There are over 2,000 cryptocurrencies in the world. It means that it is hard to know everything about the digital currency market. Unfortunately, there are some “scam” digital currencies, as well.
Potential crypto owners should be careful when investing in lesser-known cryptocurrencies. Also, thanks to the internet, it is easier to learn more about a specific cryptocurrency.
On November 4, in New York, the trial of U.S. lawyer accused of laundering commenced in a court. Mark Scott worked as a lawyer for the company, which was behind the OneCoin cryptocurrency.
Based on the information provided by the prosecutor’s office, Scott moved approximately $400 million out of the U.S., and he tried to hide the true ownership. Also, Scott attempted to conceal the source of the funds.
Konstantin Ignatov who is one of the scheme’s leaders is under arrest since March of this year.
One of the founders of this digital currency Sebastian Greenwood is also in custody.
Digital currency market and euro
Last week the Association of German banks published a position paper. It is important to mention that there are more than 200 members such as Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, etc.
The main purpose of this position paper was to emphasize the need for adopting the cryptocurrencies by creating a digital euro. Based on this paper, digital euro should operate across a common pan-European payments platform.
According to this position paper, digital euro will help improve the transaction speed as well as will reduce the costs.
The authors of this paper mentioned that the best solution is to create a digital euro as a result of cooperation between the banks and governments.
It is not surprising that German banks are trying to underline the importance of cryptocurrencies. The People’s Republic of China is already working on its national cryptocurrency. Europe should try to catch up with the latest tendencies.