Libra 協會迴應七國集團：Libra 可與央行數字貨幣共存 !
Libra 官方推特剛剛表示，七國集團（G7）的報告肯定了像 Libra 這樣的穩定幣是數字貨幣的未來，它爲監管框架的發展提供了一條道路。Libra 可以與央行數字貨幣共存。備註：此前援引 BBC 的報道稱，七國集團（G7）的一份報告警告稱，在未充分解決監管等挑戰之前，任何穩定幣項目都不應開始運營。此外，據路透社報道，該報告還指出，當局應將有關支付和反洗錢以及資本市場和銀行標準的現行規則適用於穩定幣。此外，央行應考慮發行自己的數字貨幣。
Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency faced a new hurdle on Thursday when the Group of Seven wealthy nations said such “stablecoins” should not be allowed to launch until the profound international risks they pose are addressed.
When launched on a wide scale, stablecoins – digital currencies usually backed by traditional money and other assets – could threaten the world’s monetary system and financial stability, a G7 working group said in a report to finance ministers gathered in Washington for the IMF and World Bank fall meetings.
The emerging technology, which like other cryptocurrencies is at present mostly unregulated, could also hinder cross-border efforts to deal with money laundering and terror financing, and throw up problems for cyber security, taxation and privacy, the report said.
“The G7 believes that no global stablecoin project should begin operation until the legal, regulatory and oversight challenges and risks” are addressed, said the task force, which is chaired by European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure.
“Private sector entities that design stablecoin arrangements are expected to address a wide array of legal, regulatory and oversight challenges and risks,” the report added.
The report underscores concern among global policymakers about stablecoins such as Libra, and presents a further headache for Facebook’s project after a chastening week.
Amid sharp regulatory scrutiny, the 21 firms backing Libra pledged on Monday to forge ahead with the project, shrugging off the defection of a quarter of its original members, including payments giants Visa and Mastercard, this month.
Bitpanda 推出新服務 Bitpanda Pay！
維也納加密貨幣交易所 Bitpanda 推出了一項名爲 Bitpanda Pay 的服務，該服務允許用戶直接從 Bitpanda 賬戶轉到歐盟銀行賬戶，並支付賬單。Bitpanda Pay 由 Bitpanda Payments 運營，後者是 Bitpanda 的授權子公司。該交易所於 2019 年 4 月獲得了支付服務提供商許可證（PSD2）。
Viennese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda has launched Bitpanda Pay, a service designed to let users transfer funds directly from their Bitpanda accounts into EU bank accounts and to pay their bills.
Announced in an official blog post on October 16, 2019, the new service lets customers send funds from their exchange accounts to any International Bank Account Number (IBAN), the standard numbering system for bank accounts in Europe. With Bitpanda Pay, users can also settle their bills in fiat and send money to others.
Bitpanda Pay is run by Bitpanda Payments, a licensed subsidiary of Bitpanda. The exchange was granted a payment service provider license (PSD2) in April 2019.
“We want to act as the missing link to make digital assets spendable anywhere our users want,” Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad, one of the co-managing directors of Bitpanda Payments GmbH, said at the time. “With the license, we are a first mover in Europe to offer convenient and innovative features and services.”
To transfer funds through Bitpanda Pay, Bitpanda users are required to go through a separate verification process in addition to the steps they took to acquire a verified Bitpanda account. This includes using a smartphone to receive a Bitpanda Pay verification code.
美國參議員 Mike Rounds 在給 Libra 協會成員 Anchorage 信託公司總裁的一封信中表示支持 Libra，他對美國正在創新支付技術方面落後於世界其他地區表示擔憂。Round 指出，中國去年有 80％的消費者使用移動支付系統，而美國僅爲 10％。Rounds 稱，美國的支付行業仍處於起步階段，因此令人困惑的是，他的同事們會對 Facebook 創建 Libra 穩定幣產生如此敵意。
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds wrote to Nathan McCauley, president of crypto custodian company Anchorage Trust, where he expressed his concerns that other parts of the world are “dwarfing” the United States in innovative payment technologies.
The Senator points to the people’s Republic of China, where 80% of consumers used mobile payment systems last year, compared to only 10% in the U.S. According to the Senator, the payment industry in the U.S. is still in its infancy and it is therefore bewildering that his colleagues would react with such hostility to the creation of Facebook’s Libra stablecoin. Rounds wrote to McCauley:
"It is profoundly disappointing that my colleagues chose to address your peers in such an ominous tone, which I fear may put a chill on innovation in the long run."
Innovation in securities
The Senator called the negative reactions toward the creation and launch of Libra "puzzling" considering the antiquity of the legal framework in the U.S. Rounds claims that there is no clear legal way to decide whether a cryptocurrency is a security or not, while the only legal foundation they do have is rooted in an outdated Securities Act of 1933, adding:
"That law was written more than half a century before computers and the internet were created, more than two decades before Hawai'i was admitted to the Union, a decade before the jet engine was developed, and in a period of time in which 90 percent of rural America lacked electricity.”
Rounds concluded his letter by thanking Anchorage for its perseverance and willingness to “take risks to improve the lives of Americans and neighbors across the globe.”
末日博士 Nouriel Roubini 在倫敦舉行的 CC 論壇會議上表示，金融科技革命正在解決金融體系的一些低效率問題。金融科技革命與加密或區塊鏈幾乎沒有任何關係，而是人工智能、大數據和物聯網的結合。他認爲加密貨幣是一個錯誤的名詞，不是會計單位，不是付款方式，也不是價值的存儲。比特幣公牛和資深的華爾街交易員 Tone Vays 同意 Roubini 對傳統金融問題的評估，但是他認爲比特幣是解決方案。Vays 還稱，除了 Craig Wright （澳本聰）以外，我們都是中本聰。
A panel of some of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents and detractors has wrapped up at the CC Forum conference in London.
Nouriel Roubini, Brock Pierce, Bobby Lee, Tone Vays and Craig Wright debated the future of Bitcoin, altcoins, fintech and finance.
Roubini began the conference with a bang, offering his signature take on Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
The economist says he’s no defender of the current financial status quo. But he thinks the fintech revolution will ultimately have nothing to do with crypto assets.
“I’m not a defender of the traditional financial system. I wrote a whole book analyzing the role the financial system had in the financial crisis. Excessive leverage, excessive de-staking. Not enough coverage. Not enough liquidity. So I’m the first critic of it.
The question is, what are the solutions to it? I would say that some of the inefficiencies of the financial system are being addressed by what I call the fintech revolution. The fintech revolution has pretty much nothing to do with crypto or blockchain. It’s a combination of AI, big data and IoT…
With Bitcoin, you can do five transactions per second when Visa can do 25,000 transactions per second. You have things in China like Alipay or WeChat Pay that billions of people use every day for transactions… There’s a lot of talk within blockchain and crypto about revolutionizing financial intermediation.
Cryptocurrecy is a misnomer. They’re not a unit of account; they’re not a means of payment; they’re not a store of value. If for every good and service I have to use a different token, I don’t know the relative price of two goods. I have to be able to have a single numerer to know the price of a can of Coke as opposed to a can of Pepsi. If there is a Coke coin and a Pepsi coin, it’s chaos.
歐洲一家機場過半計算機系統感染 Monero 挖礦惡意軟件 !
歐洲一家國際機場的計算機系統中有超過 50% 被發現感染了 Monero 加密挖礦軟件。該加密劫持攻擊由 Cyberbit 團隊發現。他們表示，儘管所有工作站都配備了行業標準的防病毒軟件，但在安裝 Cyberbit EDR 前，該惡意軟件可能已經使用了數月。幸運的是，除了影響受感染系統的整體性能並導致功耗增加之外，並沒有影響機場的運營。
More than 50% of all computing systems at a European international airport were recently found to be infected with a Monero cryptominer linked to the Anti-CoinMiner campaign Zscaler spotted during August 2018.
The cryptojacking attack was discovered by Cyberbit’s Endpoint Detection and Response team while deploying their security solution whose behavioral engine subsequently detected suspicious activity on some airport systems.
"The malware may have been used for months prior to the installation of Cyberbit EDR, although all workstations were equipped with an industry-standard antivirus," said Cyberbit.
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