Tagged: central bank digital currency

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

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

Federal Reserve Bank Report on CBDCs: Central Banks May Become Deposit Monopolist, Sorry Commercial Banks

The US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has published a paper on Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDCs. This is a hot sector of digital assets as CBDCs have the potential to supplant paper currency at some point in the future. Yet many questions remain… Read More

France: Société Générale Completes First Central Bank Digital Currency Transaction

Société Générale, a top French bank, has completed the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) transaction. According to a statement by Societe Generale SFH, a subsidiary of Société Générale, the company has issued 40 million euros in covered bonds in the form of “security tokens”… 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

Transparency, Interoperability and Systemic Risk Considerations for CBDCs

In the wake of the announcements of Facebook’s Libra and the Chinese government’s intention to have a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the topic of CBDCs as a new component of a country’s legal tender has become popular with governments and commentators. The basic idea… 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

CBDCs: State-managed Bank in China Introduces Test App for National Digital Currency

A state-managed bank in China seems to have launched a mobile-based test app that supports the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) virtual currency initiative. A website link allows users to download a payments app that has been provided by the Agricultural Bank of China (according… Read More

CBDC: People’s Bank of China Says its Main Priority is to Enhance Top Level Design of Central Bank Digital Currency

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The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank with over $3.2 trillion in reserves, recently held a discussion in the capital city of Beijing. The PBoC’s officials confirmed during the conference (held on April 3, 2020) that the reserve bank would continue to… Read More

Banque de France Testing Central Bank Digital Currency, Issues Call for Applications

The Banque de France – the central bank of France – has issued a call for applications to conduct a central bank digital currency (CBDC) experiment with the bank. According to the publication, the work relating to the experiments is being coordinated by the Infrastructures,… Read More

People’s Bank of China Is Reportedly Inching Closer to Issuing a Digital Yuan

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the nation’s central bank, is reportedly inching closer to launching a national virtual currency. As noted in a report from the Global Times on March 24, 2020, which cited “industry insiders,” the PBoC seems to have finalized the development… Read More

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Buried within the Democrats Proposal for COVID-19 Response is a Digital Dollar Requirement

This probably should come as no surprise. As the economy dives and the Coronavirus spreads across the US, elected officials in Washington, DC struggle to agree on a relief package. It has been reported that Republicans and Democrats had come to terms on a bailout… Read More

Russia to Ban Crypto? Recent Interview by Central Bank Official Raises Possibility

Earlier this week Alexey Guznov, Director of the Legal Department of the Bank of Russia, was interviewed by Interfax on a diverse range of topics. The discussion also included the regulatory approach to digital assets and pending legislation. Currently, there is draft legislation in the… Read More

DLT or Blockchain and Central Bank Digital Currencies Might Enhance Global Financial Systems, According to Monetary Policy Experts

Three industry professionals, who are considered experts on monetary policies and cryptocurrency, recently talked about the current challenges and potential benefits of introducing central bank-issued digital currencies, or CBDCs.  The discussions took place on March 7, 2020, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Bitcoin… Read More

CBDC: Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor, Masayoshi Amamiya, Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Won’t Offer Significant Benefits to Developed Countries

Mature global economies like Japan’s won’t need a virtual currency, according to the deputy governor at the Bank of Japan (BoJ). While attending the Bank for International Settlement’s Future of Payments Forum, deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya said that a central bank digital currency, or CBDC,… Read More

CBDC: Bank of Canada Is Considering Introducing its Own Virtual Currency

The Bank of Canada might not have any concrete plans for introducing a digital currency anytime soon, however, the nation’s reserve bank says it’s not completely ruling out the idea of issuing its own virtual currency. It might become necessary to issue a central bank… Read More

CBDC: Bank of Japan and Nation’s Financial Service Agency Held Talks to Determine Whether to Issue Central Bank Digital Currency

Central bank heads and finance ministers recently held discussions regarding crypto-asset regulations at the G-20 summit.  Japanese officials working at the Bank of Japan (BOJ), the nation’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), and Financial Services Agency (FSA) have held talks in order to determine whether the… Read More

CBDC: Former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo Says US Fed Must Issue a Digital Currency

Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), recently stated that it may be time for the US Federal Reserve to introduce a digital currency. Giancarlo, whose comments came during Yahoo Finance’s On the Move show on February 21, said that… Read More

CBDC: Sweden Begins Testing the Electronic Version of its National Currency, the E-Krona

Sweden has reportedly begun piloting an electronic version of its national currency, the krona. The European nation’s government says that the e-krona is a step closer to its official launch as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The testing of the country’s CBDC will go… Read More

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