The Reserve Bank of India is considering a phased plan to implement a digital rupee, and the Central Bank of Nigeria aims to launch a digital naira pilot in October.
The Palestinian Monetary Authority is planning to examine the feasibility of a digital currency. But local economic observers are cautious about its implementation.
Rumours have been doing the rounds for days that Paraguay will follow suit after El Salvador became the first country to use cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin sells for around $28,890, a level last seen at the beginning of the year, with analysts citing Chinese efforts to curb trading and mining operations.
US Justice Department says it has recovered more than half of $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced shutdown of major US fuel network.
"Quantum" by Kevin McCoy, a simple geometric animation, is the first known non-fungible token, according to auction house Sotheby's.
Bitcoin fell to less than half the record value it reached last month before climbing back over $39,500, still above its level at the start of the year.
Ether, the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation after bitcoin, climbed to $4,372.35, eclipsing its previous record hit on Monday, and was last up 2%.
Dogecoin was quoted as low as $0.416 on crypto exchange Binance, down 36 percent from levels around $0.65 before Elon Musk called it a 'hustle' during his guest-host spot on the "Saturday Night Live."
Turkey’s unregulated crypto market has come under closer scrutiny by the government, as it begins to tighten restrictions and float a tax regime.
The latest spike in the price of meme-based cryptocurrency is fuelled by renewed endorsements by the billionaires and listings on eToro and Gemini exchanges.
A presidential decree makes “crypto asset service providers” in Turkey responsible for seeing their assets are not used illegally.
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