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CBDCs Should be Embraced by Banks: Cypherium, BCG White Paper

Enterprise-focused blockchain platform Cypherium and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) this week released a joint white paper suggesting banks should potentially embrace crypto payments amid the emergence of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and evolving competition from big tech companies. With other private-sector payment solutions are ready to take on… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

2021 Suzhou Marathon Bonus will be Issued in the Form of Digital RMB On October 10th, the organizer of the 2021 Suzhou (Taihu Lake) Marathon announced at a press conference that the bonus for this year’s event will be granted in the form of digital… Read More

Report: US Federal Reserve to Soon Publish Report, Request Public Feedback, on Central Bank Digital Currency

The US Federal Reserve is poised to publish a report on the possibility of a central bank digital currency or CBDC. The concept has been bandied about by central bankers for several years now as policymakers seek to assess the benefits, and potential pitfalls, of… Read More

China’s Crypto Ban to Have No Long-Term Effect: STASIS CEO

Add STASIS CEO Gregory Klumov to the list of cryptocurrency figures who believe China’s recent decision to ban digital assets will not stop the market from growing. A sister company of EXANTE, STASIS is a stablecoin and tokenization platform based in Malta. In late September the… Read More

Digital Pound: Bank of England and HM Treasury Join CBDC Forum

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have joined the central bank digital currency (CBDC) Engagement and Technology Forums. The Forums were created earlier this year alongside a task force exploring a digital pound sterling. CBDCs have emerged as a hot policy issue in the… Read More

Atom Foundation Launches CBDSC Coin, Aims to Improve CBDC Infrastructure

Atom Foundation, which focuses on liquidity solutions on the blockchain, this week announced it is launching the Central Bank Distributed Secure Coin (CBDSC). CBDSC aims to improve current central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects that claims to remove volatility while adding flexibility to governments in… Read More

BIS Publishes Report on CBDCs for International Payments: “A substantial improvement in cross-border transfer speed”

The BIS (Bank for International Settlements) has published a report pertaining to central bank digital currency (CBDC) and payments. Crafted in partnership with the HKMA (Hong Kong Monetary Authority), Bank of Thailand, People’s Bank of China and the Central Bank of the UAE, the document… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Beijing Will Vigorously Support the Development of Two Types of Credit Rating Agencies On September 6th, Huo Xuewen, Director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work gave a speech at the 2021 China Credit Forum. Huo introduced that Beijing would give priority to the development… Read More

CBDCs: Fluency, a Fintech Offering CBDC focused DLT Platform, Acquires $1.3M at $23.5M Pre-Money Valuation

Fluency, a company that’s introducing a proprietary central bank digital currency or CBDC-focused blockchain enterprise platform, has received $1.3 million as part of a seed funding round from Europe-based investors (at a $23.5 million pre-money valuation). In statements shared with Finextra, Fluency Chief Executive Inga… Read More

Roxe to Enable “Secondary Fiat” Currency Solutions Backed by Bitcoin (BTC) Hashrate that Help Nations with Economic Growth

Roxe, a next-gen international payment network, reveals that it will offer qualifying reserve banks with free access to its global Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Plus Program. The new program will aim to enable countries to issue “new secondary or primary sovereign, fiat currencies backed… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Chooses 15 Finalists for Global CBDC Challenge

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank and financial regulator, revealed on August 30, 2021 that 15 finalists were selected for the international competition to create a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) solution (Global CBDC Challenge). The finalists include financial institutions,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Digital RMB Used in China’s Futures Market for the First Time On August 24th, the Dalian Commodity Exchange had paid the fees to Dalian Liangyun Group Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd in the form of digital RMB, making it the first use of digital RMB… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Thailand Introduces Plans to Test a Retail Central Bank Digital Currency in Q2 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has introduced its plans (after an extensive study) to start testing a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) during Q2 2022. The BOT had carried out a research study on the implications and feasibility of issuing a retail CBDC, as… Read More

Circle: USDC Stablecoin is Just Another Set of Payments Rails but Better

Circle is a Fintech that is best known for its dollar-based stablecoin, USDC, that has grown rapidly in recent months. Today, USDC is the second most popular stablecoin following Tether, with a market cap of over $27 billion. While about half the size of Tether… Read More

Folks Warming to CBDC Use: Guardtime Study

Consumers are warming to the concept of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), research from European deep tech company Guardtime shows. Guardtime surveyed people in 10 countries and found 64 per cent of people would likely use a CBDC launched in their country, with 33 per… Read More

Gregory Zerzan on CBDCs: A Digital Dollar Could Be a Huge Challenge to Retail Banking

  Next week, the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). This is not the first Congressional hearing on CBDCs, nor will it be the last. The concept of a digital dollar, issued by a central bank,… Read More

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Talks Up Central Bank Digital Currency: “I am Concerned About Getting this Right”

“I am concerned about getting this right.” – Jerome Powell Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hiked up to Capitol Hill this week to visit with the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee. The House Comittee held a hearing yesterday with Senate Banking holding… Read More

CBDCs Report: Switzerland May Want to Seriously Consider Central Bank Digital Currency Projects to Remain Competitive

At a time when reserve banks across the globe are increasingly focusing on their digital currency initiatives, Switzerland’s apparent lack of interest in seriously looking into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) might make the leading European economy less competitive. This, according to a recent analysis… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Banque de France Announce CBDC Test on Payments and Settlements

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Banque de France (BdF) say the two agencies have successfully completed a test using central bank digital currency (CBDC) for a wholesale cross-border payment and settlement. Both jurisdictions have been known to be experimenting with CBDCs with the… Read More

BIS Says Volatile Cryptos like Bitcoin Failed as Payment Method, but Stablecoins, CBDCs May be Effective for Transactions

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global financial institution that’s owned by reserve banks and aims to “foster international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” notes that advancements in technology, along with rising demand for digital payment methods… Read More

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