• Japan lawmakers to propose digital yen
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    In Japan, a digital yen may be on the horizon

    Lawmakers for the country’s ruling party say they are working on a proposal for a state-backed digital currency

    Japanese lawmakers are working on a proposal for the country to issue its own digital currency, according to a report in Reuters Friday. A digital yen could be a collaboration between the government and private companies, a key lawmaker in the country told Reuters Thursday.

  • The Bank of England (George Rex via Flickr, CC-BY-SA).
    Politics

    6 central banks team up to explore digital currencies

    England’s apex bank is joining forces with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and others to study use cases for central bank digital currencies

    The Bank of England’s statement said the group will explore “CBDC use cases; economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability; and the sharing of knowledge on emerging technologies.”

  • "Crypto Dad" Chris Giancarlo is now fighting for a digital dollar (via Chamber of Digital Commerce).
    Politics

    ‘Crypto Dad’ goes all in on digital dollar

    Former CFTC chairman Chris Giancarlo partners with Accenture promote the potential of a U.S. central bank digital currency

    Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo has moved from regulating digital currencies to fighting for one with the launch of the Digital Dollar Foundation.

  • Virgil Griffith brilliantly announced his illegal trip to North Kore on Twitter
    Ethereum,  People,  Politics

    Virgil Griffith free on bail

    The former Ethereum developer has been released from custody, a full 10 days after a judge ordered him released on $1 million bail

    Virgil Griffith, the former head of special projects for the Ethereum Foundation, is free on $1 million bail. He was charged with violating sanctions following a trip to North Korea in April to deliver a lecture on cryptocurrency. Prosecutors say he assisted the rogue regime in using cryptocurrency to bypass sanctions.