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Six Major Central Banks to Collaborate on Digital Currency Research

The central banks of Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, European Union, Sweden and Switzerland created a group with the Bank fo...

Australian Financial Regulator Could Oversee Facebook’s Calibra Wallet

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is seeking to oversee stablecoin projects like Facebook’s controver...

Former Barclays Exec to Launch UK’s First Regulated Crypto Bank in 2020

Mark Hipperson, who was head of technology for the Barclays group for over a decade as well as co-founder and former CTO at U.K...

Int’l Regulator Basel Committee Calls for Prudent Rules for Crypto

Global banking regulator Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) calls for a conservative prudential treatment framework ...

BlockFi to Offer First Interest-Bearing Crypto Accounts in Washington State

Cryptocurrency lending firm BlockFi announced in an email that it obtained a money transmission license (MTL) in the state of W...

Central Bank ‘Parental Controls’ Obsolete for Crypto: Bank of Lithuania

The Bank of Lithuania said that central banks’ “parental controls” are obsolete when it comes to crypto assets, but that should...

Lithuanian Central Bank Announces Blockchain Collector Coin

The Bank of Lithuania announced that it will release a digital, blockchain-based collector coin in the spring of 2020, accordin...

No Demand for a State Digital Currency in Japan: Central Bank Governor

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said that there is no public demand for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in ...

Deutsche Boerse’s DLT Security Lending Platform Sees First Transactions

Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and UBS carried out the first transactions on Deutsche Boerse and HQLAX’s distributed ledger technol...

Crypto-Friendly Mobile Banking Firm Revolut to Attempt Raising $500M+

British mobile banking firm Revolut is negotiating with investors to raise at least half a billion dollars next year, Reuters r...