World’s Most Valuable Banknote is Enough to buy 1 Bitcoin

The world’s most valuable banknote belongs to Brunei, one of the most centralized countries in the world and has one of the richest men alive printed on it
06 June 2018   1775

At press time Brunei’s B$10,000 count is equal roughly to $7,584. According to Bitcoin price Index, it is trading at about $7,700 after surging from about $7,611 in the last 24-hour period. There is a portrait of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on the bill, and it was issued in 2006. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the last absolute monarchs, is known as one of the richest men in the world, as reports suggest he is worth over $20 billion, thanks to the country’s vast oil and gas fields, which account for nearly all of its economy.

Brunei has less than half a million residents, and recently adopted strict Islamic sharia law, which drew criticism from different international rights groups. Last year in December the country’s central bank warned the citizens against cryptocurrencies. 

The Brunei dollar’s value corresponds to the Singaporean dollar. Singapore also had its own S$10,000, but, as reported earlier, discontinued it. High-denomination notes are being retired throughout the world, as these reportedly make it easier to conduct terrorism financing, money laundering, tax evasion and other illicit activities.

As reported in an article by International Monetary Fund (IMF), a briefcase with $100 bills would be 70% full, when a briefcase with Brunei’s largest note would only be 1,5% full. The article puts forward the supposition that being easy to transport makes these notes perfect for criminals. A resembling argument was also used in the past against the cryptocurrencies.

PBoC to Continue Anti-Crypto Propaganda

The regulator published a warning in its WeChat account called “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”
23 March 2020   318

The People's Bank of China has returned to criticism of cryptocurrencies amid a worsening economic situation in the world.

On March 22, the regulator published a large-scale warning in its WeChat account under the heading “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”. It describes three ways in which cryptocurrency service providers can mislead consumers.

First of all, the amount of fraud transactions with bots is serious. The average turnover rate of the top three overseas crypto currency exchanges is much higher than that of foreign licensed exchanges. Second, market manipulation exists in these exchanges where forced leveraged trading eventually causes the exchanges to explode. Third, money laundering is a big issue.


People's Bank of China

In addition, the Chinese Central Bank calls the opinion that Bitcoin may serve as a protective asset, erroneous. The regulator indicates its high volatility and recommends that citizens not follow the example of other investors and refuse to participate in cryptocurrency trading.