Putin Orders the Issue of Russia’s National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble (news.bitcoin.com)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered the issue of the national cryptocurrency, the “cryptoruble.” The Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media has revealed some details of this new currency.
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PBOC Director Advocates State-Issued Cryptocurrency (news.bitcoin.com)

The Director of The People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) Digital Currency Research Institute, Yao Qian, has announced his determination that the issuance of a state-owned digital currency is necessary in order to “fundamentally guarantee the market position of… [China’s] currency”, as reported by Chinese media outlet, Yicai.
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PR: What’s Killing Cryptocurrency at the Point-Of-Sale and How Graft Can Prevent It (news.bitcoin.com)

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