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People’s Bank of China Will Accelerate The Creation of China’s Official Cryptocurrency

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The central bank of China (People’s Bank) announced in a video conference that it will accelerate the pace of research and development of China’s legal cryptocurrency (DC/EP), track the development trend of domestic and foreign virtual currency, and continue to strengthen Internet financial risk remediation. This was reported by Beijing News.

The idea of ​​the central bank to issue digital currency was already deployed when Zhou Xiaochuan was the governor of the People’s Bank of China, and the digital currency research institute was established, which also has basic conditions

Huang Zhen, director of the Institute of Financial Law at the University, told the Beijing News reporter.

Prior to the launching ceremony and the first academic seminar of the Digital Finance Open Research Project held on July 8, Wang Xin, director of the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China, revealed that the State Council has officially approved the research and development of the central bank’s digital currency. Currently, the central bank is organizing market institutions to engage in corresponding work.

In fact, after Facebook published the Libra digital currency project white paper, it triggered the attention of financial regulatory authorities in various countries on digital currency regulation. Libra is an encrypted digital currency project announced by Facebook. According to its white paper, the goal is to build a currency and a financial infrastructure that serves billions of people. Libra has been put on hold for a while, due to concerns from US regulators about its data security issues.

What is the difference between the legal digital currency announced by the central bank and Libra? What is the legal digital currency positioning?

A number of experts said that the legal digital currency is a substitute for banknotes and is issued by the central bank. The general encrypted digital currency, including Libra, does not have a monetary function and cannot impact legal tender.

In view of the difficulties faced by the central bank in issuing legal digital currency, many experts said that it may be difficult to move freely under the technology, RMB capital, illegal use of digital currency, and the transformation and upgrading of financial infrastructure.

Wu Changhai, deputy dean of the Institute of Capital and Finance of China University of Political Science and Law, said that the issuance of virtual currency by Internet companies, whether in the United States or in China and other countries, under the existing state governance model, it is impossible to impact or replace fiat money. While the legal digital currency is a legal currency, Wu Changhai seems that the encrypted digital currency, especially the stable currency represented by Libra, cannot and cannot replace the legal digital currency.

The legal digital currency is a substitute for banknotes. It is issued by the central bank. The general encrypted digital currency itself does not have a monetary function. The government cannot hand over the currency distribution rights to a company. This idea is impossible to achieve for a long time.

Wu Changhai said

In response to the possible positioning of the legal digital currency issued by the central bank, Chen Wen, deputy director of the Center for Inclusive Finance and Intelligent Finance of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, told the Beijing News reporter that the central bank’s digital currency should be regarded as a supplement to the base currency.

Chen Wen believes that, like the previous central bank’s issuance of the base currency, it must be finally put on the market. In fact, it is necessary to use the bank as a channel provider and the micro-subject of the bank to be a channel, but like the issuance of digital currency, it can directly target ordinary people and non-profit enterprises. , less transmission links.

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Bitcoin Demand Surges in Lebanon

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Demand for bitcoin is jumping in Lebanon after the country is facing one the worst financial crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. According to Saida Online (a popular Lebanese news portal), many Lebanese have investors also considered BTC as a store of value and a hedge against the aggressive expansionary monetary policies adopted by the central bank of Lebanon.

Protests that have swept Lebanon since Oct. 17 have added to pressures in the financial system, deepening a hard currency crunch that has left many importers unable to bring in goods, forced up prices and increased fears of financial collapse. The protests, fueled by rage against a ruling class seen as looting Lebanon, have slowed an already weak economy. Many businesses have shed jobs or slashed salaries and moved workers onto part time.

The crisis has shaken confidence in a banking system that has been a cornerstone of Lebanon’s post-war stability. Several Lebanese banks have imposed new caps on interest rates on deposits and pay savers half the interest due on foreign currency holdings in Lebanese pounds.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not fully legalized in Lebanon, yet many investors in Lebanon are currently trading bitcoin through Whatsapp and Telegram groups.

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BitClub Network Founders Are Charged in $722 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

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The creators of BitClub Network website were charged with helping to run a $722 million cryptocurrency fraud that amounted to a “high-tech Ponzi scheme,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito in New Jersey said in a statement.

The BitClub Network claimed that users can earn daily profits from a so called shared mining pools. The website owners have created a referral program so they can trick more users to join their Ponzi scheme.

What they allegedly did amounts to little more than a modern, high-tech Ponzi scheme that defrauded victims of hundreds of millions of dollars. Working with our law enforcement partners here and across the country, we will ensure that these scammers are held to account for their crimes.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito said
A screenshot from Bitclub’s website

From its inception in 2014, BitClub Network was never about sharing crypto mining profits. The alleged scammers created false figures meant to demonstrate BitClub’s earnings from its bitcoin mining pool to its investors between April 2014 and December 2019.

The wire fraud conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000. The conspiracy to sell unregistered securities charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.    

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Video: Roger Ver: Bitcoin Cash Can Go Up a Thousand Times

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Roger Ver, founder of bitcoin.com, who’s known as “Bitcoin Jesus,” joins CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to talk about the cryptocurrency markets, the price of Bitcoin and more.

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