Facing existential threat, crypto backers seek identity change and regulation

MUMBAI: The government’s plan to ban private cryptocurrencies has thrown crypto backers in India into a fight for their survival and their major tool in this battle is to convince the government that cryptocurrencies are not what they are made out to be. Experts and commentators at the ETMarkets Conclave today pleaded with the government […]

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Judge cryptocurrency by technology, and not the other way around

Some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Covid-19 disruption have been those operating in the virtual space; e-commerce being a prominent one. So much so, it has suddenly become the lifeline. And digital payment has become the norm in large swathes of transactions and trade. By the end of 2020, global e-commerce was growing at […]

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Bitcoin’s mainstream charge raises stakes for central bank digital cash

LONDON: As cryptocurrencies increasingly go mainstream, pressure is growing on the world’s biggest central banks to move forward with their plans to issue digital cash and fend off private sector threats to traditional money. The biggest cryptocurrency, bitcoin, has shifted from the fringes of finance towards embrace by major investors, companies and even cities. Tesla […]

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