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Head of German Bundesbank Advises Against Creation of Central Bank Digital Currencies

The President of Germany’s central bank, Jens Weidmann, has warned that implementing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could lead to the destabilization of global financial systems, especially during times of fiscal crisis. The warning came during a speech delivered at the opening of the Bundesbank… Read More

Hong Kong Monetary Authority & Bank of Thailand Sign MoU on Fintech Collaboration, Seek to Investigate CBDCs

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Fintech innovation between the two regulatory authorities. The MoU was signed between Norman Chan, Chief Executive of the HKMA, and Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor… Read More

Project Inthanon: Bank of Thailand Pushes Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of Thailand is moving forward with developing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The initiative labeled Project Inthanon, has developed a prototype CBDC in partnership with R3 and Wipro (NYSE: WIT). The Bank of Thailand is also working with eight commercial banks in… Read More

The Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore Use Blockchain for Cross Border Payment Experiment using CBDC

The Central Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have jointly announced the successful “experiment” of cross border payments using blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). The two central banks claim this is the first test anywhere of its kind stating it has… Read More

Bank of England Cashier: Cash Use Declining But Cash Still Here

Sarah John, Chief Cashier at the Bank of England told Currency Conference 2019 attendees in Dubai this week that use of cash is declining in the UK but that bank notes are not yet passé. John cited statistics showing that cash use dropped from 61%… Read More

World Economic Forum Charts Central Bank Digital Currency Usage and Research

Earlier this week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published an interesting report covering the usage and investigation of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).  It has been widely reported that many central banks have been kicking the tires of CBDC with some making proclamations regarding the… Read More

Carstens: Central Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

The General Manager for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Augustin Carstens, told an audience in Dublin last Friday that central banks should not get into the business of issuing a central bank digital currencies or “CBDCs” to the public, mainly because tokens/”blockchains” do not… Read More

Bank of Korea Says Central Bank Cryptocurrency Would Cause Cash Shortages and Escalating Interest Rates

Bankers at Korea’s central bank, the Bank of Korea, have issued one of the most decisive warnings against the creation of a central bank-backed cryptocurrency so far, The Korea Times reports. International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde called last year for an “even-handed approach” to… Read More

Governor of Thai Central Banks Says National Digital Currency for General Population Not Coming Anytime Soon

Veerathai Santiprabhob, the Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT), has laid to rest any notion that the general population of Thailand will be using a digital currency exclusively any time soon, Chiang Rai Times reports. The governor is more upbeat about prospects of his bank’s… Read More

Bank of England, Bank of Canada & Monetary Authority of Singapore Join in Publishing Report on Payments and Possible Use of Blockchain

CROSS-BORDER INTERBANK PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENTS: Emerging opportunities for digital transformation Three governmental agencies have collaborated on a report pertaining to payments and settlements seeking to join in a push for a unified approach to this sector of Fintech. The Bank of England, Bank of Canada… Read More

Isreal Will Not Issue “E-Shekel” Cryptocurrency Any Time Soon

A dedicated team established by the Central Bank of Isreal to consider whether the country should establish a state digital currency has determined that risks, complexities, a lack of need and a lack of globally-established standards means that Isreal will not be issuing a central bank… Read More

Mario Draghi: Euro Cryptocurrency Not a “Concrete Option” for in Near Term, Cash “Remains Popular”

Costs presently outweigh benefits, and so the European Central Bank (ECB), “has no plans to issue a central bank digital currency,” at this time, though it is investigating the matter, says ECB president, Mario Draghi. Draghi made the comments in a September 12th letter responding… Read More

Reserve Bank of India is Studying the Issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published its annual report this week and buried within the massive tome are many indications as to the banks perspective on Fintech. One item of note is the fact the RBI is currently studying the possibility of issuing a… Read More

Thai Central Bank Trialing R3 Distributed Ledger Among Mixed Reports of Enterprise DLT Performance, May Issue CBDC

Thailand’s central bank, the Bank of Thailand (BOT), has announced it is trialing a version of R3’s distributed ledger system, Corda, as a means of making wholesale funds transfers more efficient. R3’s distributed ledger will also be used by the BOT to issue a wholesale Central… Read More

Governor of Bank of England Mark Carney: Cryptocurrencies are Failing as Money

What is money? In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith defines money by the roles it plays in society, in particular, how well it serves as: –  A store of value with which to transfer purchasing power from today to some future time; –  A… Read More

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