Swedish Parliamentary Candidate to Raise Bitcoin-Only Campaign Funds

Sweden’s general election is set to take place on 14th September, and one of the country’s parliamentary candidates announced this week what could be a world first in campaign financing. Mathias Sundin is a former Member of Parliament and the deputy mayor of the Swedish city Norrköping. He’s running again this year for a seat in […]

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Sweden’s Central Bank Finally Embraces DLT, but Only in Simulation Mode

Sweden’s central bank will soon trial a blockchain-based digital currency – but it’s still in its very early stages, at best. Announced Thursday, Sveriges Riksbank’s e-krona pilot is the latest attempt at a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from an institution that for years fretted over basing any such project on distributed ledger technology (DLT). […]

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Libra Shows Central Banks’ Failure on Cross-Border Payments: Riksbank

Facebook’s Libra has been a wake-up call for central bankers. Now one such official – Gabriel Soderberg of Sweden’s Riksbank – says cross-border payments are where policymakers need to play catch-up. “Libra showed there is a demand for something that central banks have not yet delivered, which is cheap, efficient cross-border payments,” Soderberg told CoinDesk, […]

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