PBoC to create state-sponsored cryptocurrency

Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute at PBoC makes some remarks regarding a centralized  state-sponsored cryptocurrency
14 October 2017   1561

PBoC's relatioships with cryptocurrencies have been quite tough lately. Thus, due to the whole China-against-Bitcoin thing, the top cryptocurrency price has fallen. On top of that, according to undisclosed sources, the Chinese government has officially decided to crack down on all Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading, not just commercial exchanges.

For now, it seems like China is going to go in another direction. On October 12th, Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute at the People's Bank of China (PBoC), Yao Qian, made remarks regarding a centralized  state-sponsored cryptocurrency. Please, note, that  this is Yao's personal opinion and should not be interpreted as an official stance of the PBoC.

Based on a translation of the report provided by ethnews.com, the man claims that a legal digital currency has a stable monetary value function, and a state-backed currency would provide advantages over Bitcoin, which he referres to as a "private currency." He speculates that a state-sponsored cryptocurrency would create tangible economic values, helping to stabilize the relative position of fiat currencies in the marketplace.

The value of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin primarily comes from market speculation. It would be a disaster to recognize it as a real currency. And the lack of an anchoring value inherently determines that bitcoin can never be a real one.
 

Yao Qian
Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute at PBoC

Yao also argues that the inherent volatility of Bitcoin "diminishes its capacity to serve as feasible currency".

According to Yao, by creating what would effectively be negative interest rates, it may be possible for the PBoC to reduce its target inflation rate to zero, rather than using an inflation buffer (typically 2 percent).

The whole crytpocurrency society continues to wait and see whether the opinions of Yao will result in policies to be handed down by regulators and the PBoC.

Bitmain to Launch Mining Centre in Texas

According to the company's plans, the farms capacity can reach 300 MW, which will make it the largest in the world
21 October 2019   30

Bitmain has completed the construction of a 50 MW mining center in Rockdale, Texas.

In the future, the farm's capacity can reach 300 MW, which will make it the largest in the world, according to Bitmain.

The company will create new jobs in the region. Together with local authorities, the company also organizes training for specialists in the field of blockchain technology and the maintenance of data centers.