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Did you know that Queen Elizabeth of England had an interest in Blockchain and cryptocurrencies?

Queen Elizabeth passed away yesterday and the media has done nothing but talk about the news of her death. We remember the two times that the British royalty had contact with crypto.

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  • Queen Elizabeth had interest in Blockchain and crypto
  • 2020 News reports that he wanted to learn more about technology
  • In addition, in his official speech in May 2022 he called for regulation

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the highest representative of British royalty and also the one who has been in power the longest: 70 years, passed away at the age of 96.

The media have exploded with information about the Queen, born in London in 1926, monarch of the United Kingdom since her accession to the throne in 1952. She was also the sovereign of fourteen other independent states constituted as a kingdom and forming part of the Commonwealth of Nations: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. He was an important political figure who also lived through the most important events of the last century and this one, including World War II, the arrival of man on the moon, the powerful development of technology and the Internet.

And, not to be left behind, he also tracked the world Blockchain a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database. The basis for cryptocurrencies. and crypto… Well, maybe not so much, but at least, even at his advanced age, he was curious two years ago about the technology.

The story is a curious one: according to the report of the Financial Times published on November 24, 2020, Queen Elizabeth II expressed interest in a research magazine Blockchain that was sent to Buckingham Palace

As explained by the Financial Times In a package sent to the palace from Dr. Naseem Naqvi, chairman of theBritish Blockchain Association (BBA)The sixth edition of the magazine contained a letter from the British monarch’s office, her secretary sent a letter with a positive response. From the office of the British monarch, her secretary sent a letter with a positive response, thanking BBA for the package. In this letter it is expressed that Queen Elizabeth was interested in becoming familiar with the magazine. and to be aware of the fact that this was the first research journal on this technology available in both online and print versions.

LaBritish Blockchain Associationis a non-profit organisation based in the UK that writes about Blockchain and collaborates with the UN, IBM, Microsoft universities, etc.

When that news broke, the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, speculated on Twitter that the Queen may have Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. which led to a series of joking comments from the crypto community on the social network. One user jokingly added that she might even be the real Satoshi the smallest unit of bitcoin with a value of 0.00000001 BTC. Nakamoto.

Queen’s Speech in May 2022

In addition, on 11 May this year, in Queen Elizabeth’s annual address a place where cryptocurrency can be sent to and from, in the form of a string of letters and numbers. to the residents of the United Kingdom, read to the English Parliament by her son, Prince Charles, she included among the regulatory targets for 2022 to place greater emphasis on the digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. currencies and crypto-assets sector. He raised the possibility of a more comprehensive regulation of the cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. sector starting this year.

Regarding cryptocurrencies, Prince Charles read the following:

“A bill will be introduced to further strengthen powers to tackle illicit finance, reduce crime of an economic nature and help businesses to grow. Measures will be introduced to support the opposite of Resistance, it is a threshold that crypto’s price doesn’t fall below. the security the term securities refers to a fungible and tradable financial instrument that carries a type of monetary value. services and help them protect the UK.”

Sources: Archive

MRT Report/ DiarioBitcoin

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