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Digital Dollar: CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act Passes the US House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives has approved legislation aimed at deterring the use of a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. The CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act (HR 5403) vote was 216 for and 192 against.  22 members did not vote. While all of the Republicans… Read More

Digital Assets and CBDC Report Examines Potential Opportunity of Stablecoins in Global Finance

One of the world’s largest asset managers projects that the stablecoin market will tip $3 trillion in the next four years, a 22x leap from today. This, according to an update shared by Ripple Labs. Putting this adoption in context “requires understanding the role stablecoins… Read More

Digital Money Adoption: Stablecoins and CBDCs Are Key Innovations in Cross-Border Payments Sector – Report

Digital payments are becoming the cornerstone of the cross-border, international digital money transfer and remittances market “with numerous disruptor MTOs (Money Transfer Operators) making strong progress,” the Juniper Research team noted. Juniper Research has explained that cross-border transfer has evolved from being “solely a sphere… Read More

Carlos Kazuo Missao from GFT Explains How Market Dynamics May Impact Central Banks’ Approach to Digital Currencies

Americans are already choosing digital payments over traditional payment methods. Now, as digital currencies such as CBDCs gain interest around the world – as seen even more from the recent SWIFT announcement – demand stateside may create bottom-up pressure on U.S. banks – despite the… Read More

CBDCs: Swift Releases Findings of Sandbox Testing for Interlinking Solutions for CBDC

Swift announced the findings of the second phase of industry-wide sandbox testing on its central bank digital currency (CBDC) interlinking solution, with the results showing that its connector can enable financial institutions to carry out a wide range of financial transactions using CBDCs and other… Read More

Digital Money, Carefully Managed, Can Potentially Aid Growth and Equality in Developing Areas – Report

Digital money, when carefully managed, can potentially aid Pacific Island growth and equality, according to an update shared by the IMF. A cautious step-by-step approach would help the region “explore new technologies effectively to deliver economic and social gains while managing risks,” the International Monetary… Read More

CBDCs: Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Introduces Phase 2 of e -HKD Pilot

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has recently introduced Phase 2 of the e-HKD Pilot Program. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) confirmed the launch of Phase 2 of the e-HKD Pilot Program, with a view to further “exploring innovative use cases for an e-HKD… Read More

CBDCs and Tokenization: HKMA Announces Project Ensemble, a Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency Initiative

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the commencement of Project Ensemble, a new wholesale central bank digital currency (wCBDC) project to render support to the development of the tokenization market in Hong Kong. The new project will seek “to explore innovative financial market infrastructure… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Cambridge Digital Money Dashboard

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)  has revealed the Cambridge Digital Money Dashboard (CDMD). The Centre is part of the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. CCAF is the leading independent research group covering the world of Fintech, including digital assets. The… Read More

CBDCs: India Is Reportedy Testing Offline and Programmable Central Bank Digital Currencies

India is reportedly moving forward with the next few stages of its planned digital rupee pilot. This would add programmability and offline payment capability, according to a recent update. Like most major economies across the globe, India has been testing a retail CBDC or central… Read More

Project Tourbillon: BIS Report Demonstrates that “Cash-Like Anonymity” Is Possible in Retail Central Bank Digital Currency

The BIS published the concluding report of Project Tourbillon, which reportedly demonstrates that “cash-like anonymity” is possible in a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). The project, developed by the BIS Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, has reportedly tested the concept of payer anonymity, which “provides… Read More

Eurasian Bank, Mastercard to Launch CBDC Linked Digital Tenge Debit Card

At the XI Congress of Financiers of Kazakhstan, a new central bank digital currency (CBDC)-linked debit card – the Digital Tenge Card – was presented. As a part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the national currency, the first payment transaction was “made at the… Read More

CBDCs: MAS Establishes Foundation for Usage of Digital Money in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled three initiatives to ensure the safe and innovative use of digital money in Singapore, namely: a blueprint outlining the infrastructure required for a digital Singapore dollar; expanding digital money trials; and a plan to issue a “live” central… Read More

CBDCs: Ripple Selected by National Bank of Georgia as Partner for Digital Lari Pilot Project

The partnership will see the National Bank of Georgia and Ripple jointly plan the execution and delivery of the pilot program using the Ripple CBDC Platform. The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) has chosen Ripple, the enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions provider, as the official… Read More

CBDCs: HKMA, Bank of Israel Release Joint Report on Project Sela, Focusing on Retail CBDC Implementation

  The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published its joint report on Project Sela. The initiative focused on the cybersecurity, technical, and policy aspects of a retail CBDC implementation. The HKMA is working with the Bank of Israel (BOI) and the Bank for International… Read More

CBDCs: Digital Dollar Project Launches Pilot with Western Union Focused on Cross-Border Payments

The Digital Dollar Project announced the completion of a pilot study conducted in collaboration with The Western Union Company, BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Unibank) in the Philippines, and support from Accenture. This collaboration represents the Digital Dollar Project’s latest private sector efforts “in support of… Read More

CBDCs: Emtech, a Provider of Central Banking Infrastructure, Secures Additional Funding

Emtech, a provider of central banking infrastructure, has launched its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Innovation kit. According to the firm, the kit aims to support Fintech platforms and various other financial service providers that are looking to experiment with solutions based on virtual currencies… Read More

CBDCs: Banque de France Shares Lessons from Wholesale CBDC Experiments Using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Banque de France recently shared key lessons from its wholesale CBDC experiments using distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). Following the publication of an initial report in 20211, the Banque de France is now “releasing a new set of conclusions and lessons learned, covering the first… Read More

CBDCs: Brazil’s Central Bank Digital Currency Source Code Might Freeze, Lower User Account Balances, Blockchain Developer Claims

Brazil’s CBDC (or central bank digital currency) codebase could potentially freeze or even reduce funds. This, according to an analysis by a blockchain developer. According to a reports, a blockchain/DLT developer found certain functions that could potentially allow a centralized entity to freeze payments or… Read More

Stablecoin Adoption: Value of Payment Transactions with Stablecoins to Exceed $187B Globally by 2028, Report Claims

A study from Juniper Research, the researchers focused on emerging payments, have found that the value of payment transactions powered by stablecoins “will exceed $187 billion globally by 2028, up from $53 billion in 2023.” The study found that stablecoins are “making rapid progress in… Read More

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