digital currency

hawaii launches digital currency sandbox to attract crypto firms

Hawaii Launches Digital Currency Sandbox to Attract Crypto Firms

The governor’s office of Hawaii revealed its new “Digital Currency Innovation Lab” on March 17 – a blockchain and cryptocurrency incubator developed through collaboration between the state’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institution (DFI), and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC). The initiative will run for two years, and will allow […]

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 […]

Binance.US

Global Crypto Exchange Binance.US Enables USDC Deposits

Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance has listed USDC for deposits on its United States Branch, Binance.US. The new listing took effect on 4th March at 9:00 PM EST, allowing users easily convert to BUSD, according to a statement made on their official website. BUSD allowed for trading or holding With such a measure, ‘Binance.US‘ will allow […]

Estonia grants license to chilean crypto exchange

Estonia Grants License to Chilean Crypto Exchange

Chile’s crypto exchange trading platform CryptoMarket has obtained a license issued by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). It allows providing services for the purchase and sale of crypto assets. Founded in 2016, CryptoMarket joins a select group of Latin American crypto companies operating in the region, with Bitso (Mexico) and Mercury Cash (Venezuela) obtaining […]

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 […]

JP Morgan: Blockchain in Banking still years away

JP Morgan: Blockchain in Banking Still Years Away

A recent report by a major United States bank JP Morgan Chase suggested that current blockchain developments are lying down the foundation for digital money, but adoption is still years away. A report published by JP Morgan on Feb 21 suggests that the finance industry is moving beyond blockchain technology. Blockchain in Banking Still Years […]

Japan's research on central bank digital currency advances

Japan the Next Country to Mint a Central Bank Digital Currency

With finance ministers and central bank governors have recently discussed cryptocurrency regulations at the G-20 summit, Japan is taking notice at home. Leaders at the Bank of Japan (BOJ), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and financial Services Agency (FSA) have held a number of meetings to determine whether the country should become next in line 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 […]