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Leading economists are suggesting that the world is heading for a sea change in terms of the way people use money – and think that cash’s days are numbered as digital forms of currency edge toward mainstream adoption. Per the Japan Times, Masashi Nakajima, a professor of Economics and Business...
After obtaining a license to operate in Malta, Polish company GamerHash is pursuing its international development plans, aiming to launch its token on one of the leading crypto exchanges in Asia, and establish operations in South Korea. The firm’s expansion to Malta allowed GamerHash to raise around USD 2.8m by...
After cooling down for a couple of days, the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), accelerated its pre-Christmas rally and for the first time in its history hit the USD 24,000 level. As is usual this week, the top cryptoasset was outperformed by its smaller peers. At pixel time (17:16 UTC),...
While the national treasury of the US federal government is said to be on the brink of proposing a new transaction reporting rule, many in the Cryptoverse argue that it would not affect investors and/or that regulations concerning so-called "self-hosted" wallets are nonsensical. However, it might increase surveillance of...
The majority of the respondents surveyed by hashpower provider Genesis Mining remain bullish on bitcoin (BTC)'s long-term future, listing their reasons for believing so, including bitcoin adoption potential, security, and previous price rise. Also, nearly 20% of the participants said they're bearish on BTC's value, and these bears have...
Economists at the Federal Reserve, the United States’ central bank, have concluded that research into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) fails to show that CBDCs are a silver bullet, leaving “many questions” to be answered – another hint that the Fed will not be rushed into the issuance of...
American President-elect Joe Biden could be set to unleash the regulatory hounds once he takes power in January – with an expert warning, “There will be a new sheriff in town, and they won't be friendly to business.” "When potential candidates start emerging, we are eager to hear whether...
Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty could revert to levels not seen since August – with a forecasted drop in difficulty of almost 15% on the cards, similarly to what BTC miners experienced after a market crash in March. Per BTC.com, a major mining pool, data, the next bi-weekly readjustment will take...
Gavin Brown is the Associate Professor in Financial Technology ant the University of Liverpool. The sale and promotion of derivatives of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to amateur investors is being banned in the UK by the financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It is a further blow to the...
Japanese football supremo Keisuke Honda is set to release his own cryptoasset, a company owned by the celebrity has revealed. Honda currently plays for and captains Brazilian top-flight club Botafogo, and also manages the Cambodian national team. He is arguably the nation’s most famous footballer of all time, and has...