Tagged: central banks

Sustainable Finance Data for Central Banks Shared in Latest IFC Report

The Irving Fisher Committee or IFC report, shared by the BIS, has summarized the results of a survey carried out on sustainable finance statistics among its members. There were 63 answers, offering extensive information for 28 advanced economies (AEs) and 31 emerging market economies (EMEs)…. Read More

CBDCs or Central Bank Digital Currencies May Completely Transform Global Economy: Report

Payments are faster and easier than ever before, the Chainalysis team writes in a blog post. As taps and texts continue to overtake cash and checks, they’re “increasingly digital, too,” the Chainalysis team adds while noting that thanks to the blockchain or distributed ledger tech… Read More

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

Inflation Hedges like Gold, Real Estate, are Effective, but Bitcoin, other Cryptos Emerging as Wealth Protectors: Report

The team at digital assets firm Kraken has released a new report on Inflation, which they refer to as the “insidious thief.” As mentioned in a blog post by Kraken, the concept of inflation is “front and center again for many market participants, but not… Read More

Financial Data Streaming Prototype for Handling 2,000 Data Points Per Second Now Being Developed by Bank for International Settlements

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,” is reportedly developing a data-streaming prototype that will be able to handle 2,000… Read More

Reserve Bank of India is Working on Enabling Offline Digital Payments to Help Consumers in Rural Areas Join the Formal Economy

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank that controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee, is reportedly working on an offline digital transactions pilot, in order to get more consumers in rural areas, without internet connections, to adopt virtual payments…. Read More

Sky Guo, Founding Member at OMFIF Digital Monetary Policy Institute, Explains why Interoperability Is an Important Aspect of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs

  We recently caught up with Sky Guo, a founding member at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, the global central banking think tank that assists policymakers with understanding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Guo, who’s also the founder of Cypherium, which focuses on enabling interoperability… Read More

Internationally Comparable Information on Fintech Is “Lacking in Offical Statistics,” Bank for International Settlements Explains

  The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global financial institution owned by reserve banks that aims to support international monetary and financial cooperation and acts as a bank for central banks, notes that as financial technology, or financial innovation and digitalization, begin to transform… 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

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

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