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Bank of Canada Exploring Possibility of Launching a Digital Currency

Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money. The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in…

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Ripple Launching XRP Third Party Developer Platform

Ripple has announced it is launching a new platform that will allow developers to integrate both fiat and cryptocurrency into any app. The platform is being developed by Ripple’s Xpring division, the investment branch of the company, and will provide developers access to a range of services such as an Xpring software development kit that allows for the integration of XRP apps in multiple programming languages. Xpring was launched in 2018 with the intention of enabling the Internet of Value, an online ecosystem allowing for the seamless movement of money.…

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Is Coinbase Launching an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) Platform?

The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has shown interest in the launch of an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform. The huge surge in popularity that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have enjoyed over the course of the past few years is due to a lot of factors. One of the most important ones is the various crypto exchanges which made it possible for millions of people to easily buy and sell these tokens. Key Details Among the hundreds of crypto exchanges that have been established over the years, Coinbase has proven to be…

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Binance Launching Venus Blockchain Project: Challenging Facebook’s Libra?

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world is taking on social media behemoth Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Well, sort of. On Monday, August 19, Binance announced it will be launching the Venus blockchain project. Here’s what we know and why Binance is challenging Mark Zuckerberg’s billion-dollar company by doing so. Binance Launching Venus Blockchain Project This morning, news broke that Binance is launching the Venus blockchain project; the initiative is an attempt to create localized stablecoins as well as digital assets. According to the announcement, the Venus blockchain project will…

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Facebook’s GlobalCoin Could be Launching as Soon as Next Year

There’s been a lot of information circulating that Facebook is moving into the crypto market. And while some of this information is outright false, other bits are true — at least, that’s what the sources say. Take today, for example. On Friday, BBC said Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is going to roll out GlobalCoin next year in several countries. Here’s everything we know. Facebook’s GlobalCoin Hitting the Market Soon? According to BBC, a London, UK-based broadcasting company, Facebook is planning to roll out its cryptocurrency “GlobalCoin” in 2020. The online media giant,…

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