Tag Archives: Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Won’t Do a Lehman Collapse

In an interview with Channel News Asia, Sopnendu Mohanty – chief of financial technology at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s central bank, opined bitcoin will not cause a global financial crisis in the event of a price collapse. The central bank official insisted global regulators are “getting serious about this whole cryptocurrency market”, suggesting authorities would step in with regulations when bitcoin markets continue to grow globally.

In October, the head of Singapore’s central bank insisted that bitcoin itself didn’t need any oversight as a cryptocurrency. Instead, MAS chief Ravi Menon insisted a regulator’s focus ought to be on the abuse of cryptocurrencies for illicit financing and other illegal activities. “So, those [regulatory] requirements apply to the activity around cryptocurrency, rather than the cryptocurrency itself,” Menon said at the time.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-wont-lehman-collapse-singapore-central-bank-fintech-chief/

Robinhood-Fueled Rally Stalls, Bitcoin in Red

Cryptocurrency prices went south on Monday after Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced that it may conduct on-site inspections of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges in response to Coincheck’s $530 million hack. The Bitcoin price led the retreat with a five percent decline, and most other top-tier coins followed suit.

As a rule, Japan has been very welcoming to the nascent cryptocurrency industry, and favorable regulatory policies have enabled the country to become one of the ecosystem’s central hubs.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-price-slips-into-the-red-as-robinhood-fueled-rally-stalls/