Tuesday, March 31, 2020


How technology is reshaping countries and economies

LISTEN: Can Cryptocurrencies Restore Japan’s Former Economic Glory?

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Key Highlights Introducing digital currencies would allow countries like Japan to incentivize economic...

Facebook’s Libra Gets a Timely ‘Like’ From Japan

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Facebook just did the unthinkable in the Donald Trump era: give America’s Republicans and Democrats something on which to agree. Same with...

WATCH: It’s All in the Nuance: French Blockchain Investor Translates Le Maire’s Libra Remarks

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire spoke at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Blockchain...

LISTEN: Why Japan May Be Zuckerberg’s Best Friend Right Now

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Will China’s digital currency or Facebook’s Libra challenge Ripple’s cross-border money transfers?

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As China, Singapore, Canada and other countries develop digital currencies in part to facilitate cross-border transactions, Ripple's managing director of South Asia and EMEA Navin Gupta said these currencies would primarily only be used domestically.

After China’s digital currency, Indonesia may blueprint its own in 2020

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As China's digital currency is said to be "progressing smoothly," Indonesia is also working on releasing their own white paper this year, according to Indonesian Blockchain Association cofounder Pandu Sastrowardoyo.

Vitalik Buterin explains Ethereum 2.0’s four phases: sharding, scaling, proof of stake and more

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Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum explains how Ethereum 2.0 will launch in 4 main phases including the implementation of proof of stake, data sharding, execution, and scaling solutions.

Opinion | Brexit Uncertainty Triggers Forex Shifts

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Facing mounting uncertainty surrounding Britain’s looming departure from the European Union, the British pound has experienced a period of considerable turbulence. As...

Swiss Bankers Association wants to help blockchain firms do business

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The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) is seeking ways to bridge the traditional financial sector to new blockchain-related industries, including ways to open bank accounts, says said SBA deputy CEO August Benz.

Switzerland is a blockchain haven, but government lags behind, says Trust Square CEO

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Although Switzerland's Crypto Valley may seek to become a global blockchain hub, its government is too slow to adopt the technology even as Facebook's Libra incorporates in the country, according to Trust Square cofounder Daniel Gasteiger.