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House Financial Services Committee Approves CBDC Anti-Surveillance Bill, More

The House Financial Services Committee has approved multiple bills, which may now move to a floor vote. Included in the roster of legislation is the “CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act” (HR 5402). Majority Whip Tom Emmer, a longtime digital asset supporter, sponsored this bill. The bill… Read More

CBDCs: HKMA, Bank of Israel Release Joint Report on Project Sela, Focusing on Retail CBDC Implementation

  The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published its joint report on Project Sela. The initiative focused on the cybersecurity, technical, and policy aspects of a retail CBDC implementation. The HKMA is working with the Bank of Israel (BOI) and the Bank for International… Read More

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Barr Says FedNow is Available to All Depository Institutions, Digital Asset Advocate Says Wrong

In a speech delivered at the Annual Fintech Conference in Philadelphia, US Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael S. Barr spoke about the Fed’s role in supporting innovation. Barr noted that not that long ago, cash in trucks was the preferred method of moving… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Announces Gathering of Fintech – Digital Assets Subcommittee

The House Financial Services Committee has announced a hearing on the digital dollar or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), held by the Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology (Fintech), and Inclusion. Scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 14 at 2PM ET, the hearing is… Read More

CBDC: ECB Board Member Advocates for the Issuance of a Digital Euro

European Central Bank (ECB) Member of the Executive Board, Fabio Panetta, has issued a speech on a central bank digital currency (CBDC) advocating on behalf of issuing a digital Euro. Europe, like many other jurisdictions around the world, is reviewing the pros and cons of… Read More

Former OCC Head, Dean of Economics at University of Austin, Tout Stablecoins as Path to Ongoing Dollar Supremacy

There has been a lot of discussion about the US Dollar remaining the top reserve currency around the world. Having the dollar be the big dog in the realm of fiat brings a lot of benefits to the US and must be a leading policy… Read More

CBDCs: Emtech, a Provider of Central Banking Infrastructure, Secures Additional Funding

Emtech, a provider of central banking infrastructure, has launched its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Innovation kit. According to the firm, the kit aims to support Fintech platforms and various other financial service providers that are looking to experiment with solutions based on virtual currencies… Read More

CBDCs: Banque de France Shares Lessons from Wholesale CBDC Experiments Using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Banque de France recently shared key lessons from its wholesale CBDC experiments using distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). Following the publication of an initial report in 20211, the Banque de France is now “releasing a new set of conclusions and lessons learned, covering the first… Read More

CBDCs: Brazil’s Central Bank Digital Currency Source Code Might Freeze, Lower User Account Balances, Blockchain Developer Claims

Brazil’s CBDC (or central bank digital currency) codebase could potentially freeze or even reduce funds. This, according to an analysis by a blockchain developer. According to a reports, a blockchain/DLT developer found certain functions that could potentially allow a centralized entity to freeze payments or… Read More

CBDCs: DBS China Introduces e-CNY Merchant Collection Solution

DBS (SGX:D05) announced it is one of the first foreign banks in China to launch an e-CNY merchant collection solution and complete an e-CNY transaction for a client. The solution empowers corporate clients of DBS China “to collect payments from their customers in e-CNY, China’s… Read More

CBDCs: Nuggets to Develop Privacy, Identity Layer for Bank of England’s Digital Pound

Nuggets, a self-sovereign identity, and payment platform, recently announced that it is working with the Bank of England on a technology experiment to design a possible privacy and identity layer for the UK’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). If a CBDC – also known as… Read More

Digital Assets: Sologenic Launches SOLONEX, CBDC Tokenization Solutions, Integrates Fireblocks for Institutional Custody

Sologenic, a global firm focused on blockchain tokenization technology, announces the launch of two solutions: SOLONEX, an asset tokenization brokerage solution, and a specialized custom-built CBDC Tokenization Solution. Geared at facilitating financial transactions and asset management, these solutions will aim to bridge the gap between… Read More

European Union Moves Forward on CBDC, Digital Euro Framework Released

Like many other jurisdictions, the European Union has been reviewing the potential to launch a digital Euro, and today, the EU took another step in that direction. As expected, the EU issued a proposal to create a digital Euro which seeks to satisfy the needs… Read More

Crypto Council for Innovation Comments on Anticipated EU Digital Euro Package

The European Union is expected to release its proposal on digital payments and a possible digital euro soon. In advance of the anticipated release, the Crypto Council for Innovation has issued a statement on the forthcoming policy. Mark Foster, the EU Policy Lead at the… Read More

CBDCs: Swiss National Bank (SNB) to Introduce Virtual Currency Pilot Program

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will reportedly be issuing a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) on Switzerland’s SIX digital exchange as part of a pilot program, the central bank’s chairperson revealed at a recent conference that took place in Zurich on Monday (June 26,… Read More

CBDCs: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Is Reportedly Working on Global Central Bank Digital Currency Initiative

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly working on a solution for central bank digital currencies (CDBCs) to support financial transactions between nations, IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva revealed on Monday (June 19, 2023). As reported by Reuters, Georgieva told a conference attended by various reserve… Read More

The Great Digital Pound Debate, Considering A New Institution: An Interview with Danny Kruger MP

Reservations, Threats & Benefits In a recent conversation with Danny Kruger, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, we delved into the Bank of England’s Digital Pound Project and the broader implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). This discussion is particularly timely, given that… Read More

Digital Dollar: House Hearing on the Dollar Remaining as the Global Reserve Currency

The House Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions, part of the Financial Services Committee, is holding a hearing today on the dominance of the dollar around the world as a reserve currency. The hearing is entitled Dollar Dominance: Preserving the U.S…. Read More

The Great Digital Pound Debate Concludes: CBDCs Pose an Abiding Threat to Democratic Freedoms without Better Governance

An Urgent Call for Good Governance In light of the latest phase of the ongoing – ‘Great Debate” on the Remaking of Money – ‘The Great Digital £ Debate’ during May and into June – it is clear that the advent of Central Bank Digital… Read More

Economist Paul Krugman Criticizes Governor Ron DeSantis’ Opposition to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

The economist that publicly stated the internet would never amount to much comparing it to the fax machine – Paul Krugman is slamming Governor Ron DeSantis’ opposition to a digital dollar or a central bank digital currency (CBDC). DeSantis officially announced his candidacy for President of… Read More

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