CBDCs

China’s Central Bank ‘Close’ to Launching Official Digital Currency

An official at China’s central bank has said the institution is nearing the launch of its digital currency. Speaking at…

Bank of Japan: Adopting Central Bank Crypto Would Mean Dropping Cash

An official at the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has ruled out the use of central bank digital currencies because to…

Marshall Islands Sets Up Non-Profit to Oversee National Digital Currency

The Marshall Islands has set up a not-for-profit organization to oversee the Pacific nation’s digital legal tender, the “Sovereign” (SOV).…

Bundesbank Chief Warns on Risks of Central Bank Digital Currencies

The head of Germany’s central bank has said central bank digital currencies could destabilize financial systems and worsen bank runs.…

ECB Official Says Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency a ‘Viable Option’

A European Central Bank (ECB) official has come out generally in favor of wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Vitas…

Digital Renminbi: A Fiat Coin to Make M0 Great Again

Dovey Wan is a partner at Primitive Ventures, a crypto asset investment fund. Contrary to what many think, China does…

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International…

Over 40 Central Banks Are Considering Blockchain Currencies: Davos Report

More than 40 central banks worldwide are experimenting with blockchain technology, says a new report by the World Economic Forum.…

Pakistan Central Bank Eyes Digital Currency Launch by 2025

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the country’s central bank, is considering the launch of a digital currency by 2025.…

Central Banks See ‘No Value’ in Issuing Digital Currency: BIS Chief

The general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has again warned that caution is needed when considering central…

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