central bank digital currency

New Head of China’s Digital Currency Says It Beats Facebook Libra on Tech Features

The Chinese central bank has a new digital currency chief who says its upcoming digital yuan has features not offered…

Rwanda’s Central Bank Is Researching a Possible Digital Currency Launch

Rwanda’s central bank is studying the development and issuance of its own digital currency. The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR)…

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…

BIS Chief: Central Banks May Issue Digital Currencies ‘Sooner Than We Think’

After issuing comments and reports heavily critical of cryptocurrencies over the last few years, Agustin Carstens, chief of the Bank for…

Russia’s Central Bank Is Considering Launching a Digital Currency

The head of Russia’s central bank has said the institution could one day launch its own digital currency. Chairwoman Elvira…

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…

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.…

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Takes Step Toward Digital Currency Rollout

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is about to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency (CBDC) in…

Saudi Arabia, UAE Aim to Cut Payments Costs With Common Digital Currency

The central banks of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have jointly launched a digital currency trial. The…

The Era of Central Bank Digital Currencies Is Within Reach

Kevin Rutter is the research lead at R3. “CBDC, not bitcoin” is the new “blockchain, not bitcoin.” Since 2014, discussions…

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