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#Coronacrisis accelerates state digital currency plans

Although they haven’t yet reached fruition, plans to issue government-backed digital currencies in the world’s two largest economies appear to be moving forward in the wake of the economic disruption […]

Derivatives exchanges fed bitcoin crash

Leveraged trading platforms played a big part in driving last week’s price collapse in bitcoin and ethereum, says a cryptocurrency fund manager. On March 12th bitcoin dropped from $7,800 to […]

Gold and bitcoin primed for a rebound?

Investors seeking refuge from the equity market meltdown in gold and bitcoin have so far faced losses. But this is a buying opportunity in both assets, say market observers. Amidst […]

UK ponders negative rates on e-cash

When trying to stimulate economies by imposing negative interest rates, central banks run into a problem: they can’t stop money leaking out of the banking system and into cash. Around […]