Central Bank

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 […]

Zimbabwe returns to crypto

Zimbabwe Returns to Crypto as Reserve Bank Proposes Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is reportedly developing a regulatory sandbox for cryptocurrency companies in the country. The news was reported on March 16 by the local newspaper Chronicle, citing a representative from the bank speaking at a conference on March 13. Chronicle reports that RBZ’s deputy director for financial markets and national payment […]

Bank of England warns crypto adoption may impact credit creation

Bank of England Warns Crypto Adoption May Impact Credit Creation

Jon Cuncliffe, the deputy governor for the financial stability of the United Kingdom’s central bank, the Bank of England (BoE), has warned that the crypto adoption may weaken or eliminate bank credit issuance. In a speech delivered to the London School of Economics on Feb 28, Cunliffe predicted that the integration of stablecoins on social […]

BOE official says central banks may lose payments race to tech companies

BOE Official: Central Banks May Lose Payments Race to Tech Companies

Bank of England (BoE) chief cashier Sarah John has expressed opinions favoring state-issued digital currencies, according to Feb 22 article published by The Telegraph. She urged other central banks to consider developing central bank cryptocurrencies in response to recent moves from private companies’ in the digital payments sector. John stated that it’s “really important” to […]

Israeli banks shouldn't deny services to crypto firms

Israeli Banks Should Not Deny Services to Crypto Firms: Attorney General

Israeli banks shouldn’t deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit. Instead of halting financial services for all crypto firms, banks should closely examine each case for indicators of money laundering risks or other illicit financial practices, Mandelblit told the Tel Aviv District Court. Mandelblit’s stance purportedly opposed to […]

South Korea's central bank exploring blockchain technology

Report: Bank of Korea Seeks to Deploy Blockchain in Bond Market

Global central banks are increasingly looking at blockchain technology as a tool to make interbanking processes more efficient and transparent. Following the World Bank’s exemplary experience of blockchain bond transactions, South Korea’s central bank is working on its own blockchain-based bonds. The report comes first in the press on Feb 18. Bank of Korea started […]

central bank of bahama to roll out its digital dollar in h2 2020

Bahama Digital Dollar to Roll Out Across All Islands in H2 2020

While major industry actors argue that central bank digital currencies are years or decades ahead, the Bahama plan to adopt a CBDC no later than 2020. John Rolle, the governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB), confirms that the Bahamian digital dollar initiative will be introduced across all islands in the second half […]

japanese official calls for urgent development of digital yen

Japanese Official Calls for Urgent Development of Digital Yen

Another Japanese lawmaker has publicly called for the swift development of the digital yen. The head of the banking and finance systems research commission at Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, Kozo Yamamoto, said that the country should create a digital yen in two-to-three years. As per the report by Reuters, Yamamoto said Japan should plan for […]