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China to launch its own digital currency

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has done trial runs of its prototype cryptocurrency, taking the central bank a step closer to issuing digital money that can be used ... Read More

Bitcoin is getting closer to its all-time high

Bitcoin is getting closer to a record high. Early buying on Thursday has the cryptocurrency up 2.2%, or $24.16, to $1153.47 a coin, and on track for its 10th straight ... Read More

Danish police first to use bitcoin to jail drug traffickers

Danish police have become the first in the world to hunt down internet drug traffickers by analysing their bitcoin transactions. Kim Aarenstrup, the head of the Danish police’s cyber ... Read More

Bitcoin prices touch fresh 3-year high

The price of a single bitcoin leapt to its highest level in more than three years on Tuesday, as traders bought up coins in anticipation of the Securities and ... Read More

Swiss canton to launch its own cryptocurrency

Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland, is planning to issue its own local digital currency for everyday use. Its circulation may be confined to Ticino territory. The future cryptocurrency ... Read More

China’s bitcoin traders are finding new ways to trade

China’s central bank has stepped up oversight of bitcoin exchanges this year, leading major trading platforms to impose halts on withdrawals and other checks to appease the regulator. But ... Read More

NatWest Takes on with FinTech Firms by Launching Digital Lending Platform

In a bid to respond to competition from FinTech firms U.K.-based NatWest Bank has announced that it is launching a digital lending platform that promises fast loan decisions to ... Read More
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How China Influences Bitcoin Price, Explained

1.Why has Bitcoin price become volatile again? The short answer to that question is China. On Feb. 9, 2017, Bitcoin price has plunged by more than 9%. The fall ... Read More

The world’s first Bitcoin bank opened in Austria

The Austrian capital Vienna has its first ‘Bitcoin bank’, located on the popular Mariahilfer Strasse shopping street. Customers can exchange cash for Bitcoin, and find out information about the ... Read More

Will South Africa issue a national digital currency?

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is open to issuing a national digital currency, which would likely be based on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). “If we go ... Read More
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