So, our traditional Sunday digest is the best about the world of cryptocurrencies in numbers, quotes and events.
On August 30, it became known that the Central Bank of Nigeria announced the emergence of the digital currency e-naira. And the very next day, the Barbados-based fintech company Bitt Inc. signed a contract to work as a technical partner to deploy e-naira CBN. Next, Singapore announced its possible participation in the event, as the Monetary Authority of Singapore shortlisted 15 participants in the Global CBDC Challenge to help build its own retail CBDC.
And on September 2, reports emerged that the central banks of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa announced a joint initiative called Project Dunbar to test international settlements using CBDC.
Meanwhile, in El Salvador, we recall, the first state to officially recognize bitcoin as a means of payment, a riot is brewing among pensioners. Local retirees and veterans took to the streets to protest the adoption of BTC as legal tender. Anti-bitcoiners went through the capital to express their concern that the asset would be used for retirement benefits and cited the volatile price of BTC. And it is unlikely that the pensions of residents of El Salvador are the same amount as for residents of, for example, Wyoming, where some of the retirees are already saving money in cryptocurrency.
CryptoPunks’ sales surpassed $ 305 million this week, and the company quite naturally signed a deal with the Hollywood agents of the United Talent Agency, also known as UTA. As part of the deal, UTA will represent CryptoPunks, Meebits and Autoglyphs Larva Labs in intellectual property transactions for television, films, video games, licensing and publishing. Our team still does not understand such a global interest in NFT CryptoPunks, but they are watching the process with interest.
This week, the cryptocurrency’s favorite social network, Twitter, announced that it was considering adding a bitcoin and ether tip feature for content creators on the platform.
According to leaked screenshots posted via Twitter on September 3, the latest update is considered part of Twitter’s “Tip Jar” feature and adds to reports made earlier this week that the company will provide a bitcoin tip for content creators. We have a lot to work on!
We give the closing remarks to today’s digest to Changpeng Zhao, CEO and Founder of Binance.
Binance is working to comply with regulatory requirements around the world after tightening control over the firm in recent months. Binance.US is reported to close a significant round of private funding over the next two months, allowing the firm to operate more independently of the global exchange.
Zhao said in an interview on September 1 that he is confident that the global cryptocurrency exchange will be able to weather the onslaught of regulators, and explained that the US subsidiary will move towards an IPO in the next three years.
“Binance.US is just going to do what Coinbase did,” Zhao said.
This early morning we wish you to spend your Sunday doing pleasant business, and return to us tomorrow