Japan’s central bank has started trials of a new digital currency in an effort to experiment with how it might be used, the Bank of Japan announced on Monday. The announcement comes after the Chinese government revealed it was doing something very similar with a digital yuan in early March.
Commission-free stock trading app Robinhood said that it had confidentially filed for an initial public offering on Tuesday, apparently ready to capitalise on all of the positive buzz surrounding democratised finance.
Tesla has purchased $US1.5 ($2) billion in bitcoin, according to its latest SEC filing on Monday. The electric car company made the purchase sometime since January 2021, though the filing doesn’t say what price the company locked into.