The features presented by blockchain would be forcing central banks to adopt and use the technology on a large scale, but some governments including China, Jamaica, etc., don't want their central banks to use the tech in the issuance and distribution of their own state-backed central bank digital currency (CBDC).
China’s history on cryptocurrency is quite a controversial one. Most of the crypto users that became millionaires after 2017’s crypto-bubble were residing in China. The country’s mining pools dominated over 60% of the Bitcoin overall hashrate. Nevertheless, regulators are making every effort to stop the growth of the sector.
The USA has been the globe’s major player in practically all industries. No wonder that all nascent technologies find their home and development in the country. Cryptocurrency is not an exception. Despite its motherland being considered to be China, the first commercial transaction involving digital assets was made in the USA.
Numerous countries and health organizations around the world have been researching all possible ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Among other means is switching all possible activity including payment to the online mode.
As many countries are competing to see who will be the first to launch an effective working central bank digital currency (CBDC), China seems to be in the lead of this game. The country has carried out several trials of its digital yuan in different parts of the country.
It is more than 10 years since the first cryptocurrency appeared on earth. The emergence of crypto attracted varied reactions from the different countries of the world. Africa, the second-largest continent is especially lagging in crypto trading and mining. What challenges and opportunities lie on the way of crypto mining growth in Africa?
The forced digitizations of nearly all industries worldwide makes traditional players adjust and set standards for innovative solutions. Thus, the G20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) is set for developing a framework for adopting CBDC.