Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news affecting Bitcoin this week. Adoption & Community Crypto Point-of-Sale Service Provides Relief to Venezuelan Refugees Good news this week for crypto users migrating from Venezuela to Colombia. The Panda Group, operators of Panda Exchange, announced a new service to alleviate some…

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France Creates G7 Taskforce to Examine Facebook’s Libra, Crypto Regulation

A G7 taskforce is being created to examine how central banks can regulate cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s libra, Reuters reported on June 21. Francois Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of France’s central bank, said: “We want to combine being open to innovation with firmness on regulation. This is in everyone’s interest.” Although Paris has said it is not against Facebook creating…

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Halt Libra? US Lawmakers Call for Hearings on Facebook’s Crypto

The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee wants Facebook to stop developing its new Libra cryptocurrency network – at least temporarily. Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt development of the Libra Network until hearings can be held. The move follows a letter written to her by her Republican counterpart, Representative Patrick…

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Binance Research: Facebook’s Libra Could Spark Additional Cryptocurrency Volume

Binance Research, the research arm of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, claims that Facebook’s Libra stablecoin could spark additional cryptocurrency volume in a post published on its blog on June 18. In the announcement concerning the release of the full report, Binance Research claims: “Libra could spark additional cryptocurrency volume due to increased accessibility from both…

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FT: US Regulator CFTC in Talks With Facebook Over Rumored Crypto Plans

United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is in talks with Facebook about its upcoming stablecoin launch, the Financial Times (FT) reported on June 2. Citing chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, the publication revealed that Facebook is attempting to smooth out the regulatory landscape ahead of the asset, currently dubbed GlobalCoin, allegedly going live…

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