France, Switzerland and Bank for International Settlements team up to test central bank digital currency
The Bank of France and National Bank of Switzerland, together with the Innovation Center of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), announced their participation in a project to test the central bank digital currency wholesale trading system (CBDC) called Project Jura.
Iranian law enforcement agencies confiscated 3,000 mining machines in the past week as part of their fight against illegal cryptocurrency mining businesses.
The US Department of Justice announced it managed to return the control over 63.7 bitcoins paid as a ransom by the operator of the Colonial Pipeline.
Former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, J. Christopher Giancarlo, spoke in favor of strengthening the regulation of the crypto industry.
El Salvador could become the first sovereign state in the world to accept bitcoin as legal tender. Salvadorian president attached a picture of himself with laser eyes to his tweet.
On June 3, the number of transactions on the bitcoin network dropped to 217,000. This is the minimum level since August 2018.
The head of the Federal Treasury of the Russian Federation admitted the possibility of paying taxes in the digital ruble. At the first stage, the new method will affect only individuals.
The administration of US President Joe Biden proposed obligatory data collecting on foreign crypto investors operating in the United States in order to prevent tax evasion.