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China’s Central Bank Completes Digital Currency Trial on a Blockchain

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has completed a trial run of digital currency based on blockchain technology. According to a recent report from Chinese publishing giant Caixin, the central bank completed a trial that saw transactions settled with its own digital currency. Developed by the PBOC, the digital currency was tested on a blockchain … Read more

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Russia Reverses Plan to Penalize Bitcoin Use

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Russian authorities have gone back on their idea to penalize whoever is caught in bitcoin operations in the country, says a report by Russian news agency Interfax. Though Interfax referenced unnamed sources close to the Russian government’s financial departments, it suggested that representatives from the country’s Ministry of Finance, the central bank, and other government … Read more

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England’s Central Bank Seeks Bitcoin Clone in RSCoin

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The Bank of England (BoE), the central bank of the United Kingdom has sought a digital currency of its own. A centralized, completely central-bank controlled bitcoin clone in the form of a cryptocurrency called RSCoin. While financial institutions such as securities exchanges are openly favoring and investing in blockchain technology, central banks are going a … Read more