After an epic weekend rally that saw Bitcoin cross the $10,000 mark, the top cryptocurrency is currently trading at slightly below that mark at $9,800, down 3.2 percent on the day at the time of this taping. As opposed to previous volatility swings, this time analysts seem to be in agreement regarding the coin’s prospects going forward with most predicting huge increases.
The Coronavirus continues to take its toll on the business world, with Reuters reporting today that over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the disease. Among the postponements in the blockchain and digital assets space were Binance Blockchain Week, scheduled to take place in Vietnam later this month, Hong Kong Blockchain Week at the start of March and Token 2049, which was pushed back from March to October. One conference that is not canceling despite the health concerns is Blockchain Economy2020, set to take place in Istanbul on February 20-21. We spoke to the conference organizers and heard about their plans
Although the United States keeps claiming it is not in any hurry to launch a digital dollar, the rest of the world does not seem to be waiting (VO IN) Top global central banks scrambling to launch their state-backed digital currencies from Asia to Europe so today we focus on the Old Country - Namely Europe who may be making strides but at a continental pace.