The Crypto Mogul Who’s Got the Ear of China’s Central Bank

Leon Li is the rarest of Chinese crypto magnates — one who’s won Beijing’s backing. The founder of Huobi Group is now set to play a pivotal role in China’s effort to build a homegrown crypto-industry. The former Oracle Corp. coder, who started one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges six years ago, enjoys unusual access to China’s central bank and government officials thanks to methodical … https://bloom.bg/2v6qbhT

Boris breaks ranks on 5G

How Huawei has strained the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US. Boris Johnson, who read Classics at university, seems more comfortable looking back to the ancient world than peering ahead to the technologies of the future. During his stint as London’s mayor he talked up the British capital as a tech hub. But his utterances on next-generation technology were generally limited to requests … http://bit.ly/2U9KMw9

Stunning Japanese Admission About China May Foreshadow Digital Currency Breakthrough

There are at least 18 central banks developing a form of sovereign digital currency, according to a recent survey from crypto news outlet The Block. Some such as China see the efforts as a way to reduce fraud, increase financial transparency, and support flagging economic growth. … http://bit.ly/318gifA