UK Treasury and Bank of England Consider Digital Currency

The Bank of England and the Treasury announced they were creating a task force to consider the potential risks and benefits associated with implementing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The task force will be jointly led by Sir Jon Cunliffe and Katharine Braddick. Sir Jon Cunliffe is the Bank’s deputy governor for financial stability. Katherine Braddick is the Treasury’s director general of financial services.

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PayPal Sparks a New Cryptocurrency Trend for the Digital Wallet

The digital payment giant PayPal (PYPL) announced on October 21st that it is expanding its market by allowing its 346 million worldwide users to use their digital wallet to buy, hold, and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Starting in 2021, PayPal users will also use their cryptocurrency as a payment method to PayPal’s 26 million merchants.

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