Category: Central Banking

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…

ECB Official Calls Bitcoin ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis’

European Central Bank executive board member Benoît Cœuré said this week that blockchain is promising – but that bitcoin is…

IMF Chief Lagarde Calls for ‘Exploration’ of State-Backed Digital Currencies

Christine Lagarde, managing director and chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has encouraged the exploration of a central bank…

Most Central Banks Back Digital Currency If DLT Improved: IBM Survey

A new IBM research report finds most polled central banks believe they should issue a wholesale central bank digital currency…

India Supreme Court Seeks Government Opinion on Crypto Within 2 Weeks

The Supreme Court of India has asked the country's government to provide an opinion on cryptocurrencies, amid legal fallout from…

Startup Bringing Blockchain Privacy to Central Banks Wins $15 Million Funding

Blockchain startup Adhara, which boasts a stellar line-up of former banking innovators, has secured $15 million in new funding from…

PBoC’s Digital Currency Chief Departs to Lead Securities Clearing House

The former architect of China's central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiative has left the position to head the country's central…

FinCEN Blasts Iran’s ‘Malign’ Use of Crypto to Bypass Economic Sanctions

A U.S. crime-fighting agency is urging domestic exchanges to help prevent the Iranian regime from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic…

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