North Korea is reportedly in the early developmental stages of its own digital asset. The country hopes to use this to get around international sanctions that affect them.
The CBOE has withdrawn its proposal for a Bitcoin ETF, just a few weeks before the SEC’s deadline.
The government of Catalonia has announced its plans to create a decentralized project for identification of its citizens, widening their access to certain services. The project will also be available to citizens outside of the region.
Burundi has banned trading of virtual currencies for all of its citizens. According to report, this was done because the government has no control or regulation of the sector.
According to a report published by Binance, the launch and distribution of the PBoC’s CBDC will be a two-tier system from the central bank to commercial banks and to the retail market at large.
Contrary to several reports in the media recently, China will not be launching its digital currency this November. This has been reported by Global Times, a local newspaper backed by China’s Communist Party.
An official with the Venezuelan government has disclosed that a platform for transacting with the country’s cryptocurrency – Petro – has been officially released.
Australia’s primary exchange company has signed an agreement to build a new distributed ledger platform to replace the current system being used. This is expected to be completed by 2021.