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Idea of Central Banks Buying Bitcoin is ‘Far-Fetched’ – Saifedean Ammous (Interview)

Saifedean Ammous, economics professor and author of The Bitcoin Standard, spoke with Bitcoinist in an exclusive interview. He explains why he is encouraging people to ‘pirate’...

Bahrain Central Bank Unveils Bitcoin Regulations

The central bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued regulations for businesses engaging in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency-related activities. The Middle East’s tiniest nation becomes...

Spain’s Central Bank: Bitcoin Inefficient As Large-Scale Payment System

Spain’s Central Bank, Banco de España (BDE), has published a report stating that Bitcoin is inefficient as a payment system. It may, however,...

Philippines’ Central Bank Helps Launch Bitcoin ATM

One of the largest banks in the Philippines, Union Bank, has collaborated with the country’s central bank to launch a Bitcoin ATM, allowing...

Nick Szabo: Central Banks Might Switch From ‘Physically Vulnerable’ Gold to Bitcoin

Central Banks might resort to cryptocurrency reserves as means of supplementing national gold reserves according to veteran cryptographer Nick Szabo. He also holds...

BIS Reports 70% of Central Banks Are Studying Cryptocurrencies

A new report published by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) shows that the majority of central banks are studying central bank digital...

IMF Head Makes Case for Central Bank Digital Currencies In Recent Speech

With contributing reporting from Jimmy Aki.Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), suggested a new course of action for central banks...

Singapore Central Bank ‘Demonstrates’ Value of Blockchain With Tokenized Assets

The Stock Market and Central Bank of Singapore have successfully developed a blockchain-based settlement system for tokenized assets in partnership with some big...

China’s Central Bank Wants to Put the Damper Airdrops: Report

The People's Bank of China (PBoC), China's central bank, has its eyes on cryptocurrency companies that run airdrop campaigns in the country.In its...

Most Central Banks Back Digital Currency If DLT Improved: IBM Survey

A new IBM research report finds most polled central banks believe they should issue a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC), although they...

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