Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

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Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There…

Canadian Capital Market Regulators Mull New Cryptocurrency Rules

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Capital market regulators in Canada are planning to establish new rules to curb the risks associated with cryptocurrency trading platforms. This follows the sudden death of Gerald Cotten, founder and chief executive officer of crypto exchange Quadrigacx, which led to about $145 million in frozen or missing cryptocurrencies. Also read: Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down…

Canadian Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Now in 25 European Countries

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One of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinsquare, has officially launched in 25 European countries. A Coinsquare spokesperson has shared some details with news.Bitcoin.com. Users in Europe now have access to all major services the exchange offers, including all supported cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Coinsquare in 25…

Tax Evasion Spotlighted as Swiss Banks Start Sharing Client Data

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Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of…

21,000 New Locations Across Canada, Europe, Australia to Purchase Bitcoin Cash

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Netcoins, an over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage and virtual ATM software company, announced this week it was enabling bitcoin cash (BCH) for immediate access purchase. For BCH enthusiasts, that’s 21,000 locations, covering Canada, Europe, and Australia where the decentralized currency is now available. Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning Plug 21,000 New…

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

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The Canadian province of Quebec has reportedly decided to charge cryptocurrency miners up to roughly three times the current price after they flooded utility Hydro-Quebec with requests for mining operations. In addition, several crypto-related proposals have been submitted including one that requires crypto firms to bid for power. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the…

Exclusive Interview With Stably on Providing Crypto Stability in an Unstable Market

Exclusive Interview With Stably on Providing Crypto Stability in an Unstable Market

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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Stably is a venture-capital backed startup that is on a mission to bring stability to the volatile cryptocurrency market. Backing every coin with a one-to-one parity to the US dollar, StableUSD aims to be the solution to cryptocurrency mass adoption as a secure, consistent medium of payment. The Team Behind Stably Stably…