Digital Currencies

Report: Market Valuation of 14 Banking Giants Shed $635 Billion This Year

The world’s largest banks lost a considerable amount of market valuation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report that estimates financial incumbents lost $635 billion. Between December 2019 and August 2020, the market caps of 14 major banking institutions lost upwards of 30-50% during the time period. A newly published report written by …

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Dash Nigeria Takes Digital Currency Education Campaign to Regulators and Key Institutions

With sophisticated fraud schemes seemingly overwhelming the African crypto market, there is a growing need for players in the space to help fight this scourge. Some are responding through increased educational campaigns, which they hope will not only turn the tide against scammers but will also attract masses to cryptocurrencies. News.Bitcoin.com has reported in the …

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Chinese Ex-Banker Says Digital Currency Should Replace Fiat Money

A former vice president of a top Chinese bank has argued that digital currency should replace fiat in the nation’s financial systems. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary …

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Visa Moving to Integrate With Digital Currency Platforms

Visa says it is working to integrate digital currencies with its existing global network of 61 million merchants. The global payments technology giant is working with two licensed and regulated digital currency platforms, Coinbase and Fold. In a blog post, Visa says the emergence of fiat-backed digital currencies or stablecoins promises a new payment innovation …

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Bank of Thailand Enters Third Phase of CBDC Development; Now “Using CBDC with Big Businesses”

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala More than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala. Bookings can be paid with more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Despite covid-19, Travala saw a 170% increase in booking revenue from its … read more. Bitcoin.com …

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: July 5 – July 11 in Review

This week’s headlines from Japan included real estate player Tosei and Tokyo Financial Holdings listing an asset-backed digital financial product, Cointelegraph Japan interviewing a former Japanese central bank staffer, Coinage registering as an exchange with Japan’s financial services agency, and a life insurance company testing digital asset billing transaction.  Check out some of this week’s …

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Australians Can Now Pay for Bitcoin at 3,500 Australia Post Offices

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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