President of Central Bank of Peru Criticizes Crypto, Citing Lack of Intrinsic Value and Climate Change – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Julio Velarde, the president of the Central Bank of Peru, attacked the value of cryptocurrencies and referred to negative effects they are said to have on the environment. In a recent interview with local media, Velarde said the Bank did not consider bitcoin a payment method. Instead, Velarde referred to it as a “highly volatile financial asset,” that people purchase for this volatility risk. President of Bank of Peru Blasts Crypto Julio Velarde, the president of the Central Bank of Peru, recently shared his opinion and the…

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Central Bank Governor Says Kenya’s Position on Cryptocurrencies Has Not Changed – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Kenya’s position on cryptocurrencies is still unchanged the governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Patrick Njoroge has said. Njoroge latest remarks come as Kenya continues to cement its position as one of the countries on the African continent that has the highest adoption of cryptocurrencies. CBK’s New Stance of Cryptocurrencies to Be Unveiled Soon The governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Patrick Njoroge, has said Kenya’s stance on cryptocurrencies remains unchanged. Njoroge, who made the comments soon after the CBK’s monetary policy announcement, revealed however…

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Zanzibar Government Keen to Get Stakeholders’ View on Cryptocurrencies – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Zanzibar is keen on getting stakeholders’ views on the viability of adopting digital currencies before a final decision is made, a government minister has said. The Importance of Getting the Views of Stakeholders In his remarks during an interview with The Citizen, Mudrick Soraga, who is the Minister of State, revealed his government is planning to meet stakeholders in the third week of November. Soraga also explained why such a meeting is necessary. He said: We are seeking views on the matter before deciding whether it is viable or…

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Tanzania Central Bank Heeding Call to Prepare for Crypto, Economists Express Reservations – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] While the Bank of Tanzania (BOT) executives continue to reiterate the central bank’s willingness to heed the government’s call to prepare for cryptocurrencies, some economists insist Tanzania lacks the resources needed for it to adopt such digital currencies. Economists: Tanzania an Unsuitable Candidate In their views, published by the Citizen following the BOT’s latest update, Tanzania’s cryptocurrency opponents argue that a lack of resources makes it “difficult to participate in worldwide trade.” For instance, the Citizen report quotes Haji Semboja, a professor at the State University of Zanzibar, who…

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Study Findings Show 83.7% of Luno Users Are Bullish on Bitcoin’s Resurgence – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] About 83.7% of those surveyed by Luno in a recent study believe the price of bitcoin will rise significantly in the next few months. In fact, 59.4% of the more bullish respondents are expecting the leading crypto to rise to as much as $100,000. Bullish Beyond Bitcoin These are the findings of Luno’s Q3 Customer Sentiment Survey that was conducted between August 20 and September 20. A total of 1,870 customers of Luno cryptocurrency exchange from South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the U.K. participated in the study. Aside from…

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Annual US Dollar Remittances to Nigeria Surge to $34 Billion but Forex Woes Persist – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] According to a report, the value of annual dollar remittances by Nigerians working abroad has surged to $34 billion, a figure that easily surpasses the previous record-high of $25 billion. Still, a large portion of the funds doesn’t seem to be entering domestic forex markets. Target Attained Two Years Ahead of Schedule The increase, which has been attributed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s “naira for dollar” incentive scheme, once again highlights the growing importance of diaspora remittances to Africa’s most populated country. As Biodun Adedipe, an economist…

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Brazilian Federal Police Launch Nationwide Operation Against Crypto-Related Money Laundering – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] The Brazilian Federal Police launched Operation Compliance, a probe against cryptocurrency-related money laundering crimes last week. The probe resulted in the execution of several seizure warrants across the country, involving 150 federal policemen active in five different cities. Operation Compliance came about by way of an investigation that identified cryptocurrency-related money laundering crimes on the internet starting in 2018. Brazilian Police Fight Crypto Money Laundering The Brazilian Federal Police were deployed last week to scrutinize several locations that were allegedly linked to cryptocurrency-related money laundering operations. This…

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Bank of Ghana Selects German Technology Firm as Partner for CBDC Project – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] The Bank of Ghana (BOG) says it has signed an agreement with Giesecke Devrient (GD) to implement a pilot central bank digital currency (CBDC) project. This pilot CBDC, which is a precursor to the e-cedi digital currency, is set to be tested with banks, payment service providers, merchants, consumers and other relevant stakeholders. Learning From the Trial Phase In a press release, the Ghanaian central bank says GD will provide the technology and a solution that suits Ghana’s requirements. The press statement adds that during the trial phase, a…

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El Salvador Bitcoin Emerging Economies

[ad_1] The green shadow cast by the U.S. dollar on developing countries is being lifted. In El Salvador, it’s now approaching high noon. Growing up in El Salvador during its civil war, I never thought I would witness my home country filled with so much hope for the future, let alone leading the way for others. The government’s recently passed law making bitcoin legal tender is set to take effect on September 7 — making it the first country in the world to do so. The catalyst behind the bold…

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Kenyan Regulator Commends Its Regulatory Sandbox— Says the Test Phase Enables It to Have Interactions With Innovators – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

[ad_1] According to a new report published by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya, the country’s regulatory sandbox has now received 24 applications, queries, and proposals since March 2019. From this total, only seven firms have been admitted into the sandbox, and “a few more (are now) in the final stages of review.” However, just two out of the seven admitted firms have completed their testing phase and plan to roll out the products soon. Regulator and Innovator Rapport Meanwhile, the CMA concedes that this regulatory sandbox had afforded…

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