New Zealand’s Reserve Bank starts to consult over potential CBDC

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand sees a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as a “solution” to the ongoing reduction in cash usage. The bank will open up public consultations regarding a CBDC and the new digital money like stablecoins. In a July 7 statement, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced releasing a set…

    Binance’s CEO admits ‘compliance is a journey’ amid the growing regulatory crackdown worldwide

    Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao posted an open letter outlining Binance’s plans regarding the current crypto regulatory landscape, which followed the rise of the global regulation pressure on Binance. “Binance has grown very quickly and we haven’t always got everything exactly right, but we are learning and improving every day,” Zhao said in a blog…

    China’s central bank is ‘worried’ about global risks from stablecoins

    China’s central bank deputy governor said the bank is “quite worried” about risks from private digital currencies, particularly so-called stablecoins, such as Tether, while China is testing its own digital yuan. According to CNBC translation, Fan Yifei of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has voiced concern that digital currencies pegged to a fiat currency…

    Kazakhstan will tax crypto mining since 2022

    The Kazakhstan authority has introduced a new law regarding cryptocurrency mining taxation. The officials published a statement saying that the signed law is expected to come into effect in January 2022 and to generate billions of tenge to the national budget. Kazakhstan joins Iran in taxing the mining industry, given the lucrative potential for business….

    US financial watchdog FinCEN hires first-ever chief digital currency advisor

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has hired Michele Korver, previously of the Digital Currency Council in the U.S. Department of Justice, to serve as the agency’s first chief digital currency adviser (DCA). Korver, who has been involved in crypto-related Anti-Money Laundering (AML) operations since 2013, will advise FinCEN acting director Michael Mosier regarding cryptocurrency’s…

    U.S. Congressman wants courts to ‘reverse’ crypto transactions over ransomware attacks

    U.S. Congressman Bill Foster has suggested that laws must allow federal courts to identify digital-asset holders and reverse blockchain transactions in Bitcoin and other digital currencies. But it’s doubtful that many crypto investors would like that policy. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by Axios on June 29, Bill Foster, U.S. congressman and Democratic Rep…