange CEO Explains

Bank of Mexico's Attempt to Regulate Crypto 'Is a Disaster,' Exchange CEO ExplainsThe long-awaited rules on crypto assets recently published by the central bank of Mexico have caused quite a stir. A local cryptocurrency exchange’s CEO explains to news.Bitcoin.com that “the impact goes beyond the crypto industry.” Calling it “a disaster,” he asserts that the people within the central bank “have really shown their ignorance” about cryptocurrency. […]

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Mexico’s Central Bank Publishes ‘Catch-22’ Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Mexico's Central Bank Publishes 'Catch-22' Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency ExchangesThe central bank of Mexico has published rules on crypto assets that put crypto exchanges in “a catch-22 type of situation,” the CEO of a local exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com. They “essentially stipulated that they wouldn’t authorize any cryptocurrency to be offered by regulated financial companies.” Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for […]

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‘Bitcoin to the Moon’ Signs Appear on Ukrainian Tram

‘Bitcoin to the Moon’ Signs Appear in Ukrainian TramLED signs flashing the text “Bitcoin to the Moon” have been spotted on a tramcar in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia. Pictures of the signs appeared on social media just as the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it has completed a pilot project to launch its own digital currency called e-hryvnia. Also read: BTC-e […]

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Lithuania Central Bank’s Policy Update Opens the Door for Crypto Payments

Financial Companies in Lithuania to Accept Cryptocurrencies Through Third PartiesThe central bank of Lithuania has updated its position on cryptocurrencies and tokens issued through initial coin offerings. The regulator has revised the definition of these assets specifying the conditions under which financial institutions can operate with digital money and accept crypto payments. Also read: Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Keep Bank Account […]

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Bank of Spain Report: Bitcoin Is a Solution for a System Without Censorship

Bank of Spain Report: Bitcoin Is a Solution for the Creation of a System Without CensorshipA recent report published by the Bank of Spain states that Bitcoin is a solution for the creation of a system without censorship. This is in contrast to public comments made by most central bankers who are prone to attack cryptocurrency with little insight into why it is needed.    Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was […]

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for BitcoinCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Bitcoin could scarcely be more different. One is permissioned, the other permissionless; one centralized, the other decentralized; one is censorable, the other censorship-resistant. Despite their dissimilarities, CBDCs might just be the best driver yet for Bitcoin adoption. Also read: Mobile Gifting Platform Swych Announces Cryptocurrency Support CBDCs Are the Best […]

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Union Bank of the Philippines Launching Cryptocurrency ATM

Union Bank of the Philippines Launching Cryptocurrency ATMOne of the largest banks in the Philippines is reportedly launching a two-way cryptocurrency ATM that is in compliance with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ specifications. In the Philippines, the central bank regulates cryptocurrencies “when used for delivery of financial services, particularly, for payments and remittances.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for […]

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Cryptocurrency Adoption Rising in Iran as Government Mismanages Economy

Iran is toying with the idea of lopping zeros off its national currency as inflation goes through the roof. History tells us this is rarely a good idea. Cryptocurrency provides an alternative for those living in countries where the fiat currency is being rendered worthless. Crypto adoption in Iran is growing steadily, with government economic […]

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