Central Banking

Brazil’s Central Bank to Launch Near-Instant Payments as a Response to Cryptocurrencies

A new payments system is coming to Brazil later this year promising almost instant transfers. Called PIX, the project from…

10% of Central Banks Surveyed Close to Issuing Digital Currencies: BIS

A fifth of the world's population may well have access to a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in as little…

Australians Won’t Use Libra, Believes Central Bank

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has expressed doubt over whether cryptocurrencies, including Libra and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs),…

Stablecoin Crisis Could Wreck Global Finance, Fed Warns in New Report

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board on Friday warned that a stablecoin crisis could wreak havoc on the global economy and…

China Central Bank Official: Digital Yuan Should Have ‘Controllable Anonymity’

China’s proposed new stablecoin project should strike a balance between protecting privacy and regulatory enforcement, China’s Digital Currency Research Institute…

Tunisia’s Central Bank Denies Reports Claiming It Issued an E-Dinar

The Central Bank of Tunisia is denying reports that it has launched a digital currency. In a sweeping rejection published…

ECB’s Benoit Coeure to Lead Central Banking Digital Currency Initiative

Benoit Coeure, outgoing member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB), is to lead a new global…

MAS, JPMorgan Build Payments System With Inter-Blockchain Connectivity

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s central bank, has completed development of a blockchain-based cross border payments system…

After Xi, China’s Central Bank Gives Blockchain Tech a Pump

The Chinese central bank is promoting the use of blockchain in trade finance, soon after the nation’s president made a…

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