India, UAE Collaborate to Boost Cross-Border Central Bank Digital Currency Transactions

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to collaborate on cross-border central bank digital currency (CBDC) transactions of remittances and trade. The initiative is “expected to reduce costs, increase efficiency of cross border transactions and further the economic ties between India […]

Extreme Market Turbulence: Critics Call Warren’s Silvergate Take ‘Terribly Misinformed,’ SVB Collapses, Vitalik’s Token Sell-Off Moves Markets, and More — Week in Review

It’s been a turbulent week in finance with the so-called crypto-friendly Silvergate Bank announcing its liquidation, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren blaming the event on “crypto risk,” and individuals on social media pointing out that Warren is “terribly misinformed.” Additionally, U.S. Regulators closed Silicon Valley Bank after reports of a bank run and other troubles. In […]

India Brings Crypto Transactions Under Prevention of Money Laundering Act

India’s finance ministry has announced that crypto transactions will be covered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). Noting that the move “is a positive step in recognizing the sector,” a crypto insider explained that it will strengthen the industry’s efforts to prevent virtual digital assets “from being misused by bad actors.” India […]

India-Russia Oil Deals Chip Away at Dollar Dominance in International Trade

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Western sanctions on Russia and oil trading between Moscow and India have started to erode the dollar’s decades-old dominance of international oil trade. The oil deals between India and Russia have been settled in other currencies, putting the U.S. dollar’s dominance in the oil trade under pressure. Sources Say Non-U.S. […]