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Russia plans a digital golden ruble

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News Date: January 23, 2022

Russia may allow gold-backed stablecoins under government control according to lawmakers.
The statement comes after Bank of Russia proposed a wide-ranging ban on the use of cryptocurrencies, and their trading and mining.
According to a report by the Central Bank of Russia, the nation's central bank gold holdings surpassed its dollar reserves for the first time in its history, with gold making up 23% of total reserves as of the end of June and dollar assets dropping to 22%.
Source: bitcoin.com

China trials cross-border settlement involving CBDC

China trials cross-border settlement involving cenbank digital currencies.
The bridge test was developed by the Bank for International Settlements.
A central bank digital currency trial focused on cross-border transactions has been completed, BIS said, with Chinese state-owned banks participating as Beijing tries to internationalize its digital yuan.
Sources: reuters

Queen may never return to royal duties

The Queen may never return to regular frontline royal duties if Covid-19 restrictions render public engagements unsafe for years.
The monarch, 94, is in lockdown at Windsor Castle to stop her from catching the killer virus.
Source:the-sun.com

First Manned Flying Car

Japanese company successfully tested a manned flying car for the first time.
Sky Drive Inc., a Toyota-backed start-up with a mission for developing flying cars, has conducted the public demonstration on August 25, manned test flight of one its aerial vehicles after years of work. The SD-03, with its glossy white exteriors and sleek aerodynamic body, flew around Toyota Test Field, showing the world that such a thing as flying cars can exist beyond fantasy and fiction.
Sources:https://hypebeast.com

The July 4th full buck moon and penumbral eclipse

Independence Day 2020 will end with a full moon and lunar eclipse.
The Full Moon of July traditionally is known as the Full Buck Moon because it coincides with the time of year when male white-tailed deer are in full-on antler growth.
Everything to know about the July 4th buck moon and penumbral eclipse.
Source:lehighvalleylive.com

Gold Standard on Kremlin Desk

Russian president Vladimir Putin is discussing the idea of pegging the Ruble to gold And Commodities.
If approved this would directly link Russia's currency to gold bullion for the first time in more than a century.
Linking the ruble to bullion could give Russia more "sovereignty" over its financial system.
However, the governor of Russia's central bank, Elvira Nabiullina, told reporters the idea was "not being discussed in any way".
Full article: Reuters

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