Germany’s Central Bank: Gov’ts Should Be Neutral on FB’s Libra

Germany’s central bank said that potential benefits of Facebook’s Libra should be made possible despite associated risks. Potential benefits of Facebook’s Libra should be made possible despite the existing regulatory uncertainty and associated risks, Germany’s central bank said. In a monthly bulletin called “Crypto tokens in payment transactions and in securities settlement” released on July […]

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Watch Out Ripple, SWIFT Says Its Fastest Remittance is Down to 13 Secs

SWIFT says it conducted a successful trial of instant cross-border transfers in Asia. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) announced a successful trial of instant cross-border transfers in Asia in a press release published on July 18. Per the release, the trial performed instant payments between 17 banks located in Australia, China, Canada, […]

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Hodler’s Digest, July 15–21: Libra Special! Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUDs of the Week

U.S. politicians tell a Facebook exec that Libra endangers Americans more than 9/11, BitMEX lands in hot water and Vitalik Buterin reveals his big idea for Ethereum. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, […]

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Trump Tweets Crypto Rant — What Is the Bitcoin Reference Really About?

President Donald Trump’s mention of cryptocurrencies is historic, but the blockchain industry deserves a more serious conversation… Over the last few years, United States President Donald Trump’s tweetstorms have become a peculiar yet amusing feature of American public life. The president’s off-the-cuff comments have served a wide variety of purposes, from enriching political discourse with […]

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Overstock Subsidiary and Tokenization Firm tZERO Announces New Management

The tokenization firm tZERO has announced three new executive appointments, including a former Barclays member who will head tokenization dealings. The blockchain-based subsidiary of retail giant Overstock,  tZERO, has appointed three new managers. The company announced the new hires in a press release on July 17. According to the announcement, new appointees Brooke Navarro, Michael […]

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