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Industry Insiders Comment on Digital Euro Prospects: “Alternative forms of payment are here to stay”

Last week, the European Central Bank published a report published addressing the possibility of the issuance of a digital euro. The report was prepared by the Eurosystem High-Level Task Force on central bank digital currency (CBDC) and approved by the Governing Council thus representing he… Read More

ECB: In Speech at Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly, Christine Lagarde Talks Up Digital Euro

  Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank, addressed the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly yesterday (Sept. 21) talking about the strength of the “European Project” while casting an eye on the future of further integration as well as the ongoing effort to achieve a Digital… Read More

Second Thoughts? Goldman Sachs Takes Another Look at Crypto

At one point in time Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the most prominent investment bank in the world and emerging Fintech powerhouse, was poised to create a crypto trading desk. In May of 2018, Goldman Sachs executive Rana Yared indicated the bank would enter the crypto space… Read More

Twitter Hack – Security Researcher Points to Notorious Sim Swap Fraudsters

Twitter continues to dig through the rubble following the epic Twitter hack that saw approximately 130 high profile Twitter accounts hijacked with Tweets distributing a Bitcoin trap for the unsuspecting. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we investigate this incident. We’ll continue… Read More

Coinbase Reportedly Planning IPO, Crypto Industry Comments on Possibility of First Digital Asset Exchange to Go Public in the US

Coinbase is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO) at some point later this year or early next. First reported by Reuters, the news really comes as no surprise as its valuation has risen dramatically and the digital asset sector of Fintech continues to gain… Read More

NEM Ventures Strategically Invests in Cyclebit, a Company that Provides Tools for Accepting Cryptocurrency and Fiat Payments to Online and In-Store Merchants

NEM Ventures, the venture capital and investment division of the NEM blockchain ecosystem, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency platforms with a market cap of more than $300 million (at time of writing), has reportedly made an investment in Cyclebit, a provider of “simple, affordable… Read More

Group of Crypto Industry Participants Comment on FATF Travel Rule: Massive Impact, but Will Help with “Transition to Becoming Mainstream”

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules regarding cryptocurrency platforms or virtual asset service providers (VASPs) have been out in the wild for some time now. Initially, there was much industry concern that required KYC/AML rules will undermine VASPs and harm the industry but, over… Read More

In New Zealand, You Can Pay Employees in Cryptocurrency

New Zealand appears to be the first country to officially approve paying employees in crypto. According to a Tax Bulletin published by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, the New Zealand tax authority, crypto-assets may be used in remuneration as long as it adheres to certain… Read More

Comments on President Trump’s Tweets on Bitcoin & Libra: “Mr. Trump appears confused by what a currency is”

Crowdfund Insider has received multiple comments on President Trump’s latest policy by Twitter approach to governing the US and his thoughts on cryptocurrency. As was previously reported, President Trump is no fan of Facebook’s Libra, as well as other cryptos. Trump believes that Facebook needs… Read More

FSB Report Comments on Decentralized Financial Technologies & Impact on Stability, Regulations

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is out with a report on Fintech/distributed ledger technology. Entitled Decentralised Financial Technologies, the document reviews the impact of “decentralization” (IE blockchain and other forms of Fintech) on global financial stability and international regulatory environment. The report is being delivered… Read More

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