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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, is… 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

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Beijing Subway Begins to Accept Digital RMB According to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, digital RMB payments will be accepted on Beijing’s 24 rail transit lines and 4 suburban railways. Those who would like to use the new payment option will need to download… Read More

CBDCs: Monetary Authority of Singapore Introduces International Challenge for Developing CBDC Solutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) reveals that it has introduced an international challenge for retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions. The Global CBDC Challenge from the MAS will aim to find innovative retail CBDC solutions to improve existing payment processes while promoting greater… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

FinTell Completes B+ Round of Financing led by Youshan Capital On June 15th, Fintech startup FinTell announced the completion of USD tens of millions B+ round of financing. The investment was led by Youshan Capital with participation from Telstra. FinTell is “a one-stop high-end Fintech… Read More

European Banks Complete Successful CBDC Trial

Swiss-based SEBA Bank, along with partners Banque Internationale à Luxembourg and LuxCSD, has successfully completed their CBDC experiment with Banque de France. The process involved completing the delivery versus payment of a listed security with TARGET2-Securities as a delivery platform in a test environment along… Read More

Digital Pound: Bank of England Updates on CBDC Progress

In a speech delivered at the Future of Fintech Conference, Tom Mutton – Director responsible for Central Bank Digital Currency at the Bank of England, provided an update on the progress of central bank-issued digital currency. According to Mutton, CBDCs are viewed by the bank… Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Partners with R3 on CBDCs

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3 to build and test central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs have emerged as a hot topic of governmental innovation – fueled in part by the rise of stablecoins utilized as digital references of fiat currency…. Read More

House Fintech Task Force to Discuss CBDCs

On June 15th, the House Financial Services Committee, Task Force on Financial Technology (Fintech) will hold a hearing on central bank digital currency (CBDCs). Entitled, Digitizing the Dollar: Investigating the Technological Infrastructure, Privacy, and Financial Inclusion Implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies, the hearing will dive… Read More

CBDCs: Swiss National Bank, Banque de France, BIS Innovation Hub, Accenture Launch New Digital Currency Pilot

The Swiss National Bank, the Banque de France and the BIS Innovation Hub and a private sector consortium being led by Accenture will be carrying out a pilot program by using wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) for settling cross-border transfers. The private sector consortium… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

National Internet Finance Association of China: Standardized Cosmetic Surgery-Related Financial Products and Services The past few years have seen the rapid development of cosmetic surgery in China. In order to better serve their customers, some financial institutions have cooperated with third-party cosmetic surgery agencies to… Read More

Fintech 2025 Strategy Announced by Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Includes Comprehensive CBDC Plan

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) the updated “Fintech 2025” strategy for promoting financial tech development in the Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Eddie Yue, CEO at HKMA,  has outlined Hong Kong’s new Fintech strategy,… Read More

Bank of England to Regulate Stablecoins, Mulling Plans to Launch CBDC

The Bank of England (BoE) has long indicated it is interested in new forms of digital currencies such as Stablecoins and central bank digital currencies. In the past, the Bank has wondered about the impact to monetary policy and possible risk regarding the issuance of… Read More

G7 Edict Includes Statement on Central Bank Digital Currency

The G7 Finance Ministers, along with several international organizations, met the past couple of days in the UK to discuss “building a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive global economic recovery.” Intermingled amongst the goal of creating a global minimum tax of 15% targeting big tech… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The People’s Bank of China Launches a Pilot Scheme for Integrated Application of Financial data The People’s Bank of China has launched a pilot scheme for the integrated application of financial data across the country. Commercial banks, clearinghouses and non-bank payment platforms from Beijing, Jiangsu,… Read More

CBDCs: Sweden’s Reserve Bank Is Reportedly Working with Commercial Lender to Test Proposed Virtual Currency

Sweden’s reserve bank will reportedly be working cooperatively with commercial lender Handelsbanken in order to test out how the nation’s proposed digital currency, the e-krona,  may handle payments in the real world, the Riksbank revealed on Friday (May 28, 2021). Reserve banks across the globe… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore and Mojaloop Foundation to Support the Financially Underserved with Digital Currency Settlement Systems

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Mojaloop Foundation revealed on Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that MAS will be joining the Mojaloop Foundation as a Sponsor-level member in order to collaborate on offering the underserved access to “affordable” financial services via digital currency based settlement… Read More

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