Coming up with a list of the 100 most influential people in crypto and blockchain is hard in any year. But doing it in 2020 is particularly rough. That’s because the industry didn’t just advance last year, it went mainstream. And that makes “influence” a lot harder to define.
Riksbank begins piloting a mobile app for the e-krona
The central bank of Sweden is conducting a test with Accenture aimed at developing a technical proposal for digital cash
Sweden is worried about the declining use of cash in the country, so it is looking into an alternative: a digital e-krona that will work on a mobile app and function similarly to cash.
Bloomberg promises clarity for crypto as president
Whether the billionaire’s ‘get tough on Wall Street’ platform will be good or bad for the cryptocurrency industry remains to be seen
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday rolled out his plan to rein in Wall Street. As part of that, he wants to provide clear but tough regulations for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings as well.
FCoin insolvent following incentive experiment gone awry
To boost trading volume, the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange reimbursed fees for trades with its own FT coin
FCoin, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Singapore, has halted all trading and withdrawals on its platform following the discovery that it is short some 7,000 to 13,000 bitcoin—worth roughly $70 million to $130 million at press time—and doesn’t have the funds to pay back users.