Cryptocurrency Regulation

04 Feb: Government Think Tank Niti Aayog Identifies Key Blockchain Use Cases for India

Government Think Tank Niti Aayog Identifies Key Blockchain Use Cases for IndiaThe policy think tank for the government of India, Niti Aayog, has published a strategy document identifying a number of key areas blockchain technology can significantly benefit the country. “By empowering citizens through features of transparency, decentralization and accountability, blockchain would help in improving ease of living,” explained Niti Aayog. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — […]

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03 Feb: Line’s Digital Currency Link to Be Available in Japan as Early as April 2020

Line's Digital Currency Link to Be Available in Japan as Early as April 2020Launched in October 2018, Asian messaging giant Line’s Bitbox crypto exchange has made its link (LN) digital asset available to users worldwide, with the exception of notable locations like Japan and the U.S. Last Thursday the group announced it was preparing to launch the coin in the Japanese market, compliant with the Japan Virtual Currency […]

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29 Jan: India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital Currency

India Unveils National Blockchain Strategy, Calling on RBI to Issue Digital CurrencyIndia’s National Strategy on Blockchain has been published. It recommends, among other things, for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue a central bank digital currency. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology tasked the National Institute for Smart Government with drafting this national policy. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax […]

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29 Jan: Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash Survive

Deutsche Bank Report: Digital Yuan Could Upset Global Power Balance, Plastic Will Die, Cash SurviveA new report from Deutsche Bank Research, Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool, predicts that cash payments will remain for decades, but the emergence of digital payments “will lead to the death of the plastic card.” The report, which is the third installment in a series on payments by the group, points to economies […]

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26 Jan: Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency App

Indian Prime Minister Modi Awards Young Entrepreneur for Cryptocurrency AppIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court […]

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