Tagged: digital dollar

Former President Donald Trump No Fan of a CBDC

Donald Trump touched on the topic of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs) recently, and he is no fan of the concept. A digital dollar is being discussed at the US Federal Reserve and on  Capitol Hill in general. The Fed has been partnering with MIT… Read More

A Wide Range of Outcomes: US Federal Reserve Paper Researches Impact of CBDCs on Financial System

The US Federal Reserve recently published a paper on the potential impact of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on the financial system. Currently, many jurisdictions around the world are investigating the possibility of issuing a digital currency – including the US. China is already… Read More

House Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing on Digital Dollar, Updates on Witnesses, Shares Legislation to Limit CBDC Issuance

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion has posted the witnesses on its forthcoming hearing on a digital dollar. Entitled the Digital Dollar Dilemma: The Implications of a Central Bank Digital Currency and Private Sector Alternatives, the hearing is paired… Read More

Visa Expanding Stablecoin Capabilities via Solana Network Enhances the Credibility of the Crypto Space, According to Industry Professional

Austin Federa, head of strategy at the Solana Foundation, recently noted that firms such as Visa (NYSE: V)  expanding their stablecoin capabilities via the Solana network enhances the perception of the crypto space, which has witnessed numerous scandals and lawsuits during the last few months…. Read More

House Financial Services Committee Announces Gathering of Fintech – Digital Assets Subcommittee

The House Financial Services Committee has announced a hearing on the digital dollar or Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), held by the Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology (Fintech), and Inclusion. Scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 14 at 2PM ET, the hearing is… Read More

Former OCC Head, Dean of Economics at University of Austin, Tout Stablecoins as Path to Ongoing Dollar Supremacy

There has been a lot of discussion about the US Dollar remaining the top reserve currency around the world. Having the dollar be the big dog in the realm of fiat brings a lot of benefits to the US and must be a leading policy… Read More

CBDCs: Digital Dollar Project Launches Pilot with Western Union Focused on Cross-Border Payments

The Digital Dollar Project announced the completion of a pilot study conducted in collaboration with The Western Union Company, BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO Unibank) in the Philippines, and support from Accenture. This collaboration represents the Digital Dollar Project’s latest private sector efforts “in support of… Read More

Web3 Adoption: Circle Introduces Programmable Wallets as Part of Web 3.0 Services Line

On July 30th, 2015, the Genesis block of Ethereum was created. Eight years later, today Ethereum is the dominant blockchain network “with growing developer interest, lower transaction fees, and faster settlement times.” Yet, fewer than 0.5% of the 100 million developers worldwide “are actively building… Read More

Stablecoin Report: Serving as Backbone of DeFi Apps, Stablecoins May Further Permeate Everyday Financial Activities

The researchers at Coin Metrics have shared an update, titled, “Decoding the Digital Dollar: Unraveling the Risks of Stablecoins.” Lucas Nuzzi and Kyle Waters from Coin Metrics have noted that earlier this month, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services convened “to discuss proposed legislation,… Read More

Digital Dollar: House Hearing on the Dollar Remaining as the Global Reserve Currency

The House Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions, part of the Financial Services Committee, is holding a hearing today on the dominance of the dollar around the world as a reserve currency. The hearing is entitled Dollar Dominance: Preserving the U.S…. Read More

Economist Paul Krugman Criticizes Governor Ron DeSantis’ Opposition to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

The economist that publicly stated the internet would never amount to much comparing it to the fax machine – Paul Krugman is slamming Governor Ron DeSantis’ opposition to a digital dollar or a central bank digital currency (CBDC). DeSantis officially announced his candidacy for President of… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Canada Introduces Public Consultations on a Digital Dollar

The Bank of Canada is launching an online public consultation on “the features that could be included in a digital Canadian dollar.” The consultation opened on May 8, 2023 and runs until June 19. The way Canadians pay for everything from the daily necessities “to… Read More

Introducing the Commissioner for Digital Money: Safeguarding Privacy and Our Democratic Rights in the Age of Programmable Money

As the USA House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Fintech, and Inclusion, hold a hearing on stablecoins Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in the USA, in the UK, and around the world, attempts to shoe-horn digital money from central and private banks (CBDCs and Stablecoins) into existing… Read More

Draft Legislation on Stablecoins Posted in Advance of Hearing by House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Fintech

On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, the House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Fintech, and Inclusion, will hold a hearing on stablecoins. The hearing is being joined by draft legislation that may end up providing a viable path to regulate this new form of payments and transfers…. Read More

Governor Ron DeSantis: Just Says NO to Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, widely expected to enter the presidential race in the coming months, is aiming to put a stop to central bank digital currency (CBDC) being utilized in his state, and all of the United States for that matter. “Central Bank Digital Currency… Read More

CBDCs: US Federal Reserve is Hiring for Digital Currency Talent

As the world knows, most central banks in the developed world are investigating the benefits and risks of issuing digital currency. While the bulk of transactions is already handled electronically today, the thesis is that by incorporating new technology, a digital currency – or digital… Read More

King Dollar Doesn’t Need CBDC to Reign Supreme

The concept of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), privately issued stablecoins, and digital currency, in general, has swirled together for some time now. Some policymakers and pundits believe that for the dollar to continue to reign as the world’s default currency, it must move… Read More

EMTECH to Pilot a US CBDC via The Digital Dollar Project Sandbox Program

EMTECH, a central banking infrastructure provider, announced it will take part in the recently announced Technical Sandbox Program by The Digital Dollar Project in order “to explore the new possibilities of a U.S. CBDC ‘Digital Dollar’.” As one of the 4 announced technical vendors, EMTECH… Read More

Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard to Testify at House Committee on Financial Services Hearing on CBCDs

Lael Brainard, the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at the US Federal Reserve, will testify today at the House Committee on Financial Services on the hot topic of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The Fed is currently researching the viability of a digital dollar… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Discusses, CBDCs, Stablecoins, & Digital Asset Innovation

Speaking at American University today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen addressed the emerging sector of digital assets as well as stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Secretary Yellen reflected on the growth of digital assets, rising from just $14 billion to around $3… Read More

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