CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

The former chair of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair, recently published an article imploring the U.S. Federal Reserve to explore central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs). In the article, Mrs. Bair argues that the development of a… Continue Reading

PR: Ontology Launches Ecosystem Accelerator – Ontology Olympus Accelerator (OOA)

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All Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Japan Must Comply With Five New Criteria

The Japanese financial regulator has imposed five new criteria for all cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the country. These rules apply to existing exchange operators as well as new ones applying for registration for the first time. On-site inspections will be… Continue Reading

Japanese Crypto Exchange GMO Vows to Improve After Regulator Orders Upgrades

The cryptocurrency exchange subsidiary of the Japanese internet giant GMO has detailed its plans to improve its operations. GMO Coin has submitted a business improvement report to the country’s financial regulator. GMO Internet has also set up an information security… Continue Reading

Ford to Use Cryptocurrency for Inter-Vehicle Communication System

Ford has been issued a patent for “Apparatus and methods […] for vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation to marshal traffic.” The patent indicates that Ford is seeking to use cryptocurrency technology as a means for cars to communicate with each other whilst on… Continue Reading

South Korean Exchange Paying Users to Report Illegal Crypto Schemes

The Kakao-backed cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has launched a system to reward users for identifying fraudulent multi-level schemes related to cryptocurrencies. The exchange has already identified and reported 20 such schemes to the police. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for… Continue Reading

Venezuela Picks FX Platform to Auction Petro ‘Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency’

Venezuela has chosen a platform on which to auction its “oil-backed cryptocurrency”, the petro. While the country’s National Assembly has repeatedly declared this new currency illegal, the Venezuelan government will proceed with the auction of the petro on the country’s… Continue Reading