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Brazil’s Central Bank to Launch Near-Instant Payments as a Response to Cryptocurrencies

A new payments system is coming to Brazil later this year promising almost instant transfers.Called PIX, the project from the country's central bank will provide 24/7 payments in up to 10 seconds via mobile apps, internet banking and ATMs, according to reports from Reuters and local crypto news site Livecoins

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Senator Tom Cotton Thinks Coronavirus is a Bioweapon; China Mounts Feeble Response

Senator Tom Cotton believes the Wuhan coronavirus leaked from a Chinese super laboratory. The Senator’s comments look outlandish on the surface but they are a valid response to the secrecy from the Chinese government. Chinese authorities need to provide more information or the speculation will continue. Republican Senator Tom Cotton is slamming the

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Fearing ‘Currency Struggle,’ Japanese Politicians Want G7 Response to China’s Digital Yuan

Japanese politicians are calling on G7 members to respond to China's digital yuan by collaborating on digital currency research. Senior politicians from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), led by former economy minister Akira Amari, told reporters Friday that Japan should share information and technical studies with the U.S. and

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OKEx Bitcoin Options Trading Now Open for All, Gets Great Response from Community

The BTCUSD Options market created by OKEx—the largest spot and futures digital asset exchange platform is finally open to the public. Developed in-house, the platform went live on Thursday, January 9, 2020, following the successful conclusion of simulation run as well as the exclusive invite-only trading phase. With this latest

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Bitfinex Calls Itself ‘Victim of a Fraud’ in Response to Recent Arrest

Major global crypto exchange Bitfinex has called itself a “victim of a fraud” in response to the recent arrest of the president of Crypto Capital exchange.Bitfinex will continue to recover lost fundsFollowing the arrest report on Oct. 24, Cointelegraph received a response statement from Stuart Hoegner, Bitfinex's general counsel,

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2019 May Be the Year of Regulatory Response to Crypto: Ex-CFTC Chairman

Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo, who had parted ways with the regulator this summer, has stated that he expects 2019 to be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies.Giancarlo voiced his opinion during an interview with industry news outlet The Block

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US Response to Facebook’s Libra Is ‘Ridiculous,’ says Coinbase CEO

Brian Armstrong, CEO and co-founder of major crypto exchange Coinbase, tweeted on Oct. 5 that he expects the United States government to react to China’s stablecoin project by reconsidering its “ridiculous” response to Facebook’s Libra digital currency.The U.S. government wants to be left behindIn his tweet, Armstrong said he

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