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A digital yuan could help countries evade US sanctions, experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here China’s central bank is working on a digital yuan. Luis Diaz Devesa | Getty Images A digital yuan could allow some countries to avoid U.S. sanctions and increase the Chinese government’s influence, experts told CNBC. The People’s Bank of China......
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Vodafone Group exits Facebook-led Libra currency group

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A man checks his mobile phone next to a Vodafone logo at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (Reuters) – Britain’s Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.L) has left the entity that manages the Facebook Inc (FB.O) led effort to launch Libra, a global digital currency,......
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Ex-con hedgie Boaz Manor charged in $30M bitcoin fraud scheme

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A convicted hedge-fund swindler assumed a fake name and donned a disguise to lure investors into a $30 million bitcoin fraud in New York that spanned two years, the feds alleged on Friday. Boaz Manor — a 46-year-old......
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Bitcoin (BTC) price up 20% this year driven by CME options, halving

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bitcoin has recorded its best start to the year since 2012. Optimism has returned to the market following a crash after the 2017 record high. Bitcoin was trading at around $8,667.33 at 13:34 p.m. SIN/HK up roughly 21% so far......
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ICO Offers Investors a Chance to Cash in on Green Energy Plan – Money

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(NewsUSA) – Interest in alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources continues to grow, and one company, Eco Smart Energies, offers investors a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green energy with a pre-sale Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at renbdo.io to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based......
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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project has failed in its current form, says Swiss president

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“I don’t think (Libra has a chance in its current form), because central banks will not accept the basket of currencies underpinning it,” Ueli Maurer, who is Switzerland’s finance minister and outgoing president, told Swiss broadcaster SRF. Source link: Click here for more...
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Facebook’s Libra has failed in current form: Swiss president

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FILE PHOTO: A small toy figure is seen on representations of the virtual currency on a displayed European Union flag and the Facebook Libra logo in this illustration picture, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic ZURICH (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) Libra project has failed in its current form and needs reworking......
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With Xi’s backing, China looks to become a world leader in blockchain as US policy is absent

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President Xi says China needs to “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain, in what appears to be one of the first instances of a major world leader backing the tech. Source link: Click here for more...
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These were the most impactful ETFs of 2019, industry leaders say

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ESG, or environmental, social, and governance, semiconductors, and bitcoin were some of the most impactful themes in the exchange-traded fund space in 2019, say ETF experts. Source link: Click here for more...
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A blockchain firm advised by Nobel laureate Myron Scholes just launched a rival to Facebook’s libra

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Saga is launching a virtual currency which pegs its value to the basket of currencies that form the IMF’s special drawing rights. Source link: Click here for more...

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