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MiamiCoin lost 88 per cent of its value in less than a year

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MiamiCoin crypto lost 88 percent of its value in less than a year

The CityCoin initiative requires miners to gain tokens on the Stacks Blockchain to then be used to bid for Miami-Coin

Allegedly the winning bidder receives 70 per cent of their investment in MiamiCoin, while the U.S. city receives the other 30 per cent in tokens.

Miami-Coin value on May 16. Image: OkCoin exchange

The coin has enjoyed the support of the city’s Mayor Francis X. Suarez, who once said it could lead to a government running the city without citizens paying taxes.

When the project first launched, it was projected to succeed as the city’s mayor received a grant for over $5 million.

“I don’t know whether it’s going to work,” he says as the coin’s value dropped to around four-tenths of a cent.

Now it sits at $0.0044, down more than 88 per cent as reported by OkCoin–the only exchange that supports trading for the coin.

In November, the Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams also offered to take three paychecks in Bitcoin.

He also launched the N.Y.C. Coin project, which has already shed around 98 per cent of its value.

Amanda Gunn contributed to this post. 

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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FTX demands U.S. politicians return campaign contributions

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Crypto exchange FTX is asking politicians to return the tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions, given by Sam Bankman-Fried, before the company’s implosion in November

The company is sending confidential letters to political beneficiaries, asking for the money to be returned by the end of the month.

If they don’t, the company reserves the right to seek repayments through court action.

The donations are estimated to be as much as $93 million.

They were made to politicians and political causes across the political spectrum and one in three members of the current U.S. congress allegedly received contributions from Bankman-Fried’s orbit.

Some beneficiaries have tried to cancel out the scandal by making equivalent donations to charities, but FTX Debtors warn that this does not prevent them from seeking recovery.

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A British digital currency “later this decade”

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The Bank of England and Britain’s finance ministry think the UK is likely to need to create a central bank digital currency later this decade.

“On the basis of our work to date, the Bank of England and HM Treasury judge that it is likely a digital pound will be needed in the future,” the Telegraph quoted BoE Governor Andrew Bailey and finance minister Jeremy Hunt as saying in the joint report.

“It is too early to commit to build the infrastructure for one, but we are convinced that further preparatory work is justified,” the Telegraph quoted the report saying.

The BoE declined to comment on the Telegraph article, but said a joint consultation on CBDC issues would be published shortly.

A government source said the report would be published next week.

BoE Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe is due to give a speech on Tuesday to update the finance industry on the BoE’s CBDC work.

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Sam Bankman-Fried attempting to resolve bail conditions dispute

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Sam Bankman-Fried is in talks with U.S. prosecutors to resolve a dispute over his bail conditions

The 30-year-old former billionaire has been blocked from contacting employees of FTX or his Alameda Research hedge fund, after prosecutors raised concerns he may tamper with witnesses.

Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty and is under house arrest at his parents’ California home.

Once worth an estimated $26 billion, Bankman-Fried was arrested in December after FTX collapsed.

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