A Crypto Startup in India Raises $650k to Bring “Chit Fund” on Blockchain

Crypto startup ChitMonks has raised $650k in a pre-series A round with the help of early-stage investors Unicorn India Ventures (UIV). The firm aims to revolutionize proceedings by bringing 21st-century blockchain technology to the old-fashion chit-fund market. “At ChitMonks, we are building India’s largest blockchain network for Savings and Borrowings. We synergize Chit Fund Companies,…

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Central Bank Digital Currency Touted as Solution to US Economic Overhaul

Talk of a US central bank digital currency (CBDC) dominated proceedings, as the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs conducted a virtual meeting yesterday. The near two-hour-long hearing titled “The Digitization of Money and Payments” discussed competing with China’s CBDC offering, financial inclusion, and modernizing the current US economic model. Taking the…

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Amid the Crisis, a New Generation Is Ready for the Crypto Revolution

As the world’s nations and financial institutions plan their recovery from the unprecedented economic upheaval in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, more and more people are turning to digital assets. Cryptocurrency’s extraordinary resilience during the coronavirus crisis has lent renewed vigor to central banks’ plans to integrate digital currencies. Meanwhile, the younger generation is…

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