Cointelegraph predictions for the first 5 CBDCs of 2021-2022

2021 & 2022 touted to be the most important years for the development of CBDCs Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have been an integral part of progressive discussions within the cryptocurrency community. CBDCs are virtual representations of the fiat currency of a particular country. They are often based on blockchain technology and are issued and […]

Will CBDCs replace stablecoins?

The growth of stablecoins within the crypto industry has surged in the past year, with the total supply reaching $31.7 billion at the time of writing. Source: The Block Most of the growth has been driven by USDT and USDC, the two largest stablecoins by total supply, accounting for 75% and 14% of the stablecoin […]

Ukraine’s CBDC, the Digital Hryvina, Will Run on Stellar’s Blockchain

Besides working on a central bank digital currency, Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) will also help with the development of digital assets and regulation of stablecoins in the country. The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) on Dec. 28. SDF announced on Monday, this […]

BSN architect firm eyes CBDC with two new projects

The company behind China’s Blockchain Services Network revealed two projects to build infrastructure for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, promising a BSN payments layer, and a public chain in which “gas fees” can be paid without buying cryptocurrency. He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Tech, spoke at a TechNode-sponsored webinar recorded Dec. 21.  […]

Central Bankers, Experts Outline Possible Scenarios for CBDC Adoption

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can have broad implications for the global balance of power in both finance and politics, but the optimal scenarios for adoption have yet to be found. These are some of the ideas voiced by the panelists discussing China’s digital yuan project on Wednesday. The panel was arranged by Policy 4.0, […]

From PayPal to Libra: Big Tech Has Forced Central Banks to Wake Up to CBDCs, Says Benoit Coeure

Libra was the final wake-up call for central banks that prompted serious consideration of digital currency issuances, according to Benoit Coeure, head of the Innovation Hub at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). In an interview with French newspaper L’Express published on the BIS website Friday, Coeure acknowledged central banks had been resting on their […]

Norway Evaluates CBDC, Concludes Only 4% Of Country Uses Cash

Ida Wolden Bache stands as the deputy governor of the central bank of Norway, Norges Bank, and spoke at an event on Thursday. Bache described a decline in cash payments within the country, at the same time detailing the finer points regarding central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs. Highlighting Significantly Low Cash Use In her […]

Brazil Becomes The Latest Country To Confirm Plans to Launch A CBDC

Brazil’s Economy Minister recently spoke during the celebration of the Caixa Economica Federal’s 100 millionth digital savings account, and he used the opportunity to announce Brazil’s own CBDC. The Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) trend is larger than ever, with countries worldwide announcing their intention to create their own digital currency, one after another. The […]

Bank of Canada: CBDCs should be ready to go if Libra is blocked

A Bank of Canada executive urges all central banks to develop their central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) if Libra gets blocked by regulators. Timothy Lane, deputy governor of the Bank of Canada (BoC), is advising central banks worldwide to have their CBDCs in place should regulators block Libra coin. Facebook and its partners have been […]

Canada, UK, Japan and US release joint CBDC report

A group of central banks from some of the biggest global economies have released a joint report assessing the feasibility of central bank digital currencies. The seven partnered with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on the report which seeks to offer insight into what is needed for a central bank to roll out a […]

Estonia launches CBDC research after delisting 500 digital currency firms

The Estonian central bank has launched a multi-year research project into the viability of a central bank digital currency. Known as Eesti Pank, the bank believes that a CBDC would give residents and businesses new ways to deposit and use money. The move comes just days after reports of its e-Residency scheme being linked to […]

Bank of China’s CBDC trials crossed 3 million between April and August

1.1 billion RMB worth of CBDC transactions were conducted between April and August. The Chinese government plans on testing out the CBDC in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. The Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), Fan Yi Fei, shared some insights about the country’s CBDC (central bank digital currency) trials during the […]

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