The Vietnamese central bank, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced it will suspend the import of cryptocurrency mining hardware, according to local news agency Viet Nam News July 19. The move followed an official request from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), which suggested a temporary ban of...
Barclays has filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and blockchain data storage, both published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 19. The first patent describes a system for transferring digital currency from payer to recipient that would securely authenticate the identities of...
The world's four largest auditing firms — Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC —have joined 20 Taiwanese banks to pilot blockchain technology for fiscal audits, local news outlet CTEE reports July 19. The “big four” will join a consortium of major Taiwanese banks to test a blockchain solution for...
On July 5, Germany rejected the idea of issuing a central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC) — the Ministry of Finance deemed it would be “too risky” to implement one. The concept of CBDCs, or national digital currencies — the scenario in which the trend of digital currencies gets adopted by...
The U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade discussed major questions around digital currencies in a hearing today, July 18. The hearing, entitled “The Future of Money: Digital Currency,” considered potential domestic and global implementations of cryptocurrencies. At the hearing, the Subcommittee discussed the deployment of cryptocurrency and its...
On July 20, the Supreme Court of India will hold a hearing regarding the state of cryptocurrencies in the country. It is a decisive date for the local crypto industry that has been significantly suppressed in the past month by the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ban on all...
San-Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo has outlined a patent for a tokenization system that would protect data, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) July 17. The newly published application details a system in which any type of data element — whether a document, graphic,...
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee provided some details about recent acquisition of Litecoin Foundation, and stated that he expects to receive a board position at the German WEG bank, which will positively influence the further adoption of cryptocurrencies in the bank’s operations. Last week, Litecoin Foundation purchased a 9.9% stake in Germany’s...
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee posted on Reddit today, July 17, to clarify his position within the Litecoin Foundation and the future of the Foundation following its acquisition of a stake in German bank WEG Bank AG. In his post, Lee mentioned the possibility of the bank offering crypto services. Last...