• Coming not-so-soon?
    Cryptocurrencies

    China pilots state-issued digital currency

    Despite that, a real central bank digital currency could be a long way off, a Chinese publication reported; Huawei deeply involved

    China announced plans to launch real-world test of a central bank digital currency on Dec. 9. But an actual central bank digital currency is probably not coming very soon, the article said.

  • It's not friendly competition between The Block's Mike Dudas (left) and Cointelegraph's Jay Cassano (via The Block and Cointelegraph).
    Media

    Exclusive: Inside the fight The Block’s Mike Dudas picked with Cointelegraph

    Allegations of “pay-to-play” cryptocurrency journalism downgraded to ad sales shenanigans.

    The feud-prone founder of cryptocurrency media site The Block has backed down from allegations that one of the largest news portals in the industry is guilty of “pay-to-play” journalism. In a Dec. 4 Twitter post, Mike Dudas called a newly announced partnership between Cointelegraph and a client “shady as hell.”

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Congress, "We don't need no stinkin' digital currency" (via C-SPAN).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    Treasury’s Mnuchin: no U.S.-issued digital currency before 2025

    The Federal Reserve may not be issuing a digital dollar anytime soon, but Europe is looking hard at creating an e-euro, and China’s digital yuan is coming

    While China and the European Union rush forward on creating a digital currency, the U.S. doesn’t see the need for one in at least the next five years, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

  • Poloniex denier Justin Sun, CEO of Tron.
    Alt coins,  People

    Poloniex Boots DigiByte after founder’s Tron attack

    Calling someone you’re doing business with a ‘con man’ is a pretty good way to ensure you won’t do business with them again

    Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex is delisting DigiByte's DGB token after its CTO, Jared Tate, went on a Twitter rant. His target, Tron CEO Justin Sun, first denied and then admitted to being part-owner of Poloniex recently.