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Reserve Bank of the Philippines to Continue Working on its Central Bank Digital Currency which Might Streamline Financial Services

Benjamin Diokno, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of the Philippines, recently noted that the underlying technology behind digital tokens may streamline or enhance existing financial services. The nation’s central bank is looking into the feasibility of issuing its own virtual currency. Diokno believes that… Read More

Cypherium, the Creator of Cross-Chain Interoperability Solution for Central Bank Digital Currencies, to Raise Funds via New Token Sale

Cypherium, which implemented the first cross-chain interoperability solution for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to communicate with their international counterparts, local industries and wholesalers, has revealed that it will raise funds through a secondary token sale. According to a release, the sale will give investors… Read More

Trio from Boston Consulting Group Creates CBDC Tracker

Have you ever wondered which countries are working on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and where they stand in the process? Are they simply doing research or is there a pilot program in the works? Or maybe there is a digital currency live and in… Read More

Christine Lagarde, President of ECB, Says lack of Digital Payments Integration in Europe has Led to Foreign Providers taking Charge

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has noted that money facilitates both transactions and relationships. According to the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chair, money may be considered “an expression of sovereignty.” Lagarde, whose comments came during the recently held Deutsche… Read More

Crypto Executives Comment on Mastercard’s CBDC Testing Platform

  Mastercard revealed this week that it has launched a central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) testing platform. The goal is to enable central banks to test national digital currencies. Many central banks are testing or investigating CBDCs including China’s digital yuan that is currently being… Read More

Mastercard Unveils Central Bank Digital Currencies Testing Platform

  Mastercard announced on Wednesday it has launched a central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) testing platform to enable central banks to assess and explore national digital currencies. According to Mastercard, CBDCs are designed to be equivalent in value to a nation’s paper currency and subject… Read More

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey Says Bitcoin Falls Short in Payments but Stablecoins May be Useful

Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, spoke at the Brookings Institue in the US this week and he tackled a hot topic: cryptocurrencies. More specifically, Bailey spoke about the efficacy, or lack of, when using certain digital assets in payment transactions. Bailey… Read More

Digital Yuan will “Hardly Put a Dent” in US Dollar Dominance and its Role as Global Reserve Currency, Cornell Professor Claims

Eswar Prasad, professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, acknowledges that the Chinese digital yuan will improve the nation currency’s role as an international payment method. However, he clarified that it will “hardly put a dent” in the… Read More

Retail Focused Central Bank Digital Currencies are “More Advanced” where Informal Economy is Larger: BIS Report

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global financial institution owned by reserve banks that aims to support international monetary and financial cooperation and acts as a bank for central banks, has noted that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are now “in the limelight.” However,… Read More

CBDCs: Ukraine’s Reserve Bank Official Claims Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Private Sector to be Successful

Ukraine’s reserve bank claims that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may work well when the private sector is involved. The country’s central banking institution had launched a pilot program back in 2018 that had focused on developing a digital version of Ukraine’s national currency (the… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia: Use of Cash Declines During COVID But No Strong Case for CBDC Even While Working on Proof of Concept for e-AUD

The Reserve Bank of Australia, Payments System Board, recently held a meeting to review several issues including the issuance of Central Bank Digital Currency (CDBC). The Bank noted that the Australian payments system has performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cash during COVID has become… Read More

CBDC: China’s Digital Currency Live in the Wild

It is no secret that China has long been working on a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Today, there is a video circulating on Twitter of an individual using the digital RMB.   China is starting to test the Digital RMB and educate its citizens…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Moka, an Intelligent Recruitment Management System, Completes 100-million-yuan Series B+ Financing Moka, a provider of intelligent recruitment management solutions, has completed a Series B+ round of financing of more than 100 million yuan led by a well-known venture capital fund. Up to now, Moka’s B… Read More

Russia’s Largest Bank, Sberbank, Is Considering Issuing its Own Stablecoin after Country Introduces New Crypto Law

Russia’s largest banking institution, Sberbank, is reportedly looking into whether it should launch its own stablecoin, which are digital currencies that are pegged or backed by real-world assets, major fiat currencies, or commodities such as gold. Sergey Popov, director of state-owned Sberbank’s transaction business, said… Read More

Chinese Scammers are Impersonating Central Bank Digital Currency Testers in order to Lure Victims into Fraudulent Investment Schemes

Cities throughout China are planning to begin testing (or already are) the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). Scammers have reportedly been impersonating CBDC testing groups. Tencent QQ reports that criminals have been promoting a scam that asks unsuspecting Chinese residents to sign up for… Read More

Banque de France Announces CBDC Candidate Selections

The Banque of France has announced its selection of firms that will take the next step regarding a Central Bank Digital Currency or CBDC. According to a release, following the examination of the applications received on 15 May in response to the Banque de France’s… Read More

CBDCs: China and Japan Continue to Work on their Respective Digital Currency Projects, New Reports Confirm

The global COVID-19 crisis has forced many businesses to either shut down or make significant changes to their business models. Individuals and companies are increasingly using digital platforms and services to conduct transactions or complete routine tasks that they normally carried out at physical locations…. Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Digital Currency Research Institute and Didi reached a strategic cooperation to explore the application of digital currency The Digital Currency Research Institute of PBC and Didi Travel have officially reached a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly explore the innovation and application… Read More

Federal Reserve Bank Report on CBDCs: Central Banks May Become Deposit Monopolist, Sorry Commercial Banks

The US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has published a paper on Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDCs. This is a hot sector of digital assets as CBDCs have the potential to supplant paper currency at some point in the future. Yet many questions remain… Read More

France: Société Générale Completes First Central Bank Digital Currency Transaction

Société Générale, a top French bank, has completed the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) transaction. According to a statement by Societe Generale SFH, a subsidiary of Société Générale, the company has issued 40 million euros in covered bonds in the form of “security tokens”… Read More

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