Tagged: digital currencies

Digital Payments Surge in 2020, while Distributed Ledger Tech is in Focus for Digital Currency Solutions, Efficiency Enhancements: Report

Capgemini has released a new report titled, Payments – Top Trends 2021: Drivers, Opportunities, and Risks Shaping Financial Services. While highlighting key Fintech trends in the payments sector, the extensive report noted that Payments-as-a-Service has gained significant “traction” among small- and mid-tier institutions. It added… Read More

Chainalysis Introduces Asset Realization Program to Help Governments with Managing Seized Digital Assets

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis firm, has introduced an asset realization program to assist government departments and insolvency practitioners with handling, storing, “realizing,” and monitoring seized assets. As mentioned in a blog post by Chainalysis, this announcement has come soon after the largest ever seizure… Read More

Cypherium, an Interoperability Solution Provider for Blockchain based Digital Currencies, has Launched its Mainnet

Cypherium, an enterprise-focused distributed ledger tech (DLT) platform that aims to facilitate interoperability between blockchains and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), has launched its mainnet. The Cypherium main network launch has come after the project raised $28 million in capital which includes $4 million from… Read More

Tourism Industry has Struggled due to COVID, and now Many Tourism focused Countries May Adopt Digital Currencies to Boost Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many different socioeconomic challenges. It has definitely been a really tough year for the travel and tourism industry as most people were forced to cancel their travelling plans and stay at home (to prevent the further spread of the virus)…. Read More

Dave Hodgson: CIO at NEM Group and MD at NEM Ventures Discusses Plans for Enterprise Blockchain Development and Support for DeFi

  We recently connected with Dave Hodgson, Chief Investment Officer at NEM Group and Managing Director NEM Ventures. NEM (XEM) is a major blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) based platform for building and deploying decentralized applications (dApps). Hodgson’s role encompasses group investment management, jurisdictional… Read More

Developments related to Central Bank Digital Currencies have “Accelerated Dramatically” During Past 18 Months: Report

A report published by Global Digital Finance notes that during the past 18 months, the developments related to central bank digital currencies (CBDC) have “accelerated dramatically.” CBDC projects have gone from the research stage to formulating key policy requirements. Countries like China have even introduced… Read More

Ledger Vault Chosen by Societe Generale-Forge to Offer Security Services for its Central Bank Digital Currency or CBDC Tests

Ledger Vault, a cold or offline storage solution provider for digital assets, has reportedly been chosen by France’s Societe Generale-Forge to offer security solutions for its central bank digital currency (CBDCs) project. As noted by the Ledger Vault team, Societe Generale-Forge, the digital capital markets… Read More

Sky Guo, Co-Founder at Cypherium, will be Representing Blockchain Sector at 75th United Nations General Assembly

Sky Guo, a founding member of OMFIF, an independent forum for central banking, economic policy and public investment, has reportedly been invited by the United Nations (UN) to talk about how foreign policy experts can take advantage of the latest digital technologies to address the… Read More

Governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Seem Promising and are Worth Exploring

Dr. Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey, the Governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), the nation’s reserve bank, says that central bank digital currencies or CBDCs seem to be promising and are worth further exploration. Dr. Ahmed’s comments came during a recent webinar held by the International… Read More

Bank of Canada Is Reportedly Planning to Hire Economist that Will Conduct Research related to Fintech and Central Bank Digital Currencies

The Bank of Canada, the nation’s central bank, recently posted a new job requirement for an economist who may have experienced working with digital currencies and financial technologies or Fintech services. The reserve bank has noted that it aims to serve as “a leading central… Read More

Christine Lagarde, President of ECB, Says lack of Digital Payments Integration in Europe has Led to Foreign Providers taking Charge

Christine Lagarde, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has noted that money facilitates both transactions and relationships. According to the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chair, money may be considered “an expression of sovereignty.” Lagarde, whose comments came during the recently held Deutsche… Read More

Retail Focused Central Bank Digital Currencies are “More Advanced” where Informal Economy is Larger: BIS Report

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, has noted that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are now “in the limelight.” However,… Read More

CBDCs: Ukraine’s Reserve Bank Official Claims Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Private Sector to be Successful

Ukraine’s reserve bank claims that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may work well when the private sector is involved. The country’s central banking institution had launched a pilot program back in 2018 that had focused on developing a digital version of Ukraine’s national currency (the… Read More

Cryptocurrency Payments Firm NetCents Technology Joins Visa Fintech Fast Track Program

NetCents Technology Inc (CSE:NC) (FSE:26N) has reportedly joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program in order to enhance its payments platform. NetCents is a digital currency payments technology firm that will now be offering a Visa payment card to customers in the US and Canada. Like… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Publishes Updated List for Approved Virtual Currencies for NY Businesses

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently noted that there are several different paths that virtual currency businesses may take to begin using or listing digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), among many others. The NYDFS is the department of the… Read More

CBDCs: Wang Yongli, Former VP of China’s Reserve Bank, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies can Serve as Cash Substitute

Wang Yongli, the former VP of China’s reserve bank, has argued that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can serve as a substitute for cash or paper money in circulation. Yongli, the director of the Haixia Blockchain Research Institute, noted that virtual currencies can effectively serve… 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

CBDCs: China and Japan Continue to Work on their Respective Digital Currency Projects, New Reports Confirm

The global COVID-19 crisis has forced many businesses to either shut down or make significant changes to their business models. Individuals and companies are increasingly using digital platforms and services to conduct transactions or complete routine tasks that they normally carried out at physical locations…. Read More

Digital Payments: G20 Member Nations Working on New Rules and Policies for Online Transactions

The G20 summit, which will include representatives from 19 different countries and the EU, will be working on laying the groundwork for accepting digital payments. The G20, which is an international forum for world governments and central bank governors, might make changes to the existing… Read More

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

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