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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

The Bank of Finland published a report on September 5 that heaped praise on the complex infrastructure behind Bitcoin that prevents manipulation from unethical agents. Economic Innovation Economists working for The Bank of Finland, Gur Huberman, Jacob Leshno, and Ciamac Moallemi, affirmed that Bitcoin is truly a revolutionary system of currency. The three also point out the great power behind…

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Argentina Central Bank Vice President: We Like Bitcoin’s Use Cases

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Argentina Central Bank Vice President: We Like Bitcoin’s Use Cases

Lucas Llach, Vice President of the Central Bank of Argentina, stated that the organization and the Argentinian government support the use cases of bitcoin and are not afraid of the digital currency. Zeppelin Studious CTO Manuel Araoz provided a rough translation of the initial statement of Llach: “Vice-president of Central Bank of Argentina Lucas Llach said ‘we’re not afraid of…

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Russia and China May Digitize Their Currencies With Ethereum

Category: Ethereum, News

Russia and China May Digitize Their Currencies With Ethereum

An increasing number of central banks and governments are working on digitizing their national currencies. China and Russia are investigating the potential of Ethereum as the base protocol for a digital Yuan and Ruble respectively. Currently, the Royal Chinese Mint, the subordinate unit of China Banknote Printing and Minting, is testing Ethereum and its ERC 20 token standard to digitize…

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Deutsche Bundesbank: No Cause to Prohibit Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Deutsche Bundesbank: No Cause to Prohibit Bitcoin

The Deutsche Bundesbank, the Central Bank of Germany, warns customers of bitcoin. The price of bitcoin might have been rising fast over the course of May 2017, but according to Bundesbank Chair Carl Ludwig, there is an imminent danger of a downward correction. Since no Central Bank backs bitcoin, it cannot be secure money. For a prohibition however he sees…

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Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

Soramitsu and the Central Bank of Cambodia to Develop New Payment Infrastructure Using Hyperledger Iroha

Japanese blockchain startup Soramitsu Co. and the National Bank of Cambodia have announced that they will collaborate to co-develop the open source distributed ledger project Hyperledger Iroha with the aim to build a new payment infrastructure based on blockchain technology. Hyperledger Iroha is an open-source software framework and part of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project. Hyperledger Iroha is a distributed…

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Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies will not Survive without Regulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies will not Survive without Regulation

The Bank of Canada (BoC) released a paper in February 2017, explicitly stating digital currencies will not be able to survive in the future without government involvement. Researchers from the BoC examined the viability of digital currency for the years ahead. The researchers used previous examples of the Canadian National Currency notes as the starting point for the study. In…

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Sweden’s Central Bank is Thinking About Using the Blockchain to Issue Digital Money

Category: News, Regulation, Tech

Sweden’s Central Bank is Thinking About Using the Blockchain to Issue Digital Money

Sure, it is no news that money has long become digital. The plans to issue an “eKrona”, as the deputy governor of the Riksbank disclosed this week, however, are still exciting. Cecilia Skingsley, deputy governor of the Swedish Riksbank, recently gave an interview to the Financial Times (FT). Since the interview is behind a paywall that demands a lot of…

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