The Lithuanian Central Bank issued a press release in which it informed about the intention to release the world's first digital collector coin dedicated both to the Act of Independence of Lithuania (from the 16th of February, 1918) and to its twenty signatories.
As the latest reports show, the digital currency issued by the French central bank will be tested at the beginning of the next year. As a consequence, France is taking the lead in the race to issue the first digital currency of the central bank.
Europe is clearly concerned that the United States and China may dominate the online payment system through digital currencies. The European region is of the opinion that there is a gap which should be filled in order to make transactions faster, cheaper and safer.
The Tunisian Central Bank (BCT) has denied the information about the preparation to launch an "e-dinar". In a public statement, the bank has also emphasized that it has not contacted any domestic or foreign company in order to issue its own digital currency.
A few days ago, the Association of German Banks declared itself in favor of issuing a digital euro. Because of this, a thorough report was issued explaining why the economy is in need of a currency like that.
According to the reports of the local news portal, RBC, a company belonging to the spokesperson of the Russian Internet, Dmitry Marinichev, will change the, now closed, Rusala factory focused on aluminum production into a Bitcoin mine. Will this deal be lucrative? As a Russian mining company called RMC believes - yes!
Numerous countries and institutions are voicing their critical opinions about Libra more and more loudly. Great Britain, however, seems to have a different view on this topic.
According to the news released by the RNS portal, the Russian Ministry of Finance is considering the regulation of cryptocurrencies according to three distinct legal categories. These are: technical tokens, virtual assets and digital financial assets.
Michelmores, a law firm located in London, did a research among wealthy millennials from the UK about their interest in cryptocurrency investment.
David Marcus (a co-creator of Libra) decided to respond to numerous allegations directed at Facebook's cryptocurrency. In his opinion, anxieties related to the fact that this stablecoin may threaten the sovereignty of fiat currencies are a myth!
Bruno Le Maire, who is the French Finance Minister, revealed his opinion on Libra, as it is expected to appear on the market soon. According to him, France shares the concerns of the European Central Bank.
The Dutch central bank has announced that institutions that provide any cryptocurrency services must prepare for new legal regulations from January 2020.Date of changesJanuary 10, 2020 - it is then that the new regulations prepared by De Nederlandsche Bank are to go into effect. Institutions conducting operations related to cryptocurrencies will have to register relevant documents in the bank in order to continue operating them.In the official statement of the central bank we can read:“In concrete terms, firms offering services for the exchange between cryptos and regular money, and crypto wallet providers, must register with De Nederlandsche Bank.”In July ministers of the Netherlands have attached a condition that cryptocurrencies have to be regulated; the reason is that not so long ago people have been concerned about increasing threat of money laundering, as cryptocurrencies are used for scams pretty frequently.Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra received a note in January from the Dutch tax office and the central bank. It suggested the implementation of appropriate licenses that should be required from companies providing cryptocurrency services. The Netherlands is a country that does not officially recognize cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, but in 2018 one court ruled that Bitcoin is a "transferable value". In 2018, a survey was conducted on the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges used by the Dutch. Coinbase is the leader here, indicated by 23% of respondents. 12% of respondents said that they do not use any exchanges.
A board member of the European Central Bank, Yves Mersch, spoke on Facebook's cryptocurrency, Libra. The Luxembourger is certainly not a fan of the project.
The Portuguese tax office has announced that cryptocurrency transactions will not be taxed.
It looked like blockchain was introducing solutions only for online operations. Now, however, it can help improve everyday devices.
Employees of the Ukrainian atomic power plant were detained by security service agents. By using the plant's resources to mine cryptocurrencies they disclosed top-secret state data.
There are more and more doubts regarding Libra cryptocurrency, and now the European Union also became interested in the project. What's the reason?
The topic of the cryptocurrency in the United States is still relevant. A delegation from the US House Financial Services Committee will raise the issue of Libra in Switzerland.
The European Union has outlined specific requirements for cryptocurrency regulations. The Czechs, however, want to establish their own regulations.
David Marcus, the leader of the Facebook project, Libra, confirmed that people responsible for this cryptocurrency are going to discuss its shape with the Swiss. Specifically speaking, the federal commissioner for personal data protection will be the person involved in the discussion.
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