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CBDCs: China’s E-commerce Platform, Meituan, and Nation’s Largest Video Sharing Site, Bilibilibili, Now Working on Digital Yuan

Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan, which has more than 240 million customers and works with 5 million local merchants, has reportedly begun working cooperatively with several banks in China that are involved in the development of the digital yuan. Bilibilibili, which is China’s largest video sharing… Read More

Cuy Sheffield, the Head of Crypto at Visa, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies Could be One of the Most Important Developments in the Coming Decade

Cuy Sheffield, the head of Crypto at Visa, says that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) could potentially prove to be one of most important developments in the coming decade. Sheffield, who previously worked in business development at TrialPay, is now responsible for overseeing Visa’s crypto-related… Read More

Financial Privacy Enhancing Zero Knowledge Proofs or ZKPs Not Ready for Integreation with CBDCs, Bank of Canada Claims

Zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) and other cryptographic techniques for enhancing privacy on blockchain networks are still in their early stages of development, according to the central bank of Canada. The reserve bank said that ZKPs may not be integrated into central bank digital currencies (CBDC) just… Read More

Consumers Might Shift Financial Holdings to Stablecoin Denominated Assets if Existing Payments Systems aren’t Improved, Sweden’s Riksbank Says

In February 2020, Sweden began piloting an electronic version of its national currency, the e-krona. The European nation’s government had confirmed at that time that the e-krona was a step closer to its official launch as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Riksbank, the central… Read More

Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Grows Faster on Compound Protocol than Others, Has Potential to Streamline Cross-Border Payments: Report

The global stablecoins markets recently surpassed the $11 billion mark. Many blockchain and crypto firms are beginning to realize the potential of stablecoins in facilitating many different types of transactions including cross-border or remittance payments. Tether (USDT), the blockchain-powered platform that powers the world’s largest… Read More

CBDCs Could Enable More Efficient Cross-Border Payments, and Improved Resource Distribution, like Stimulus Cheques: Report

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are a virtual form of money issued by a country’s reserve bank. A CBDC can easily be implemented using a traditional database management system operated by central bank in collaboration with approved private sector entities. Blockchain technology is not needed… Read More

CBDCs: South Korean Reserve Bank Appoints Legal Team to Explore Feasability of Issuing a Digital Currency

South Korea’s reserve bank has reportedly appointed a six-member legal advisory team to look into the feasibility and potential benefits of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Korean central bank’s advisory group includes three university professors, two legal experts, and a senior official… Read More

New Proposal Recommends Multi-Currency CBDC including Chinese Yuan, Japanese Yen, South Korean Won, Hong Kong Dollar

Many developing and developed countries across the globe are considering or already developing and testing their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). China might be creating an East Asia virtual currency platform, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review. The new currency might… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Investments: Institutional Investors Still Not Sure whether Cryptocurrencies are Independent Asset Class, PwC’s Henri Arslanian Reports

Henri Arslanian, the Global Crypto Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), notes that many analysts have been attempting to predict the Bitcoin (BTC) price. This, after we’ve seen record leves of quantitative easing from reserve banks across the world, increased retail adoption of digital currencies and platforms,… Read More

People’s Bank of China Confirms there’s No Definite Launch Date Set for Virtual Yuan, Despite Rumors

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) recently noted that it has not yet provided a definite timetable on a formal or official virtual yuan launch. During a recent interview, PBoC Governor Yi Gang clarified that the institution was only performing “routine work for the research and… Read More

China’s Big Lenders and Fintech Firms to Distribute Virtual Yuan Tokens, which will be Highly Traceable, Potentially Amplifying Government’s Power: Report

Andy Mukherjee argues in a recently published Op-Ed in the Washington Post that the virtual yuan could potentially transform “the relationship between money, economic power, and geopolitical clout.” The digital renminbi has been under development since 2014. Its top-level design was recently finalized and its… Read More

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) Establishes Digital Monetary Institute

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), an independent think tank organization focused on central banking, economic policy, and public investment, recently established the Digital Monetary Institute. The Institute aims to serve as a high-level group that brings together policymakers, tech specialists, financiers and regulators… Read More

Interest in CBDCs May Be “Accentuating” Bitcoin’s (BTC) Role in the Global Digital Economy, New Report Claims

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), has published a report which argues that legacy banking infrastructure has made it difficult to distribute stimulus money, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The report states: “Central bank digital currencies [CBDCs] have the potential to streamline… Read More

CBDCs: New Report Confirms Most Reserve Banks Don’t Want to Use an Actual Blockchain to Issue Digital Currencies

Reserve banks in 46 countries are currently exploring or considering developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by using a permissioned (or private) distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based platform. This, according to a recently published survey from UK-based journal Central Banking. The publication is reportedly supported… Read More

Digital Yuan May Allow Anonymous Transactions, and Could Replace Cash, Former Bank of China President Argues

Li Lihui, the former president of the Bank of China, claims that the nation’s highly-anticipated virtual yuan will be launching soon. Lihui has argued that the digital renminbi could potentially replace cash. The central bank digital yuan, or CBDC, is still in its testing phase… Read More

Reserve Banks Must Look into Issuing Digital Versions of Cash to Prevent “Privatization” of Money: Report

Reserve banks must seriously look into issuing a digital version of cash in order to prevent the “privatization” of money, according to research and campaign group Positive Money. The group’s recent report argues that trust in the existing monetary system might disappear, if banks don’t… Read More

CBDCs: Reserve Bank of the Netherlands Plans to Play a “Leading Role” in Developing National Digital Currencies

The reserve bank of the Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank, recently revealed that it’s planning to play a key role in the ongoing development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). As mentioned in a notice published on April 21, 2020, the Dutch central bank said that… Read More

China’s Virtual Yuan will Use Dual Offline Technology to Ensure that the National Digital Currency Works Even with Poor Signal Strength

The Bank of China’s somewhat secretive digital currency pilot program has made many people quite curious. The bank recently provided an official explanation of how the virtual yuan or renminbi was being tested and how it might work if and when it is launched. A… Read More

The Economist: COVID-19 to Accelerate Digital Currency Adoption

Digital currency, like Bitcoin, CBDCs or stablecoins, will get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The report, conducted during January and February, was sponsored by crypto.com. The EIU consulted with Eva Julin, deputy head general… Read More

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