Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has joined a startup accelerator backed by Standard Chartered and Chinese Web services giant Baidu.
The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is investigating the launch of its own digital currency.
The IMF has released a paper looking at the benefits of virtual currencies and recommending balanced regulation that would not stifle innovation.
Australian tax authorities are reportedly beefing up their investigation of Craig Wright, who last year was alleged to be bitcoin’s creator.
Congressman David Schweikert, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, is to speak at a blockchain event in Washington, DC, this March.
R3CEV has announced the completion of a permissioned ledger test involving 11 of its 42 banking partners.
The Bank of Japan has published an 8 page report concerning the advantages of digital currency payment settlement without requiring third-parties. The review details an introduction into the realm of cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers and how there “may be room for a wide range of applications”.
The post Digital Currency Is ‘Rapid & Convenient’, Says Bank of Japan first appeared on www.diginomics.com and was written by Jamie Redman.
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