Russian media outlet Tass recently reported that the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) was preparing to launch its own blockchain-based digital currency. In a press release, the bank has denied those claims, including reporting that suggested that it had partnered with blockchain firm Universa and planned to host its digital dinar on that company’s blockchain.
Former European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet had some harsh words for cryptocurrency over the weekend, the South China Morning Post reports. Trichet noted that he’s opposed to Bitcoin and suggested that cryptocurrency should not represent the future of money.
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz will be launching a new course for entrepreneurs who want to create cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, CNBC reports. The firm announced the news on Friday. The fund’s co-head, Chris Dixon, told CNBC that the project will offer entrepreneurs a “new way” to build their startups”
Tunisia is reportedly gearing up to move some of its national currency to a blockchain platform, creating its own central bank digital currency, Russian news outlet Tass reported this week. The digital dinar will be backed by paper currency and will include anti-counterfeit features.
The United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea is accusing North Korea of laundering cyber currency through a blockchain-based shipping and logistics firm in Hong Kong. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, the money laundering scheme is part of North Korea’s broader efforts to evade U.S. and international sanctions.