The Public-Private Solutions Needed for Adoption

On May 26, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, a representative from the International Monetary Fund, stated that moving forward, the best way to harness the potential of central bank digital currencies would be by fostering synthetic partnerships between the private and public sectors. Further expounding his views on the matter, the deputy division chief of the IMF’s monetary …

Venezuela Raises Petrol Prices, Mandates Support for Petro at Gas Stations

Venezuela has announced that petrol stations across the nation will sell gasoline at a reduced price in exchange for the country’s state-issued, oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro. However, the announcement comes alongside the removal of local petrol subsidies that will see the price of gasoline spiking from close to nothing to $0.02 per liter. Venezuela introduces …

Western Union Makes Takeover Offer for MoneyGram

Western Union might be purchasing cross-border payments company MoneyGram. According to a June 1 article on Bloomberg, the payments giant recently made a takeover offer for MoneyGram. If successful, this would combine the two of the biggest money-transfer companies in the United States.  Ups and downs during pandemic Lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders in response to …

Ledger CTO Explains Why Smartphones Won’t Ever Be Fully Safe for Using Crypto

Cointelegraph interviewed the CTO of Ledger, Charles Guillemet, to learn more about the best practices in securing cryptocurrencies for average users. Ledger is a major producer of hardware wallets, which store cryptocurrency seeds on a dedicated device. As Guillemet explained, hardware wallets protect against possible malware on the user’s computer or mobile device. Both storage …

Kingdom Trust CEO Says Bitcoin Is Digital Manifestation of Austrian Economics

The chief executive of crypto-friendly $13 billion custodian Kingdom Trust, Ryan Radloff, sees Bitcoin (BTC) as a manifestation of Austrian economics. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Radloff said that he first encountered Bitcoin toward the end of 2011, adding that he began “hodling and accumulating shortly after.” Bitcoin as Austrian Economics Unlike many early adopters, …

Weaker Yuan Could Lead to a Stronger Bitcoin

Japanese crypto firm FXCoin’s senior strategist thinks a depreciation of the Chinese yuan may lead more traders to Bitcoin in 2020.  FXCoin’s Yasuo Matsuda spoke to Cointelegraph Japan, saying Bitcoin (BTC) would likely be more popular among Chinese nationals facing economic sanctions due to national security laws as part of the government’s response to the …

Goldman Scandal, BTC Bull Trap Fears, How Libra Will Make Money: Hodler’s Digest, May 25–31

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Goldman Sachs butts heads with Bloomberg over Bitcoin One of …

Conquering Decentralized Finance: Enter the Custodians

The future of finance is decentralized. Striving to facilitate that prognosis, decentralized finance — or DeFi — is quickly shaping into an alluring prospect for investors and companies alike. Looking to harness this decentralized ideal, rivals to the Ethereum-centric sector are feeling the fear of missing out and leveraging their own blockchains in order to …