Marshall Islands President Survives No Confidence Vote Prompted by National Crypto Plans

The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine has narrowly survived a no confidence vote that was partly prompted by her plans to introduce a national digital currency, Asia-focused English-language publication Nikkei Asian Review reports Nov. 12. The Marshallese parliament was reportedly split 16-16, just one vote short of the number needed to prompt Heine to resign the office of president. The country’s parliament had initially backed the creation of a national digital currency, called the Sovereign (SOV), in February of this year, to be distributed and…

Marshall Islands President Faces No Confidence Vote Due to National Crypto Plans

The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine faces a vote of no confidence due to her administration’s plans to introduce a national digital currency, Radio New Zealand News (RDZ) reported Nov. 5. The Marshallese parliament initially endorsed the creation of the national digital currency,  which would be called the Sovereign (SOV), in February of this year. Set to be issued before the end of 2018, the SOV would be used along with the U.S. dollar, which the country uses as its official currency. Heine said then…