Elon Musk is Neutral on Bitcoin, Despite Thinking It’s a “Clever” Idea

Elon Musk has long been a major figure within the technology world who has expressed mixed feeling on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, previously calling them “brilliant” while recently explaining that he is “neither here nor there” on BTC. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO recently spoke about Bitcoin during his appearance...

Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins

Bitcoin Games is a provably fair online casino where you can play popular games using BTC and BCH. The platform is introducing a new feature and for its Lunar New Year 2020 promotion all players can get Red Envelopes packed with Free Spins. Also Read: Video Games Giant Ubisoft...

Facebook’s Libra Pushed World to Reconsider USD as Global Reserve Currency: WEF

Major global economists credit Facebook’s Libra with pushing the world to start reconsidering the United States dollar as anchor currency. At a Jan. 23 panel at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, officials and financial experts discussed one of the most important mechanisms in the global financing...

Amun Launched Short Bitcoin ETP on Leading Swiss Exchange SIX

Swiss cryptocurrency financial firm Amun AG launched an Exchange Traded Product (ETP) giving investors inverse exposure to Bitcoin (BTC), called 21Shares Short Bitcoin (SBTC). As Cointelegraph Japan reported earlier today, Amun launched the derivative in question on Jan. 22 on Switzerland’s leading stock exchange, Six Swiss Exchange. The description...

Facebook and Calibra’s David Marcus: The Problem of Global Unbanked Is “Unacceptable”

At the World Economic Forum panel discussing digital currencies, the conversation topics included Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Calibra’s David Marcus highlighted that regardless of the nature of digital currency, these discussions are key to innovate cross-border payments and solve the issue of the unbanked. Retail CBDCs for consumer...

BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the BCH ecosystem. BCH software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following the meeting, on January 23, BCH developers will sit...

BIS: No Evidence of Mass Transition From CBDC Research to Pilots and Experiments

A new survey from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) revealed that only 10% of central banks are likely to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for the general public in the short term. According to a report the BIS shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 23, the bank...

Industry Leaders at Crypto Valley Summit See Major Role for Blockchain in Traceability

At the Crypto Valley Summit during the World Economic Forum in Davos, ecological sustainability for the future is one of the primary talking points. Even though blockchain is on the fringes of global discussion, several experts see its usage in traceability as one of the key technologies for improving...

Greece Extradites Alleged Launderer of $4B BTC Alexander Vinnik to France

Greece’s Council of State ruled for the extradition to France of former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e and Russian national Alexander Vinnik. English-language local news outlet Greek Reporter reported on the court’s decision on Jan. 23. Yesterday, Russian news agency TASS reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to...