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Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar Research

At the recent Symposium for Future Payments held in Stanford, California on February 5, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard stressed the importance of remaining “on the frontier of research and policy development regarding CBDC.” The position seems a contrast to the narrative in 2018 when Brainard maintained “there is no compelling demonstrated need for a […]

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Swiss Financial Watchdog Proposes $1,000 Client Identification Threshold for Crypto Transactions

Famous for its favorable business climate that has attracted hundreds of crypto companies, Switzerland is now expanding its financial regulatory framework. Some of the upcoming rules will increase oversight in the blockchain industry in compliance with new international standards regarding operations with digital assets. Also read: With New Regulations, Europe’s Crypto Companies May Be Running […]

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Defi Market Surpasses $1 Billion – But There’s a Catch

The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance applications has surpassed $1 billion, prompting celebrations from the Ethereum community. Not everyone has been swift to toast the milestone, however, with suggestions that the true value locked into defi protocols is materially lower. Meanwhile, creeping competition from centralized lenders shows that defi will have to innovate […]

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Bitcoin ETFs in Japan: FSA Explains New Rules for Funds Investing in Cryptos

Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has explained to news.Bitcoin.com its recently adopted rules regarding the creation and sale of cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Meanwhile, Japan now has a crypto index, launched by major Japanese companies. Also read: US Government Auctioning off Bitcoins Worth $37 Million in 2 Weeks Crypto-Focused Funds With […]