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Blockchain, A Four-Time Waltz: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra & the CBDCs – The Need for a New Balance

We have deliberately chosen to limit our presentation, for pedagogical reasons, to the four fundamental periods represented by the emergence of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra and CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currency) because no other event (derived or similar project) has had such an impact on the… Read More

US House Financial Services Committee: US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says “No Need” for Federal Digital Currency (CBDC)

US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin told members of the US House Financial Services Committee Thursday that both he and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell feel there is “no need” for the US to develop a digital currency in the near term. Currently, multiple… Read More

Report: the Banque of France will Begin Testing a Central Bank Digital Currency in 2020

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The Banque of France will begin testing a Central Bank Digital Currency (or CBDC) in 2020, according to a report in Les Echos – the leading business publication of France. Quoting François Villeroy de Galhau, the Governor of the Banque of France, who was speaking… Read More

People’s Bank of China Denies It Has Begun Circulating a National Digital Currency

Officials at the People’s Bank of China have issued an official statement disclaiming rumours that China has begun issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). “Recently, the net news said that the People’s Bank of China has issued (a) legal digital currency,” the communiqué states,… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Partners with JP Morgan, Temasek on Blockchain based Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Temasek on a blockchain-based payments platform that is capable of handling different currencies. JP Morgan has previously announced the development of an in-house crypto labeled JPM Coin. The eventual goal is… Read More

Bank for International Settlement Opens Innovation Hub and Selects Benoît Cœuré to Lead the Charge, Expect a Deep Probe into Digital Currencies

Benoît Cœuré, the outgoing European Central Bank Executive Board Member and an individual some thought best equipped to become the President of the ECB, has been appointed to lead the newly created Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub. According to BIS, Cœuré will commence… Read More

Report: China’s CBDC to Use Centralized Ledger, Blockchain May Be Used for the Registration of Identification

It has been widely reported that the People’s Bank of China is nearly ready to issue the first Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to streamline the payment/transfer process for the Renminbi. Many central banks are reviewing the pros and cons of a CBDC but China… Read More

Bank of Korea Official: No Need for a Central Bank Digital Currency in Developed World

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Hong Kyung-sik, head of Bank of Korea’s Banking and Financial Affairs Division, told an audience at the ‘Hoyoung Viewing the Future of Payments’ conference Tuesday that countries with developed payments infrastructures like Korea do not need a central bank digital currency (CBDC), Coindesk Korea reports. Hong… Read More

China Goes Full Bore on Blockchain, Bans Content Critical of the Controversial Tech

Despite an official ban on cryptocurrency trading imposed progressively in the region since 2016, China now appears to be throwing its full weight behind “blockchain,” a type of distributed-ledger technology popularized by Bitcoin that many critics claim is of little use outside of it. A… Read More

Report: Chinese Foreign Exchange Official Says Digital Currencies Must Be Regulated to Prevent Illegal Capital Flows

Reuters is reporting that Sun Tianqi, chief accountant at China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), told financiers assembled at the Bund Summit in Shanghai this week that governments in emerging markets must regulate cryptocurrencies because they can be used to transmit capital illegally and could… Read More

Report: Indian Finance Minister Says Many Countries Cautious About “Rushing” into Crypto

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that despite a sense of urgency kicked up by Facebook’s proposal to create a global currency system (Libra), many countries remain cautious about “rushing into” a cryptocurrency arms race, Business Standard reports. “On our side, the Reserve Bank Governor (Shantikanta… Read More

Central Bank of the Bahamas to Launch its Own Fiat Digital Currency to Ensure Economy Remains Stable After Natural Disasters

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) is reportedly preparing to launch its own fiat-based digital currency to ensure that the nation’s economy remains stable in the event of a natural disaster. CBOB governor John Rolle recently confirmed that the country was planning to release… Read More

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli from IMF Pitches Synthetic Central Bank Digital Currency

In a presentation entitled “The Future of Money: The Impact of Digitization, including “social coins” on Currency, Payments and Markets, Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department from the IMF pitched the concept of a “synthetic CBDC” (Central Bank Digital… Read More

Deputy Governor of France’s Central Bank Says Lawmakers Should Develop Standardized Crypto Regulations

Denis Beau, deputy governor of Banque De France, the nation’s central bank, says that lawmakers should develop a comprehensive global regulatory framework for digital assets. Beau, whose comments came during a speech at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) conference in London on… Read More

BIS, “Central Bank of Central Banks,” Exploring Interbank Digital Asset Settlement and Central Bank Digital Currency at Switzerland Innovation Hub

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), popularly known as the “central bank of central banks,” will be engaging in two projects at the BIS’s newly-established Innovation Hub in Switzerland, one of which involves, “examin(ing) the integration of digital central bank money into a distributed ledger technology… Read More

CBDC: Bank for International Settlements and Swiss National Bank to Research DLT and Central Bank Digital Money

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has teamed up with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in order to work on a Switzerland-based innovation hub that will initially conduct research into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Financial services provider SIX is… Read More

CBDC: US House Representatives Ask Federal Reserve to Consider Issuing a National Digital Currency

Two US lawmakers have asked the Federal Reserve to consider issuing a digital version of the US dollar (or Central Bank Digital Currency – CBDC).  Rep. Bill Foster (D-III.) and Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) have submitted a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in… Read More

They’re Coming… Prepare for Central Bank Digital Currencies, says ING

Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDCs are on their way. That is according to ING’s Chief Economist, Mark Cliffe. In a post and video, the global bank states: “Rapid advances in distributed ledger technology have spurred debate about the possibilities, advantages and drawbacks of central… Read More

Shares of China’s Fintech Firms Are Surging As Investors Prepare for Launch of National Digital Currency

Shares of Chinese Fintech firms are surging as the nation’s investors prepare for the upcoming launch of a national digital currency. China’s new internet-based currency is expected to increase demand for related security and payment services. The CSI Fintech theme index, an index that tracks… Read More

Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan Former Governor, People’s Bank of China, Discusses Digital Currencies in Singapore

Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan, President, China Society for Finance and Banking, and former Governor, People’s Bank of China, addressed a closed-door audience today in an event sponsored by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The topic of Dr. Xiaochuan’s speech was “Fintech development and its interaction… Read More

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