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Catherine Gu from Visa Explains How they Plan to Make Digital Currency Interoperable

Catherine Gu, Global CBDC Product Lead at Visa (NYSE: V) writes in a blog post that you should try imagining splitting the check with your friends, like when everyone at the table may be using a different “type of money” — some using a central bank… Read More

China’s Latest Attempt to Ban Crypto May Further Prove Benefits of Decentralized, Immutable Assets: Report

The cryptocurrency markets have been trading down after news of another crackdown on the industry from China. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has issued a statement that has reiterated that all cryptocurrency trading activities in the country are illegal, and regulatory authorities will be… 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

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

CBDCs: China Seems Intent on Creating Digital Yuan for Local Use, and Potential Global Transactions, Report Reveals

In April of last year, China had started testing out the the virtual yuan, becoming one of the first world governments to issue a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). CBDCs like the virtual renminbi are government-issued, blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled versions of a… 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

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

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

Justin Giudicia: Head of Product at Telos Foundation Reveals What Makes Telos (TLOS) Unique and How it Outperforms Competitors like BSC

We recently connected with Justin Giudici, Head of Product at the Telos Foundation, which supports the development of Telos (TLOS), a high-performance blockchain that has evolved into one of the most promising crypto-focused platforms in the digital assets space. Guidici talked about what makes Telos… 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

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

House Financial Services Committee June Hearings Include CBDCs, Crypto and Possible Financial Ruin

The House Committee on Financial Services has announced its agenda for the month of June. While always subject to change, several hearings should be of note to the Fintech community. First, the Task Force on Fintech (Financial Technology) has scheduled a hearing entitled, “Digitizing the… 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

No-Coiners Might have Taken Opportunity to Buy Bitcoin Dip, as Goldman Sachs Says BTC Is Investable Asset: Report

Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is up nearly 13% in the past 24 hours. It’s trading at around $37,800 at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest crypto by market cap, is up around 30% in the last 24 hours and is trading… Read More

Norway’s Norges Banks Says Financial System Is Working Properly despite COVID Issues, Is Researching CBDCs

Norges Bank has released its Financial Infrastructure Report 2021 and Norges Bank Papers 2/2021, titled “Retail payment services 2020.” Norges Bank notes that there have been significantly fewer disruptions in the Norwegian financial infrastructure during the past few years, and the infrastructure has been working… Read More

JPMorgan Is Working with Bahrain’s Central Bank and Bank ABC to Launch Real-Time Cross-Border Payments, May Work on CBDCs Later

The reserve bank of Bahrain is reportedly working with J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and Bank ABC in order to launch a real-time cross-border payments system (as part of a digital currency settlement pilot program). Bank ABC and J.P. Morgan will be conducting tests including the transfer of… Read More

CBDCs: Chinese Banks Introduce Central Bank Digital Currency Hardware Prototypes for Multiple Applications

Chinese banking institutions have introduced central bank digital currency (CBDC) hardware prototypes for several different use cases. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have introduced prototype hardware devices that aim to offer support… Read More

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