Due to poverty and stringent economic conditions, hundreds of able Africans seek better employment opportunities in Europe and Asia. However, the high taxes and unfavourable monetary policies of many African countries make home remittance expensive. Migrant workers from the African continent are turning to cryptocurrency to affordably send money home.
The legal status of cryptocurrency has been and still is very contentious worldwide, with some countries recognizing them as a medium of payment, while in others, mere ownership of crypto is enough to get you to prison. Will the increasing global attention to CBDCs change anything?
A number of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency holders in Israel have come out to request local banks unveil policies about digital currency accounts. They are seeking for legal action against traditional banking institutions for their snub to open accounts for clients wanting to deposit cash from digital asset sales. The bitcoin holders are now trying to demand the Bank of Israel and other local financial institutions to make their policies about cryptoasset.
Italy is considering starting smart parametric policies with automatic reimbursement based on blockchain, smart contract and distributed technology (DLT). The policies will cover the risks related to bad weather, delayed flights and lost luggage. Catholic University and Reply are developing a solution for the issuance of smart blockchain-based insurance policies.