Thursday, August 30: following the week’s brief uptick, crypto markets are today seeing widespread corrections, with the top ten coins by market cap losing between 1.5 and 5 percent on the day. All but 13 minor alts among the top 100 ranked cryptos are in the red, as Coin360 data shows.
India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI), has confirmed the creation of an inter-departmental group tasked with analyzing the feasibility of issuing a rupee-backed central bank digital currency (CBDC), the Economics Times reports August 30.
Reuters has today, August 30, published an investigative report into Venezuela’s national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR), attempting to square government claims with facts on the ground and evidence of the Petro’s transaction history to date.
Alleged former owner of crypto exchange BTC-e Alexander Vinnik was indicted and subjected to a "fake" interrogation by French prosecutors on Tuesday, August 28, his attorney Timofey Musatov told Russian news outlet Izvestiya Thursday, August 30.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has officially announced a Blockchain Policy Forum in a release on the OECD website August 28.