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Concerns are growing surrounding Iran’s use of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero – and soon, their own native cryptocurrency – to evade economic sanctions put in place by the U.S., prompting FinCEN to issue an advisory on the topic. FinCEN on Iran’s Exploitation of Financial Markets The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an…
The European Central Bank (ECB) is not issuing a digital currency any time soon, according to President Mario Draghi. He’s argued that the blockchain technology is not mature enough for such a level of responsibility and physical cash remains widely used within the monetary union. ECB Studies Potential Issuance of Central Bank Digital Currency In…