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The Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 3: Do You Want a Government Fiat Crypto? (Part 4)

Featured The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.Section 1 : The Trusted Third Party ProblemChapter 3: Trying to Undo Satoshiby Wendy McElroyDo You Want a Government Fiat Crypto? (Chapter 3, Part 4)It is the ability of governments to acquire money without direct taxation that makes modern warfare possible, and a central bank has b


Bank of Canada may Issue a National Digital Currency Soon

Central banks all over the world are legitimately worried about cryptocurrencies. This new form of money can’t be regulated nor controlled. Countering this new hype will be difficult unless banks get on board with the program. Bank of Canada thinks now is a good time to research their own digital currency. Although the name remains unknown, they are not the first financial institution to contemp


Canadian Financial Institutions Analyze Feasibility of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies

The Bank of Canada's Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has released a report which examined the benefits and disadvantages of the central bank issuing its own digital currencies. Such currency would be called “central bank digital currency” (CBDC).The research report was prepared by two senior researchers - Walter Engert, Senior Director, Research - ‎Office of the Superi

Brazil & New Zealand Issue Statements, Cryptos are Assets or Securities in Canada

Regulation During November, several central banks addressed bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. New Zealand’s central bank has issued a statement seeking to educate citizens of the fundamentals underpinning cryptocurrencies, as well as the implications of such on monetary policy.  The senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada has stated that cryp


FUD for Bitcoin, Praise for Blockchain: Royal Bank of Canada CEO on Crypto

Financial heads continue to weigh in on Bitcoin’s legitimacy, and from Jamie Dimon to the IMF’s Christine Lagarde, the opinions are split. Now, Royal Bank of Canada CEO David McKay has said his piece, questioning its point and function in society.Hidden moneyThe Canadian bank boss sees Bitcoin as a way to move money around undetected, following in a long line of traditional investors who see B

JPMorgan intros blockchain-based Interbank Information Network for global payments

Oct. 17, 2017JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Bank of Canada, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. have launched the Interbank Information Network.According to a press release from JPMorgan, the initiative will use blockchain technology to minimize friction in global payments, allowing them to reach beneficiaries faster, with fewer steps and greater security."IIN will enh


Central Banks and the IMF Warm Up to (Centralized) Digital Currencies

Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, is considering whether the country should introduce a purely digital form of government-backed money, perhaps using distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) similar to the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin. This move is part of a recent trend: around the world, nations are considering cryptocurrencies issued by central banks; and recently, the managing d


Central Bank of Papua New Guinea Adopts Blockchain Technology

The number of countries with banks experimenting with blockchain technology is growing rapidly. The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG), north of Australia, has joined the movement with its own central Bank of Papua New Guinea running blockchain trials.Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani, known as a champion of new technologies as a way to enable financial inclusion, recently hosted a con