Privacy worries persist as UK’s digital pound CBDC plans progress
    15 Feb 2024

    The United Kingdom is moving ahead with its roadmap for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) despite privacy concerns. On Jan. 25, the U.K. government delivered the findings of its digital pound consultation paper laying out the potential risks that a retail CBDC might present. The report said, “Trust is a prerequisite for a digital pound,” but…

    Bitcoin ETFs inflows snowball: Last 4 days bigger than first 4 weeks
    15 Feb 2024

    Spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have attracted more net inflows in the last four days of trading than the entire first four weeks. According to data from Bitcoin tracking platform Apollo, ten spot Bitcoin ETFs have generated 43,300 Bitcoin — worth $2.3 billion at current prices — in inflows over the last four days alone. Comparatively, it took…