Central bank digital currency will help ease trading in cryptocurrencies

In a statement, Oki Matsumoto, the head of Japan’s Monex Group said, digital currencies of Japan’s central bank will help boost trading of cryptocurrencies by providing a trusted and convenient platform for converting them into legal tenders. Welcoming the move the Bank of Japan, Matsumoto, the CEO of the Monex Group said, it will look…

U.S. Federal Reserve looking at potentially issuing its own digital currency

In a statement, Governor Lael Brainard of the U.S. Federal Reserve stated, the central bank is looking at a broad range of issues surrounding digital currencies and payments, including design, policy and legal considerations around potentially issuing its own digital currency. The development underscores an openness in the possibility of the Federal Reserve issuing its…

Due diligence on cryptocurrencies a must before they are widely adopted: EU Finance Ministers

Finance ministers from the European Union have agreed that private digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until potential risks surrounding them are clearly addressed. The move confirms the tough stance claimed by the EU on stablecurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra, which incidentally has attracted criticism from global regulators…

Vertex Ventures sinks in undisclosed amount in Hong-Kong based cryptcocurrency exchange Binance

Th investment is aimed at enabling Binance to launch a cryptoexchange in Singapore by the end of 2018. On Tuesday, Singapore state fund Temasek backed Vertex Ventures has invested in Binance – one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges – as it prepares to expand operations into the city-state. In a joint statement, the firms…

Digital currencies are not yet ripe for consumer adoption: Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard

Listing out the serious challenges posed by digital currencies, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard opined blochain technology, the underlying technology that powers them, could be harnessed for facilitating and easing bank-to-bank transactions, as well as for payments in financial markets. In what is likely to be one of the Federal Reserve’s most detailed critiques of…

LedgerX secures regulatory approval from U.S. Commodity Futures Commission

With fund managers looking to hold financial instruments that aren’t correlated with equities, LedgerX’s platform to act as a clearing house for collateralized digital currency swaps, meet investor’s demands. In a major milestone in the history of bitcoins, New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoin options exchange, has received license to clear and settle derivatives for digital…