China’s Cryptocurrency | A Response to Facebook’s Libra Coin?

In response to Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, China’s central bank is reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency. According to the South China Morning Post, Libra poses a threat to the country’s financial system, and this has spurred on the development of the bank’s own digital coin. China’s Cryptocurrency At an event at Peking University’s Institute of Digital Finance yesterday, the director of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) research bureau, Wang Xin, argued that if Libra effectively functions like money, then it will likely have a huge influence on “monetary policy, financial…

Group of Digital Asset Trade Associations to Establish Global Cryptocurrency Association

A group of national trade associations representing the local Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) announced their intention to establish an association to provide a global representative for firms in the industry in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 29. Per the release, the aforementioned Japanese trade association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Osaka aiming to establish the association. The associations that signed the agreement include the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA), Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association, Japan Blockchain Association, Korean Blockchain Association, Hong Kong Blockchain…

Regulators Discuss Cryptocurrency Legislation Ahead of G20 Summit

The cryptocurrency regulation debate is expected to be at the center of the upcoming G20 summit where representatives from various countries will evaluate the new legal action course that has been proposed by the International Financial Action Task Force. The FATF is expected to release the proposals for new international standards governing cryptocurrency business on June 21. Blockchain Representatives at G20 Event The summit has the support of legislators and it is expected to have on board Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASP) as well as national blockchain associations. This summit…

Lithuania to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchange Sector With Obligatory ID Checks

Lithuania is preparing new rules to govern cryptocurrency transactions, requiring businesses to prove the identity of clients, local daily news outlet Delfi reported on June 12. As part of its obligations to impose European Union anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, Lithuania’s finance ministry will seek to completely formalize crypto-based exchange operations. Parliament approved the move during a sitting on Wednesday, Delfi says, while a time frame remains uncertain for implementation. Once the rules come into effect, any transactions worth over €1,000 ($1,127) involving cryptocurrency — be it into or out of…

Facebook Coin | Platform will Announce Cryptocurrency in June

According to CNBC, Facebook will announce its cryptocurrency later in June. Further, those working on the project will be able to take their salary in its new currency—the Facebook coin. Let’s check this out; here’s what we know. Facebook Coin: To Be Announced in Late June Rumors have surfaced for months now about Facebook’s new digital asset; however, nothing was ever truly confirmed. What is known is this: Almost one year ago, Facebook hired former PayPal executive David Marcus to explore blockchain opportunities—blockchain is, of course, the necessary technology to…

Mexico Is Getting Eight New Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The company Amero-Isatek announced that it will open its first physical cryptocurrency exchange station in Nuevo León, Monterrey on June 21. It will also soon expand into another seven locations across Mexico. Amero-Isatek estimates that it will server over 800,000 cryptocurrency users in Central Mexico. Users of the exchange will trade in Amero, Amero-Isatek’s own cryptoasset. The asset launches on the day of the Nuevo León opening. The firm already made headlines early this year for participating in what it called the world’s biggest cryptocurrency real estate exchange. In this…

Coinbase Adds Support for EOS Cryptocurrency on Retail Site and Apps

Coinbase has added support for the EOS cryptocurrency for its retail customers. The exchange announced in a blog post on May 30 that the option would be available on Coinbase.com and its Android and iOS apps, allowing users to buy, sell, convert, send, receive or just store EOS. The token was added to its Pro platform back in April. While the EOS option is now available for customers in “most” of Coinbase’s served jurisdictions, the U.K. and the U.S. state of New York are not included initially. “Additional jurisdictions may be…

China’s Cryptocurrency Rankings | EOS Comes Out on Top

EOS still maintains the top spot in China’s cryptocurrency rankings list. The superpower updated its list last week, proving that EOS is still the favorite. Bitcoin has climbed up three places and now sits in 12th position. Considering Bitcoin is up 10% to press time and approaching the $9k mark, its a wonder why it hasn’t ranked higher on the list. Well here’s why: China’s Cryptocurrency Rankings The rankings list assesses three criteria: technology, application, and innovation. The top five were as follows: EOS, TRON, ETHEREUM, STEEM, and ONTOLOGY. Despite…

Platform Allows Users to Send and Receive Cryptocurrency With Gadget of Their Choice

The team behind a private digital currency for secure payments says its goal is to make every consumer their own bank — enabling them to send and receive crypto with the gadget of their choice. Xeonbit says its peer-to-peer technology ensures that every user’s accounts and transactions are “out of reach to any prying eyes.” A feature known as “ring signatures” means public keys are shuffled in order to ensure that particular users cannot be identified once a transaction has taken place. The startup says this is not at the…

eBay Not Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Earlier this week, there were rumors that eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is going to start accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. While the e-retailing giant did not confirm these rumours at the time, many thought it was true: the company’s banners at the Consensus conference indicated so. But it’s not true. And the company has now confirmed that. Here’s everything we know. eBay Accepting Crypto? Nope It’s no secret that the list of companies that have started to accept cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, as payment is growing. And at a rapid pace,…