Tagged: Bahamas

PopPay Platform in The Bahamas Expands to Government-backed Virtual Currency

PopID and SunCash announced that for the “first time” in history, consumers can now use the PopPay face verification platform “to purchase goods and services with a central bank digital currency (CBDC) – digital money issued and backed by a government.” Bahamian consumers can now… Read More

FTX Raises $400 Million at $32 Billion

FTX, the global crypto trading platform, has raised a $400 million Series C round at a $32 billion valuation according to a company statement. Earlier this month, FTX.us, the US-facing crypto trading platform, raised a $400 million Series A round valuing the firm at $8… Read More

Central Bank of The Bahamas Initiates Consultation on a Plan to Eliminate Use of Paper Cheques

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has officially started consultations with banking institutions, credit unions as well as other payment services providers on a strategy to “eliminate all use of domestic cheques by the end of 2024.” According to a release, wider public consultation is… Read More

Bank of France Official Says CBDCs Might Challenge Role of Large Banks in Settlement of Transfers

Central bank digital currencies or CBDCs might offer new types of businesses improved access to cost-effective reserve bank funding while potentially reducing the role of large banking institutions when it comes to settling big transactions, according to recent statements from a senior Bank of France… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces its First $280 Million Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund for Institutional Investors

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced its first cryptocurrency hedge fund. Bitfinex’s management confirmed on March 17, 2020, that its $280 million digital currency hedge fund, called Fulgur Alpha, will be available only to the firm’s institutional clients. Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, told The… Read More

Central Bank of the Bahamas to Launch its Own Fiat Digital Currency to Ensure Economy Remains Stable After Natural Disasters

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) is reportedly preparing to launch its own fiat-based digital currency to ensure that the nation’s economy remains stable in the event of a natural disaster. CBOB governor John Rolle recently confirmed that the country was planning to release… Read More

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