Federal Reserve is to issue digital money

Fed officials voiced their opinions about cryptocurrency and stable money
30 November 2017   143

It was reported during a conference on November 29 that the Federal Reserve is planning to issue its own cryptocurrency. The president and CEO of the New York branch of the organization William Dudley declared that the Fed was excited of digital currency and tried to examine it. He also added that despite apparent interest to this social and economic phenomenon it was too early to say about introducing such ideas.

Dudley admitted that he understood the fact of immaturity of the plan and voiced concerns for safety of digital currency. Digital currency is, in his view, more risky than stable money.

But other officials are not so certain that idea of issuing of Fed’s own cryptocurrency can spring to life. As Patrick Harker, the President of Fed’s Philadelphia branch, said, using both digital and stable money is only matter of trust. He declared that the world used paper money because of belief that the government supports it.

Poland’s Central Bank Sponsored Anti-Crypto Campaign

The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to sponsoring a smear campaign against cryptocurrencies on social networks
21 February 2018   38

According to a Polish news portal, the anti-crypto campaign was orchestrated by Youtube blogger from Poland, Gamellon. For this campaign, the Central Bank of Poland had spent 91,000 Zloty (about $27,000).

At the time of writing this article, this video has over 500,000 views and has not been marked as a paid promotion.

Gamellon used the hashtag #uważajnakryptowaluty, which stands for a website set up by the Polish government to warn users about cryptocurrencies. According to this site, there are several reasons on why users should be wary of cryptocurrencies.

Another blogger Planeta Faktów published a sponsored video on their channel titled ’10 Differences between money and cryptocurrency that you need to know’. It also has the same hashtag, #uważajnakryptowaluty. But unlike Gamellon ’s video, this one has an ‘Includes Paid Promotion’ tag at the start of the video.

There is no law against cryptocurrencies in Poland. But it is illegal to create sponsored content without explicitly mentioning it.