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China Can’t Regulate Virtual Worlds – The Pros of Decentralized Metaverses

China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has reached a new level of intensity in recent weeks. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has previously decided to prohibit financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. More recently, the PBOC has attempted to shut down cryptocurrency transactions and mining entirely. This news has sent shockwaves throughout the industry and caused many traditional financial firms to rethink their involvement with cryptoassets. In particular, it’s been a major blow for Chinese bitcoin miners who are now scrambling to find ways of preserving

All bark and some bite. China’s Bitcoin ban puts traders in the ‘fear’ zone

China bans Bitcoin (BTC), again.No, we’re not traveling back in time. On Sept. 24, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) published a new set of measures to promote inter-departmental coordination on cracking down on crypto activity. The measures intended to “cut off payment channels, dispose of relevant websites and mobile applications in accordance with the law.”Most investors may have missed the $3 billion BTC and $1.5 billion Ether (ETH) monthly options expiry that took place less than one hour before the crypto ban news came out. According to “Molly”, a

Morgan Stanley exec says Bitcoin is the ‘Kenny from South Park’ of money

Morgan Stanley's Dennis Lynch shared a light-hearted analogy during a discussion at Morningstar’s yearly investment conference today, claiming that Bitcoin’s insatiable ability to defy the odds and rise from both technical and fundamental adversity portrays that of the South Park cartoon character Kenny.The 24-series show has garnered a global audience base for its weird and wacky sense of humour, epitomised by the long-standing gag that Kenny dies in each episode, only to be rebirthed and gleefully unaware of his brutal demise in the following show. Head of asset management firm

PBOC Believes Issuing Digital Currency Will Become a New Battlefield

Rate this post Countries across the world are moving towards digital currency and are researching and developing their own CBDC. In this regard, the People’s Bank of China, PBOC, has stated that the right to issue and control digital currency is going to be a huge competition between sovereign countries. This has been stated in an article published in China Finance magazine, which is run by PBOC.  Across all the nations around the world, China could be the first major country to issue its digital currency. This move has been

Community-Funded Bitcoin Awareness Campaign Unveiled in Hong Kong

Since 2012, the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong has been one of the strongest local communities focused on Bitcoin, boasting a current membership of over 5,000 people. During the month of September, the organization will be using donations to buy advertising space that feature informative statements highlighting “the risks and merits of Bitcoin”. “The goal is mainly to kickstart a conversation around the merits of Bitcoin, especially in the context of the ongoing economic challenges,” explained Leo Weese, co-founder of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. “I think the beauty of

How Will China’s DCEP Affect WeChat Pay and Alipay?

With the growing interest and adoption of cryptocurrencies, about 80% of central banks worldwide are looking to create their own cryptocurrency. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is at the forefront of them all. China’s central bank has been working on its DCEP for about six years now. In 2018, China’s Central Bank former governor Zhou Xiaochua pointed out that it will take nothing less than a decade for its digital yuan to be fully functional. However, several events have propelled this timeline forward. One of which was the proposed