Governments all over the world are adopting cryptocurrency into their economies and day-to-day life. With the correct usage by federal governments, crypto could lead to massive leaps in infrastructure, the creation of millions of jobs, and could aid developing countries in building their economies. In the last year, the world has started slowly seeing the adoption of several different coins by countries all around the globe. The Bitcoin Law in El Salvador, which became effective on September 7th of this year, made the coin legal tender within the country. The adoption of bitcoin within the country has not gone completely smoothly, with some users falling victim to scammers and glitches…
Building digital dollar requires private sector’s help: Fed Chairman
Jerome Powell told an international financial conference that ‘the private sector has the experience and expertise’ needed to help build digital currencies
The chairman of the Federal Reserve said today that the U.S. government will have to work with private firms to improve the way money is moved around the world. Speaking via video at a Bank for International Settlement (BIS) conference in Basel, Switzerland on March 18, Jerome Powell acknowledged that the current system of cross-border payments needs to be improved and digitalized. He said: “The COVID crisis as brought into even sharper focus the need to address the limitations of our current arrangements for cross-border payments.” It has, he said, “shined a light on the less efficient areas of our current payment system and accelerated the desire for improvement and digitalization.” A key…
Citing energy concerns, China’s Inner Mongolia region bans crypto mining
The highly polluted region is one of China’s largest cryptocurrency mining centers, but it’s power grid is overtaxed as Beijing pushes renewables
One of China’s largest bitcoin mining regions, Inner Mongolia’s electricity generation comes largely from highly polluting coal-burning power plants. It accounts for about 8% of the total global bitcoin mining. Yet Beijing has been pushing for more renewable energy for years, as pollution levels grow.
Iranian think tank says mine Bitcoin to avoid sanctions, add jobs
Despite a recent crackdown on mining farms blamed for blackouts, the report said a national push would make it cheaper to bypass sanctions
In a recent study, the well-connected Iranian Presidential Center for Strategic Studies suggested that developing a regulated crypto mining industry could help the country circumvent sanctions without spending precious foreign currency reserves, as local buyers could obtain Bitcoin for rials instead of dollars.