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a Stablecoin Gets Sharia Certified, the IMF Considers Central Bank Digital Currencies

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Swiss Crypto Firm X8 AG Receives Islamic Finance Certification for Sharia-Compliant Stablecoin Swiss-based fintech firm X8 AG has received a certification from the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) for its Ethereum-based stablecoin. According to the X8 director and co-founder, the ETH-based crypto asset is…

IMF Head Makes Case for Central Bank Digital Currencies In Recent Speech

With contributing reporting from Jimmy Aki. Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), suggested a new course of action for central banks around the world: turn their fiat currencies digital. The IMF chair gave a speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival on November 14, 2018, titled “Winds of Change: The New Case for Digital Currency.” In it, Lagarde stated, “I believe we should consider the possibility to issue digital currency. There may be a role for the state to supply money to the digital economy.” She continued to…

$3 Billion Deleted From Crypto Market as Big Digital Assets Perform Poorly

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market has seen a drop of $3 billion from $212 billion to $209 billion, as major cryptocurrencies including Stellar (XLM) and Cardano (ADA) have fallen by 3 to 6 percent. Peculiarly, Stellar and Cardano are amongst three cryptocurrencies alongside Zcash that are expected to be integrated into Coinbase, the world’s fourth-largest fiat-to-crypto exchange behind Bitfinex, Bithumb, and Upbit. Why are Stellar and Cardano Falling? Prior to their listing, Basic Attention Token (BAT) and 0x (ZRX) recorded gains in the range…

Venezuela to Present Petro at OPEC as the ‘Digital Currency for Oil’

Venezuela is hoping the world’s oil markets will start using its controversial national cryptocurrency, the petro. Manuel Quevedo, the country’s minister of petroleum and the president of state-owned oil company PDVSA, announced in a tweet on Wednesday, that Venezuela will take petro to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2019, as the “main digital currency backed by oil.” Another PDVSA tweet shows a news clip of Quevedo talking on the subject, captioned with the quote: “Petro will become the digital currency of oil transactions worldwide; we will present…

Israel’s Central Bank ‘Not Recommended’ to Issue Own Digital Currency

An Israeli study group exploring digital currency options has recommended that the country’s central bank not issue its own token, a press release confirmed Nov. 6. The interdepartmental team, set up in November 2017 by the governor of the Bank of Israel to “examine the issue of central bank digital currencies [CBDCs],” revealed its findings in a full report this week. “Central banks around the world are examining the possibility of issuing digital currency and/or using distributed technologies in the payment systems, but no advanced economy has yet issued digital…

Announcing the GDAX Digital Asset Framework – The Coinbase Blog

We are excited to release the GDAX Digital Asset Framework. We believe the number of digital currencies and tokens will continue growing and contribute to creating an open financial system. To support this growth, GDAX will add assets which align with this framework and promote our mission of creating an open financial system for the world. The digital asset ecosystem has experienced significant growth over the last year. Since January 1, 2017, the total market capitalization of all digital assets has increased nearly 10x to reach a current valuation of…