China’s Congress Passes Cryptography Law, Effective Jan. 1, 2020

The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress in China has passed the cryptography law on Saturday and it will be effective on January 1, 2020, according to a Chinese media report. The announcement came one day after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call on the country to seize opportunities in blockchain technology. While China […]

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Dow Futures Brace for Volatile Week as Damages from U.S.-China Trade War Begin to Surface

Futures on the Dow and broader stock market rose sharply on Friday, but finished lower for the week as threats to U.S. and global economic health resurfaced. Volatility is likely to simmer near the surface next week as attention shifts to U.S.-China trade negotiations. For all the talk of progress, both countries remain far apart […]

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Resilient Dow Clings to 27,000 Despite Trump’s ‘Locked & Loaded’ Threat

The Dow took losses on Monday, but the stock market bellwether demonstrated its resilience in the face of Trump’s “locked and loaded” threat. | Source: Nicholas Kamm/Ho/AFP The Dow might not extend its eight-session winning streak into the new week, but the stock market bellwether is proving its resilience following a historic disruption to the […]

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3 Factors That Could Supercharge Dow Jones to Shatter Record Highs – CCN.com

The Dow Jones Industrial Average could be gearing up for another record run. | AP Photo / Richard Drew Following the unexpected decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to consider establishing a partial trade deal with China ahead of the new round of trade deal talks, the Dow Jones increased by around 500 points within […]

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Dow Eyes 7th Straight Win as US & China Back Away from Trade War Cliff

The Dow rose for the seventh straight day after the US & China each took steps to deescalate the trade war in preparation for the upcoming negotiations. | Source: Nicholas Kamm / AFP The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other major stock market indices crept closer to their all-time highs on Thursday after Beijing and […]

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Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could “Bypass Western Banking System”

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire says the U.S. lagging behind China’s development of a national digital currency could alter the way Western companies transfer payments. Speaking on the Global Coin Research podcast this week, Allaire said China is setting the pace in the development of a digital currency equivalent of its fiat currency, the renminbi, and […]

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Central Banks, Stablecoins and the Looming War of Currencies

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. This essay is presented as a part of No Closing Bell, a series leading up to Invest: Asia 2019 focused on how the Asian crypto markets are interacting with and impacting global investors. […]

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China’s Central Bank ‘Close’ to Launching Official Digital Currency

An official at China’s central bank has said the institution is nearing the launch of its digital currency. Speaking at an event in China over the weekend, Mu Changchun, deputy director of the payments unit at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), said its researchers have been hard at work since last year to complete the […]

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