March 17, 2021

Visa Boss Wants Company ‘in the Middle’ of Crypto as Cash ‘Declines’

Visa CEO Alfred Kelly has announced that his company is willing to accept bitcoin (BTC)-related business in earnest, saying that collaborations in both the crypto and […]
February 11, 2021

MasterCard confirms Crypto support on its network

MasterCard announced intentions to support cryptocurrency in 2021, opening the way for more than 30 million retailers to invest digital assets on its nearly one billion […]
February 11, 2021

COVID-19 has pushed Bank of Canada toward ‘digital loonie’

In a speech today, BoC deputy governor Timothy Lane stated that the COVID-19 pandemic had accelerated the need to digitize cash. Lane stated: “The pandemic may […]
January 28, 2021

Central banks must play ‘pivotal role’ in digital money, says BIS exec

Speaking at the Hoover Institution policy seminar on Jan. 27, Agustín Carstens argued for central banks to be front and center in issuing and controlling digital […]
January 14, 2021

A new rally brewing as Bitcoin reclaims $38K

On January 14, Bitcoin’s price extended its recovery, reclaiming the $38,000 mark. After the 28 percent drop earlier this week, the weekly candle has now turned green […]
January 14, 2021

An online future for finance is inevitable, says OCC’s Brooks

Described by Elliptic CEO Simone Maini as “a fairy godfather to the crypto industry,” Brian Brooks has been a leading light in U.S. federal policy toward […]
January 5, 2021

US federal regulator says US banks can use public blockchains and stablecoins

According to Coindesk, the federal banking regulator published an interpretive letter addressing whether national banks and federal savings associations could participate in independent node verification networks […]
December 30, 2020

New York authorizes first Yen stablecoin operator in the

According to a Tuesday announcement, the New York Department of Financial Services has granted Japanese firm a charter to handle U.S.-dollar and yen-backed stablecoins in […]
December 24, 2020

US federal regulators set new expectations for stablecoin issuers

One of the headlining topics of crypto regulation news this year, stablecoins were the main topic of a Dec. 23 statement the President’s Working Group on […]