CBDC

 

What is a CBDC?
A central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a new digital form of sovereign money. CBDCs are issued by the government, where monetary policies are still formed by the central bank.

Jamaica on Track to Launch CBDC, says Jam-Dex
The Jamaican Decentralized Exchange (Jam-DEX), the official name of the Jamaican CBDC is set to go live for domestic use later this month, according to Bank of Jamaica Governor Richard Byles.
Brazil Considers CBDC Project as a Means to Innovate Digitally: Economist
The development of CBDC means several things to several people, and for Brazil, it is a broad complement to its already transforming payment ecosystem.
Fireblocks Taps Former BoE Fintech Head as its CBDC Director
Digital assets infrastructure provider Fireblocks has announced the onboarding of Varun Paul, the former head of fintech at the Bank of England (BoE) as its new Central Banking Digital Currency (CBDC) and Market Infrastructure Director.
$30m e-CNY Airdropped in Shenzhen to Boost Consumer Spending
The use of China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is currently being boosted by the city of Shenzhen which according to reports has airdropped 30 million Digital Yuan (e-CNY) to its residents.
Mercado Bitcoin, Stellar Team Collaborate on Brazil’s CBDC Project
Mercado Bitcoin and the Stellar Development Foundation will explore the possibility of developing CBDC solutions to meet Brazilian future payments needs in a digital economy.
American Bankers See No Compelling Case for Digital Dollar
The ABA said that it has not seen a compelling case for the pursuit of the Digital Dollars as any attempt to float the new form of money will undermine the role of banks and private financial institutions in the country.
The ECBs digital euro is on its way. How will it affect crypto?
Governments reject the concept of decentralization, claiming that cryptocurrencies are unreliable, unsafe, and therefore shouldn't be used. Instead, they advocate centralized CBDCs. Those motives are understandable; cryptocurrencies allow citizens of a country to bypass capital controls imposed by their government. The elimination of intermediaries might destabilize existing financial infrastructures, which is why governments are taking these steps.
Bahamas’ Sand Dollar CBDC Begins Facial-Recognition Rollout to Authorize Mobile Payments
Millions of Bahamas smartphone users have started using facial recognition technology to authenticate Sand Dollar CBDC payments made through smart devices.
E-HKD’s Development in Hong Kong- The Future Way of Currency?
Exclusive: a study shows that 90% of surveyed central banks worldwide are exploring the future issuance of CBDCs. Blockchain.News interviewed industry experts to find out the outlook of e-HKD and its potential adoption.
Chile's Central Bank Wants More Time to Study CBDCs
Chile’s apex bank, Banco Central de Chile is exploring more research options to determine whether it will issue a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or not

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