Bitcoin News — Economics

Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

Posted by Avi Mizrahi on

Israeli Central Bank Decides Against Issuing a National CryptocurrencyA group under the Bank of Israel has published a report on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. The team, which was set up last November, has identified several potential advantages to the technology, but has advised the central bank not to act until other institutions throughout the world have done so first. […]

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Bitcoin's True Stress Test Is Yet to Come

Posted by Michael J Casey on

What happens if there's another 2008-scale financial market crisis? Will diehard HODLers still resist liquidating their bitcoin assets?

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Morgan Stanley Is Still Struggling to Understand Bitcoin

Posted by Kai Sedgwick on

Like many late arrivals to cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley doesn’t quite know what to make of bitcoin. The investment bank understands money, unless that money is peer-to-peer digital cash, in which case it struggles. Its latest report into the cryptocurrency ecosystem reveals its shifting stance on bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin.com Store Now Offers Hundreds of Top-Branded Gift […]

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The Double-Spend (What Bitcoin's White Paper Solved Forever)

Posted by Bill Barhydt on

Bitcoin's white paper solving the double-spend problem in the digital world makes near real-time commerce possible across the entire planet.

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Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible Intervention

Posted by Jeffrey Gogo on

Visa CEO Plays Down Cryptocurrency Threat, Indicates Possible InterventionVisa chief executive officer Alfred Kelly has said that cryptocurrencies are not a significant threat to his company’s electronic payments hegemony. He nevertheless indicated that the legacy financial intermediary may move into handling cryptocurrency if there is an incentive to do so. Also Read: Japan Approves Self-Regulation of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kelly: Cryptocurrency More a Commodity Than […]

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