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Double Spend Attacks ‘Unrealistic’ on Large-Cap Blockchains: Bank of Canada

A newly-published study from the Bank of Canada on incentive-based mining has confirmed what many cryptocurrency supporters have long argued: the risk of double spend attacks is relatively low on high-hashrate networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum, though smaller networks may not be quite so safe. The study, which was conducted by Jonathan Chiu and Thorsten V. Koeppel, applied game theory ...

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Ban U-Turn? India’s Central Bank Admits Cryptocurrency Regulation is Necessary

In a first, India’s central bank has called for the regulation of the domestic cryptocurrency sector during Friday’s hearing at the Supreme Court, weeks after enforcing a banking ban against crypto companies. Earlier in April, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a circular that forbade all financial institutions – banks included – from offering services to businesses in the ...

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Central Bank Digital Currencies ‘Will Reshape Competition’ in Crypto Market

A study on issues of competition in fintech, commissioned by the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), was published July 20. It found that central bank-issued digital currencies could be a “remedy” for a lack of competition policy in the crypto sector: “The arrival of permissioned cryptocurrencies promoted by banks, even by central banks, will reshape the ...

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Bank of Canada Study Finds Double Spending in Blockchain is ‘Unrealistic’

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has published a study on the “incentive compatibility” of blockchain technology this week, finding that double spending is an “unrealistic” outcome. The new BoC study focuses on a proof-of-work (PoW) protocol for blockchain technology, modelling the behaviors of a “honest miner” and a “dishonest miner.” The Canadian bank’s researchers modelled a system to check whether ...

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Reserve Bank of India Urges Supreme Court to Regulate Crypto

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has urged the country’s Supreme Court to regulate cryptocurrencies, local news outlet the Financial Express reports July 21. In April of this year, the RBI announced it will stop providing services to businesses or persons dealing with cryptocurrencies, citing high risks. The RBI’s senior advocate Shyam Divan told a bench led ...

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Bank Broker TP Icap Eyes Entry into Cryptocurrency Sector

Interdealer broker TP Icap, one of the world’s largest institutions within the financial, energy, and commodities markets, is about to approach virtual currencies. It has set up a working group for the purpose of analyzing the best way to enter the burgeoning market and ecosystem. In 2017, the company had a revenue of $1.76 billion. TP Icap Sets Up Working Group to ...

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Vietnam’s Central Bank Approves Call to Suspend Import of Cryptocurrency Miners

Vietnam is closing in on a sweeping move to – temporarily – ban the import of ASIC cryptocurrency mining equipment after the central bank approved the proposed plan. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank, is in agreement with a government ministry’s proposal to suspend imports of cryptocurrency miners, local publication Vietnam News reported on Thursday. As ...

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HSBC Global Head of Digital Says the Bank Is ‘Cautiously Looking’ at Crypto Investment

Global Head of Digital at HSBC, Josh Bottomley, said that the bank is “cautiously looking” at cryptocurrency use cases, Forbes reported July 19. In an interview with Forbes, Bottomley said that HSBC is “cautiously looking into this area [cryptocurrencies],” when asked about the bank’s approach to the crypto. Bottomley further explained that “there’s a use case when you have a ...

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