Remittances to Low and Middle Income Countries in 2022 Up by 5% to $626 Billion — Latest World Bank Report – Economics Bitcoin News

Despite the headwinds that have dominated the year, remittances to low and middle-income countries in 2022 still grew by 5% to $626 billion, the World Bank Migration and Development Brief has said. Africa, where the cost of sending $200 averaged 7.8% in 2022, is the “most severely exposed to the concurrent crises.” Impact of the … Read more

ECB Considers Capping Digital Euro in Circulation at 4,000 per Capita, Panetta Reveals – Bitcoin News

With concerns about financial stability in mind, the European Central Bank (ECB) plans to limit digital euro holdings, according to Board Member Fabio Panetta. The plan is to have a maximum amount of digital cash in circulation similar to that of euro banknotes today, the official unveiled. Eurozone’s Central Bank to Keep Total Digital Euro … Read more

Circle launches euro-backed stablecoin EUROC

USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle Internet Financial is launching a fully-reserved stablecoin pegged to the euro, signaling to the market that demand for crypto foreign exchange services remains high despite recent industry turmoil.  Euro Coin, or EUROC, will be available for trading on June 30, Circle said Thursday in a statement that was shared with … Read more

ECB may cap digital euro at 1.5T tokens — Executive board member

Fabio Panetta, an executive board member of the European Central Bank, or ECB, proposed the central bank limit the total holdings of a digital euro in an effort to prevent the digital currency from being used as a form of investment. In a Wednesday speech for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the … Read more

U.S. dollar index retreats from 20 year highs — but will DXY topping spark a Bitcoin recovery?

The U.S. dollar index (DXY) retreated broadly from its prevailing bull run in the past two weeks, dropping by up to 3.20% after hitting its two-decade high of 105. Overvaluation risks grip dollar market Dollar’s correction in the last two weeks preceded twelve months of relentless buying. To recap, the greenback’s weight against the basket … Read more

ECB: One in ten households in eurozone population centers now own cryptocurrency

On Tuesday, the European Central Bank, or ECB, published the results of a new survey conducted in six eurozone areas; the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, and Germany. Together, approximately 10% of respondents from the surveyed countries said they own cryptocurrencies. Out of this group, only 6% of respondents said they own digital assets worth … Read more

Digital euro could come as soon as 2026 — ECB official

Fabio Panetta, an executive board member of the European Central Bank, or ECB, has said that a digital euro could come within four years, potentially designed with a person-to-person payment solution. In a Monday speech at the National College of Ireland, Panetta said the ECB could start the development and testing of solutions toward providing … Read more

Independent Russian News Site Meduza Raises Over $200,000 in Crypto – Bitcoin News

Pressure from the Kremlin and sanctions from the West have forced Russian news outlet Meduza to increasingly rely on cryptocurrency donations to fund its independent journalism. As the restrictions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine have prevented its Russian readers from contributing in fiat currency, the Riga-based website now accepts several digital coins. Meduza Pulls … Read more

ECB Favors Transparency Over Privacy in Digital Euro Design, Presentation Reveals – Finance Bitcoin News

The European Central Bank (ECB) leans toward a “transparent” digital euro over one that ensures a higher level of privacy for its users, a presentation devoted to the project has indicated. In the document, the monetary authority explores different privacy options for the eurozone’s digital fiat. User Anonymity Not Desirable for Digital Euro, ECB Says … Read more

Proposed digital euro designs lack privacy options, ECB presentation shows

Next to the fears of government overreach that the European Union’s ambitious digital euro project stirred, the main concern of the public is the prospective currency’s privacy framework. It appears that this worry might not be overblown after all: as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) latest presentation hints, user anonymity is not a desirable design … Read more