Tag: cbdcs

Jan 25 2021

The Future of Money in the Multiverse

Jan 25 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdcs opinion

It's 2028 and central banks, Big Tech companies and the "deplatformed" are establishing their own worlds of digital money.

Jan 22 2021

BIS Plans Platform for Testing Central Bank Digital Currencies in Cross-Border Payments

Jan 22 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bis cbdcs central banks coinflash news

The new platform was announced as part of the BIS Innovation Hub's priorities and programs for 2021.

Jan 19 2021

French Central Bank Trials Digital Currency for Interbank Settlement

Jan 19 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banque de france cbdcs coinflash news

The pilot involved the settlement on a private blockchain of around €2 million.

Jan 18 2021

Former Canadian Prime Minister Lists Bitcoin as Possible Future Reserve Currency

Jan 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  canada cbdcs markets news policy & regulation

Stephen Harper said "the number of things that people use as reserves will expand," but the U.S. dollar will still retain its dominant role.

Jan 14 2021

Jerome Powell on CBDCs: ‘We Don’t Feel a Need to Be First’

The U.S. is going slow on central bank digital currencies (CDBCs) considering the risks they may pose to the dollar’s dominance, the Fed Chair said Thursday.

First Mover: Forget Facebook’s Stablecoin. Now It’s $700B Bitcoin in the Crosshairs

Bitcoin's powerful move over the past couple months to a market value of more than $700 billion is suddenly commanding more attention from global financial regulators.

Jan 13 2021

Bitcoin in Race for Adoption Before Central Banks Launch Digital Currencies: Australia’s Macquarie

With a runway of a year or more before the Federal Reserve and other major central banks can launch digital currencies, bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies could gain a foothold in electronic commerce.

Jan 12 2021

Is China Poised to Nationalize Alibaba?

Jan 12 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  alibaba cbdcs china global the breakdown

The International Business Times reports China might nationalize Alibaba. Here’s what that has to do with China’s digital currency efforts.

Jan 05 2021

Swedish Bankers Air Concerns Over E-Krona Digital Currency Plan

Jan 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdcs e-krona news policy & regulation

While the Riksbank appears keen to launch the e-krona, bankers are worried about how the digital currency might affect their industry.

LCX Exchange Gets Licensed in Liechtenstein to Help Banks Create Their Own Digital Assets

Jan 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdcs lcx liechtenstein security tokens

LCX has been granted eight out of the 11 crypto-related licenses in Liechtenstein.

Jan 04 2021

Ukraine Government Picks Stellar to Help Build National Digital Currency

The Stellar Development Foundation's work with Ukraine's government to digitize the hryvnia will officially launch this month.

Shenzhen to Double Digital Yuan Giveaway in China’s Latest Lottery Test

The latest digital currency giveaway is aimed to gauge user experience ahead of an expected launch.

Dec 31 2020

Crypto Dollars and CBDCs: The Battle to Come

The future of money will be a tussle between algorythmic and fiat-pegged stablecoins and central bank digital currency experiments.

Dec 30 2020

CBDCs: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Almost 50 monetary authorities and central banks are researching and developing wholesale or retail CBDCs. What does 2021 hold in store?

Dec 28 2020

Charting Asia’s Dominant FinTech Frontier

Dec 28 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  asia cbdcs fintech opinion people

Asia looks poised to continue its trajectory towards digital dominance, says the co-founder of Zilliqa.

That Decoupling Sound: China, the US and a Year of CBDCs

Dec 28 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdcs opinion people year in review 2020

This year China and the U.S. faced off over trade and technology bans. But the battler for monetary hegemony has only just begun.

Dec 21 2020

Central Banks Had to Up Their Money Game This Year – And They Did

Faced by the rise of stablecoins and other blockchain experiments, central banks had to up their monetary game – and they did.

Dec 17 2020

Compound’s New Blockchain Readies DeFi for Central Bank Digital Currencies

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business cbdcs compound defi tech

"We want to announce the designs for a blockchain that can scale Compound over the next century," Compound founder Robert Leshner told CoinDesk.

Dec 14 2020

Ex-People’s Bank Chief Says Digital Yuan Not Planned to Replace Global Currencies

Dec 14 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cbdcs china digital yuan news pboc

"We are not like Libra and we don’t have an ambition to replace existing currencies,” said a former governor of the People's Bank of China.

Dec 11 2020

SDX Chief Gets Philosophical About Crypto’s Swiss-Singapore Connection

Dec 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banking business cbdcs dbs r3 corda

The crypto corridor connecting Switzerland and Singapore is firming up, involving many of the usual suspects in banking, custody and trading.

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