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Central banks brace for stablecoin explosion

Central banks are braced for a world in which digital dollar tokens called stablecoins explode in value, posing a threat to governments’ ability to monitor the financial system. That’s one […]

A money revolution is going on

The increasing adoption of cryptodollars—digital dollar tokens that can be passed hand-to-hand—is a sure sign of the revolution that’s taking place in money, says Nic Carter, our guest on the […]

Stablecoin design is difficult and dangerous

Too strict a reserve policy makes asset-backed money of limited use. But too lax a policy may be the first step on a slippery path to destruction. Since US President […]

WhatsApp gets green light for payments in India

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said that from today it is rolling out a payments option for its 400m users in India. The new feature will enable Indian users of the […]

US seizes over $1bn in bitcoin from Silk Road hacker

The US government disclosed today that it had seized over $1bn of bitcoin from an unidentified individual who had stolen the cryptocurrency by hacking the Silk Road dark net website […]

Digitalisation of payments accelerates

Around the world, payments are becoming faster, more efficient and more convenient due to the increasing adoption of digital and mobile technology, says the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in […]