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MrBitcoin September 8, 2019

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Vincent He. A dedicated team from the People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) Digital Currency Research Lab is now developing the system in a closed-door environment, away from the PBoC’s downtown Beijing headquarters, according to a report from September 5, 2019. China’s central bank digital currency […]

MrBitcoin September 2, 2019

Can cryptocurrencies like bitcoin wreck central banking? “The short answer is yes,” wrote Pierpaolo Benigno, a professor of economics at Rome’s Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS), in an article published on April 26, 2019.  On August 19, 2019, Benigno and two other economists, Linda M. Schilling and Harald Uhlig, published a paper expanding […]

MrBitcoin August 31, 2019

Can cryptocurrencies like bitcoin wreck central banking? “The short answer is yes,” wrote Pierpaolo Benigno, a professor of economics at Rome’s Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS), in an article published on April 26, 2019.  On August 19, 2019, Benigno and two other economists, Linda M. Schilling and Harald Uhlig, published a paper expanding […]

MrBitcoin August 20, 2019

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, has announced a plan to launch an open blockchain project called “Venus,” an initiative to develop localized stablecoins and digital assets pegged to fiat currencies across the globe. As per the announcement published on August […]

MrBitcoin July 26, 2019

Today, Libra project head David Marcus testified in front of the United States Senate Banking Committee on Facebook’s incipient “cryptocurrency.” The discussion was largely overshadowed by Facebook’s tarnished reputation for user privacy and the mistrust its business practices have engendered.  Facebook announced Libra a little less than a month ago, but the idea of it […]

MrBitcoin July 24, 2019

About 71% of German citizens are skeptical towards Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, while only 12% welcome it, according to a survey published by German financial association Bürgerbewegung Finanzwende on July 23. Most Germans already have an opinion Notably, the survey also showed that almost every one of the 2,093 German adults surveyed had an opinion on […]

MrBitcoin July 23, 2019

Big Brother, in its governmental and corporate forms, has been watching us for many years. One of its most aggressive ongoing forms started with the USA PATRIOT Act of October 2001, which laid the foundation for an unprecedented mass surveillance apparatus which extends beyond American borders. Meanwhile, companies like Google and Facebook have built multi-billion […]

MrBitcoin July 21, 2019

Benoit Coeure, a board member of the European Central Bank, said that Facebook’s Libra coin will not launch until global regulators are satisfied.  Speaking to Reuters at the G7 summit in Chantilly, France on July 18, Coeure said that the proposed stablecoin must be guaranteed to be safe for users before it can launch: “You’ve […]

MrBitcoin July 18, 2019

Bitcoin price has made a bit of a comeback over the past few hours to re-touch five figures again. It remains to be seen whether this is the beginning of a wider recovery but many analysts are still of the opinion that a four figure BTC is a giveaway. Bitcoin price made it back to […]

MrBitcoin July 11, 2019

Digital currency will form part of all four FANG companies’ offerings by 2021, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss told CNBC in a new interview on July 9. Speaking about Facebook Libra, the twins, who co-founded cryptocurrency trading platform Gemini, said it was only a matter of time before other tech giants followed suit.  FANG refers to […]