Category Archives: Banking

Nasdaq to Launch Bitcoin Futures Market

The world’s second largest stock exchange Nasdaq is planning to introduce a Bitcoin futures market within the first quarter of 2019. Sources told Bloomberg that Nasdaq has been cooperating with the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to receive regulatory approval to operate as a compliant cryptocurrency futures market operator. Continue reading Nasdaq to Launch Bitcoin Futures Market

Malaysia Central Bank has Final Say on Cryptocurrency Issuance

Malaysia has indicated that the country’s central bank has the last word regarding the introduction of new cryptocurrencies. According to the Minister of Finance, Lim Guan Eng, the country’s central bank Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), will have to be consulted regarding cryptocurrency projects as the final decision rests with the apex bank. Continue reading Malaysia Central Bank has Final Say on Cryptocurrency Issuance

Bank of Thailand Governor: No Central Bank Digital Currency Within 3-5 Years

Thai citizens will have to be patient in the wait for a retail central bank digital currency that will save them from carrying cash around. According to the governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT), Veerathai Santiprabhob, plans to switch from cash to a digital currency will not happen within the ‘next 3-5 years’. This is because the process of creating a central bank digital currency (CBDC) ‘is not easy’ and is time-consuming due to the complex nature of the monetary system. Continue reading Bank of Thailand Governor: No Central Bank Digital Currency Within 3-5 Years