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The crypto markets are seeing mixed signals today, with all the top ten coins evenly divided between losses and gains.
The price of bitcoin is up a fraction of a percent on the day and is trading at around $4,030. The most popular coin has been trading in sideways above the $4,000 level for that past ten days.
Pauline Adam Kalfon, a blockchain and financial services partner at PwC France, said that the central bank of France is unlikely to issue its own digital currency because it would be complex to deploy.
According to Kalfon, while several recommendations have been made to further investigate the idea of issuing its own digital currency,
Arthur Hayes, co-founder and CEO of crypto trading platform BitMEX, said that while bitcoin is currently witnessing depressed volumes, volatility, and price, the most popular coin will get back to the $10,000 price point this year.
In a newsletter published last week,
Mercado Livre, the largest e-commerce company in Latin America, has reportedly banned the promotion of cryptocurrency-related ads on its platform.
Based in Argentina, Merado Livre operates online marketplaces dedicated to e-commerce and online auctions. Merado Livre is Latin America’s most popular e-commerce site by number of visitors.
Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), said that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) could undermine both financial stability and monetary policy-making.
In a speech in Dublin last week, Carstens talked about the risks of central banks issuing their own digital currencies to the general public.
Nonprofit organization The Tor Project is now accepting donations in nine major cryptocurrencies.
Founded by computer scientists Roger Dingledine, Nick Mathewson and five others, The Tor Project is primarily responsible for maintaining software for the Tor anonymity network, a free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication.
Japanese financial services giant SBI Group has established a new company that will manufacture crypto mining chips and systems.
Called SBI Mining Chip (SBIMC), the new company will be working with an unnamed large semi-conductor enterprise in the US to manufacture mining chips and develop mining systems.
Social trading network eToro has added support for Tron (TRX), bringing the total number of crypto assets available on its platform to 15.
Founded in 2007, eToro is a regulated global brokerage firm for trading cryptocurrencies, stocks, commodities, ETFs and more.
Based In Chicago, Seed CX claims to be the first licensed crypto exchange to offer institutional trading and settlement for both spot market and derivatives regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).