The federal reserve bank of Dallas says that Bitcoin is clearly a store of value where as central bank digital currencies will not necessarily be. The UK government is exploring central bank digital currencies and gaming giants UBISOFT joins the fray as a corporate validator! Read the weekly round up below.
Bitcoin.com: April 19, 2021
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Robert Kaplan, talked about bitcoin and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) Friday at the Texas A&M Bitcoin Conference 2021 hosted by Mays Business School.
Cointelegraph: April 19, 2021
Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Bank of England have begun preliminary central bank digital currency studies that could result in the creation of a national digital currency.
Decrypt: April 20, 2021
The video game giant behind Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry will help the Tezos blockchain to “bake” new blocks as a corporate validator. Apart from helping maintain the network, the company is experimenting with liquid proof-of-stake algorithms.
CNBC: April 21, 2021
The cryptocurrency craze is quickly going mainstream. But in some cases, investors might find more luck with indirect crypto plays than the currencies themselves, two traders told CNBC on Tuesday.
BNN Bloomberg: April 22, 2021
Bitcoin headed for its worst week in more than a year as a proposed capital-gains tax increase for wealthy Americans intensified the volatility whiplashing the world’s largest cryptocurrency.
Decrypt: April 21, 2021
One of the UK’s top asset managers has invested $100 million into Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.com. According to Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, the company expects to go public in the future.
Coindesk: April 23, 2021
Bitcoin has slumped more than 8%, over a 24-hour period, a drop attributed to U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposed tax hike for capital gains on those earning above $1,000,000, but the effect may be temporary, according to the CEO of a leading crypto-dedicated payment services provider.
Gemini: April 20, 2021
New data from Gemini’s survey of 3,000 investors and crypto-curious consumers in the United States demonstrates that an increasingly mainstream consumer base is engaging with cryptocurrency.
The State of U.S. Crypto Report 2021 looks at the key trends identified by the survey