Blockchain Expands in Advertising Industry, but Crypto Remains a No Go

Crypto has been left out of the advertising industry, but blockchain technology may be its ticket back in to innovate and change the space. Despite seeing substantial growth in popularity, topping Google search trends amid the recent halving, the coronavirus pandemic and mainstream coverage, the cryptocurrency industry has somewhat been left out of the advertising world by online ad networks, social media platforms and even national governments. …
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Bank for International Settlements Calls CBDCs a Potential ‘Sea Change’

The leading global central bank institution has published new research on central bank digital currencies, noting a major shift in their direction thanks to Libra as well as COVID-19. In advance of its coming annual report, on June 24 the Bank for International Settlements released a special chapter from that report on digital payments — especially central bank digital currencies, a topic that’s attracted tremendous interest in recent months.The…