The European Central Bank has just announced that it has reached the investigative stage of its digital euro project. If successful, the European Union would be the largest economic bloc to implement a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project. The progress made by the European Central Bank is a step towards a "CBDC era".
India is leading the way in cryptocurrency investment over the past 12 months, despite tough regulatory threats in the country. Investment in digital currencies began to rise in the middle of last year (2020) as the Kovid 19 pandemic spread at a rapid pace.
It is becoming a norm in Africa for founders of cryptocurrency exchanges to lure investors to store and multiply their fortune in bitcoin and other forms of digital currencies through their exchanges and then suddenly run away with all the money.
Despite Africa being the poorest continent on earth with most people living below the poverty line, the continent is out to prove the world wrong when it comes to digital financial technology. The transaction volume of cryptocurrencies is growing steadily, and Nigeria is leading Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) innovation in Africa.
As the month-long skyrocketing of the digital currency market continues, Elon Musk the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has come out to refute claims that he is a person behind the current bitcoin pump-and-dump scheme in early 2021.
The cryptocurrency market has lost over $849 billion in the past month but this has not threatened some of the investors. About 81% of the cryptocurrency investors have remained more sanguine despite this dramatic market downtrend.
There has been a significant increase in the use of digital currencies ever since Covid-19 pandemic started. However, scammers have taken advantage of the pandemic to scam cryptocurrency users, investors and other innocent people. Last week alone, an investor in the UK lost more than $283,200 through a cryptocurrency scam.
In the past 7 days, the entire digital currency market managed to dip from $1.662 trillion to $1.603T, indicating a sharp fall of about 4.06%. The 7d prices of all the top 5 out of 50 tokens in the world are trading in the red. Nevertheless, the largest coin by market cap managed to surge by about 8% in one week.