Central Bank of Brazil Director Praises Bitcoin as a Financial Innovation, Talks Programmable Digital Real

Fabio Araujo, Director of the Central Bank of Brazil, has praised the properties of Bitcoin, saying it is a financial innovation using new technologies. To Araujo, Bitcoin was the catalyst for what is today known as Web3. At an event, Araujo......

Uncovering Terra’s Implosion — Terraform Labs’ Big Name Backers and ‘Zero Exposure’ Claims

Digital currency markets have continued to slide downward in value as the crypto economy has dropped by 14% during the past 24 hours. Amid the market rout, the native Terra blockchain token LUNA has dropped to fresh new lows, slipping to......

BIS: 9 out of 10 Central Banks Worldwide Are Exploring Digital Currencies — Driven by Crypto Market

Nine out of 10 central banks globally are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), according to the latest survey by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Furthermore, “the emergence of stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies have accelerated the work on CBDCs.” BIS......

Bank of Russia to Pilot Digital Ruble Settlements in 2023

Russia’s monetary authority intends to conduct the first settlements with the digital ruble next year, its governor announced this week. Speaking to Russian lawmakers, the official highlighted the important role the new currency is going to play for Russia under sanctions.......

Digital Ruble ‘Much Needed,’ Russia’s Central Bank Says, Won’t Delay Testing

The Central Bank of Russia has emphasized the importance of moving forward with its digital ruble project. According to a statement by a top representative, the monetary authority has no intention to delay the trials despite not all invited banks being......