• India revisits crypto ban
    Asia & Australia,  Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    India May Ban Cryptocurrency Payments

    The threat of decentralization scares the country’s central bank

    India’s Parliament is soon to enter winter session, and many legislators are pushing for the banning of cryptocurrency as a form of payment, but Indian investors could still buy and sell it as an asset. The government is also currently working on a bill that would ban advertising by crypto firms within the country. This would include any platform or exchange on which you could buy or sell cryptocurrency. The Reserve Bank of India, the central bank of the country, is aiding in pushing much of this crypto reform.. They have held numerous closed door meetings in the past few weeks with the government about how to address this issue. …

  • BNY Mellon and Mastercard enter crypto
    Asia & Australia,  Commentary,  Cryptocurrencies

    Mastercard Accepting Crypto Payments

    A Look Into Cryptocurrency in The Asia-Pacific Region

    On November 8, 2021, Mastercard made an important announcement regarding their payment systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Because of the company’s partnerships with Amber Group, Coinjar, and Bitkub, anyone in the region will now be able to apply for a crypto-linked Mastercard. This will allow users to instantly convert their cryptocurrency into fiat dollars which they can spend wherever you can use a normal card.  This doesn’t mean that people will be paying for their purchases in Bitcoin (BTC) or other coins, but instead Mastercard does an instant transfer from crypto to fiat. This allows for buyers to use the card at any merchant that accepts normal cards, which gives…

  • Miami mayor embraces bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation,  United States

    Politicians Preparing for The Crypto Future

    How Bitcoin is Changing The Economic-Political Landscape

    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…

  • digital dollar private sector powell
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation,  Technology

    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…