The existing interaction between banks and cryptocurrency companies is not the best so far, and there are little to no efforts being put in place to address this issue. Some central banks are giving orders to other financial institutions not to deal in cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin. Bans and warnings have been issued by banks to keep away from using or trading cryptocurrencies.
The Central bank of Lebanon (BoL) is planning to release its state-backed digital currency known as digital pound. The bank is now the latest financial regulator to embrace the roll out of a central bank digital currency CBDC. The official launch is planned for 2021.
Privacy coins have been the lasting concern of the governments and financial authorities. Their enhanced anonymity features allow to use the coins for illegal purposes such as tax evasion, money-laundering, terrorism financing, drug trading, cryptojacking, etc.