Ukraine’s Central Bank Bans Crypto Purchases in Local Currency

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Ukraine bans Bitcoin purchases with local currency amid martial law

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) continues taking measures to prevent capital outflows amid martial law by enforcing major restrictions on cryptocurrency purchases. The Ukrainian central bank officially announced Thursday a set of restrictions on cross-border operations, prohibiting individuals from buying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) with the national fiat currency, the hryvnia (UAH). Ukrainians are […]

Morgan Stanley Says Crypto Could Become More Widely Used as Currency

Crypto is already widely used as a currency in the digital asset world, the report said, adding that ether is predominantly needed to buy non-fungible-tokens (NFTs). As more brands look to advertise in the metaverse, there could be an increasing need to accept a range of payment methods, including crypto, it said. Source link

Robinhood CEO outlines how DOGE could become ‘currency of the internet’

Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to explain how Dogecoin could become the “future currency of the internet.” In a thread of 12 posts to his nearly 200,000 followers, Tenev outlined what steps need to be taken to transform the memecoin into a usable asset for everyday payments and transactions on […]

Russia to regulate digital assets as currency, McDonald’s eyes the metaverse, YouTube to adopt NFTs and XRP pumps 30%: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 6-12

Coming every Saturday, 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 Russian government and central bank agree to treat Bitcoin as […]

Bank of Thailand Announces Plans to Develop Central Bank Digital Currency Prototype

The Bank of Thailand is developing a prototype payments system which would rely on a central bank digital currency (CBDC).  The central bank announced Thursday that it would target businesses, and would design a payment system that could be integrated with the procurement and financial management system of Siam Cement Group, Thailand’s oldest cement manufacturer, […]

Bank of Thailand Launches Digital Currency Pilot Project

The Bank of Thailand announced that it plans to develop a prototype to test real-life business use cases of its central bank digital currency (CBDC). The bank said in its official statement that before it launches the CBDC payment system for all businesses, it plans to test it with large-scale enterprises.  They have partnered with […]

S. Korea’s Central Bank Forms Legal Panel to Advise on Possible Digital Currency Launch

South Korea’s central bank is moving ahead with research into digital currencies as it sets up a legal panel to advise on possible regulatory sticking points. Per an article in The Korea Times on Monday, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said the six-person panel, comprised of legal experts in the financial and IT sectors, as […]

Financial Author Thinks Bitcoin Is “Likely” To Become the World Reserve Currency

Bitcoin has faced down many setbacks over recent years. BTC trading has been banned by the Chinese government. Executives from Goldman Sachs and other institutions have come out against the cryptocurrency. And there still is a broad sense of mystery that surrounds Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the public, thus limiting adoption. Yet there remain prominent […]