Canada’s Conservatives pick populist in bid to oust Trudeau’s Liberals

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Canada’s Conservatives on Saturday picked Pierre Poilievre, a veteran parliamentarian who has promoted bitcoin as way to fight inflation, to spearhead the party’s bid to oust the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Poilievre, 43, won leadership in the first round … Read more

A year on, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling

CONCHAGUA, El Salvador, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A year after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender, the area where the world’s first cryptocurrency city was meant to be built – a circular metropolis powered by a volcano – is still dense jungle. President Nayib Bukele had promised that “Bitcoin City” would be a tax … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin beats the heat in a jumpin’ July

A representation of virtual currency bitcoin and a U.S. one dollar banknote are seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 2 (Reuters) – It’s been a good month for bitcoin – and we haven’t said that … Read more

Global regulators back ‘same risk, same regulation’ for stablecoins

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Major stablecoins must comply with the same safeguards as traditional forms of payments, global regulators said on Wednesday, tightening controls over a battered crypto sector. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to have a stable value relative to traditional currencies, or to a commodity, to avoid the volatility that makes bitcoin and … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, U.S. crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more

Cryptoverse: Crypto lenders face a DeFi drubbing

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Crypto lending may not be down and out, but it’s certainly on the ropes. Crypto lenders have boomed over … Read more

Kenya, Nigeria central bankers criticise crypto, tout digital currencies

June 10 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies pose risks to financial stability, but central bank digital currencies could solve problems such as bringing the poor into the financial system or cutting transaction costs, Kenyan and Nigerian central bankers said on Friday. Nigeria’s eNaira digital currency, introduced last October, is a boon for inclusion, Kingsley Obiora, deputy governor … Read more