Central bank of the Philippines is considering issuing its own digital currency

Central bank of the Philippines is considering issuing its own digital currency

The central bank of the Philippines, locally called the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), is looking at the feasibility of issuing its own digital currency. Bloomberg reported the news on Wednesday, saying that the central bank has created a committee to study digital currencies and its policy implications. Governor Benjamin Diokno said the central bank …

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5 Years After Launch, Predictions Market Platform Augur Releases Version 2

5 Years After Launch, Predictions Market Platform Augur Releases Version 2

Augur released the second version of its betting platform Tuesday. The project was one of Ethereum’s first in 2015 with angel investments from Vitalik Buterin. Its v2 adds a suite of new crypto tools including IPFS, MakerDAO’s Dai, 0x Mesh and Uniswap’s pricing oracles. The ultimate decentralized finance (DeFi) money Lego has arrived: Augur Version …

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Crypto hedge fund Tetras Capital known for shorting ETH is shutting down – report

Crypto hedge fund Tetras Capital known for shorting ETH is shutting down – report

Tetras Capital, a crypto hedge fund known for shorting ether (ETH), is reportedly shutting down. A CoinDesk report, citing “a person with direct knowledge of the matter,” said Tetras Capital suffered a loss of about 75% since its launch in 2017 and is returning money to investors. Tetras Capital was launched to make trades in …

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CoinDesk Live Recap: Ethereum Culture, Explained

CoinDesk Live Recap: Ethereum Culture, Explained

What makes Ethereum culture click? Maker Foundation board member Tonya Evans and former ConsenSys chief marketing officer Amanda Cassatt joined CoinDesk senior reporter Leigh Cuen on Monday to discuss Ethereum’s ethos in an hourlong conversation streamed to the CoinDesk homepage. “In terms of its structure and what it accomplishes in the world, it’s by default …

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Ethereum as Lifestyle Brand: What Unicorns and Rainbows Are Really About

Ethereum as Lifestyle Brand: What Unicorns and Rainbows Are Really About

The lights were dimmed during the last day of Devcon in October 2019. A hush fell over the auditorium in Osaka, Japan. A haunting melody rippled through the crowd of roughly 1,000 people. Everyone knew the dance was about to begin.  Ethereum leaders, including inventor Vitalik Buterin, plus Hudson Jameson and Aya Miyaguchi of the …

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What Sex Workers Want to Do With Bitcoin

What Sex Workers Want to Do With Bitcoin

In this audio interview, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen and OnlyFans performer Savannah Solo talk about fintech and the sex industry. From distribution platforms to Twitter and bitcoin, she helps break down what sex workers really need from digital tools. For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, iHeartRadio or RSS. …

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