CBDC

China, CBDC, Bitcoin, BTC, Digital Yuan

Bitcoin is referred to as a “Investment Alternative” by the Chinese Central Bank

With encouraging remarks from Li Bo, the new deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, China may be softening its stance on cryptoassets, almost four years after enacting a crackdown on bitcoin (BTC), altcoins, and crypto exchanges (PBoC). Several media outlets, including CNBC and the South China Morning Post, quoted Li Bo as saying […]

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Russia intends to use the digital ruble to power its USD Purge

The politician in charge of drafting Russia’s crypto regulation legislation. And formulating the country’s financial policy has spoken out about the need to eliminate the US dollar from the economy. Referring to the upcoming digital ruble as a “higher form of money.” Anatoly Aksakov, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Financial Markets. And also […]

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In China, crypto and digital yuan fraudsters are causing havoc

As bitcoin (BTC) prices rise and the rollout of the Chinese central bank digital currency (CBDC) approaches, Chinese media outlets are reporting a sharp increase in bogus crypto, blockchain, and digital yuan-related schemes in the country. According to reports from JRJ and the National Business Daily, unsuspecting investors are putting up as much as USD […]

Cryptocurrency forms the Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum

Cryptocurrency forms the Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum

The upcoming Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum will feature two separate cryptocurrency sessions. Offering another compelling sign that digital assets have penetrated mainstream awareness. Moreover, on Monday and Thursday, the sessions, titled Resetting Digital Currencies, will be held. Five public speakers included in the first session, including Governor Andrew Bailey of the Bank […]

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Australia’s Reserve Bank forms partnerships for CBDC research

The financial institution will partner with the Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank. The financial services company Perpetual, and software company ConsenSys on a project to explore the potential use of a wholesale central bank digital currency in the country using “Ethereum-based distributed ledger technology”. According to a Nov. 2 announcement from The Reserve Bank of […]

Report: Another Chinese giant, Meituan Dianping, Might Test Digital Yuan

As the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) – the country’s central bank – is said to have engaged in negotiations. With a giant online food distribution network to check the digital yuan. The roll-out of China’s much-discussed central bank digital currency (CBDC) is getting one step closer. Citing “people with direct knowledge of the matter,” […]

BitMEX Report: Issuance of CBDCs may lead to inflation

BitMEX Report: Issuance of CBDCs May Lead to Inflation

A March 18th post by BitMEX Research discusses the two approaches governments can take with regards to the issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the ramifications for the economy. Money Supply In the modern economy, the money supply is largely determined by the banks’ ability and/or willingness to make loans. From a […]

Sweden's central bank digital currencies

Sweden’s Central Bank Wants to Host Innovation Hub for Digital Currencies

The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank that started testing its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) in February, wants to host the digital currency innovation hub by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Officially announcing the news on March 6, the Riksbank noted that in order for the hub to be located in Sweden, the bank […]

Bank of England

Bank of England Releases Discussion Paper on CBDCs

The Bank of England (BoE) is seriously weighing the pros and cons of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) denominated in pounds sterling. Britain’s central bank recognized that a digital pound could be destabilizing for the current banking system. However, digital currency could use the latest FinTech and make transactions easier and faster for […]

Marshall Islands sovereign digital currency will be based on algorand

Marshall Island’s Digital Currency will be Built on Algorand Blockchain

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has selected blockchain firm Algorand as the technology partner for its national digital currency. After first revealing its planned digital currency – the Marshallese Sovereign (SOV) – back in February 2018, the Marshall Islands has taken a further step in the development by partnering with major blockchain startup […]