CBDCs

Bank of Canada Exploring CBDC Design with MIT
Bank of Canada Exploring CBDC Design with MIT
March 18, 2022  |  CBDC

The Bank of Canada is teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a 12-month research project that’s focused on the design of...

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FedNow’s Progress on Instant Payments May Weaken Case for Digital Dollar
FedNow’s Progress on Instant Payments May Weaken Case for Digital Dollar
March 09, 2022  |  Faster Payments

Deciding whether to create a digital dollar was a key part of an executive order President Joe Biden announced Wednesday morning (March 9) to create...

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Biden’s Executive Order Set to Fast-Track Crypto Policy
Biden’s Executive Order Set to Fast-Track Crypto Policy
March 09, 2022  |  Cryptocurrency

Saying the “rise in digital assets creates an opportunity to reinforce American leadership in the global financial system and at the technological frontier,” President Joe...

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Central Banks May Take Additional Time to Explore CBDCs
Central Banks May Take Additional Time to Explore CBDCs
February 11, 2022  |  CBDC

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a paper on February 9, “Behind the Scenes of Central Bank Digital Currency,” analyzing the experiences of six central...

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Digital Dollar’s Power Problem: What Happens When the Lights Go Out?
Digital Dollar’s Power Problem: What Happens When the Lights Go Out?
February 07, 2022  |  CBDC

One of the big promises of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is that they are usable anywhere paper currencies are accepted. That is to say,...

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Blockchain Trial Zones in China Lay Tracks to Expand Digital Yuan
Blockchain Trial Zones in China Lay Tracks to Expand Digital Yuan
January 31, 2022  |  Blockchain

In payments, in the war between cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) that continues to take shape, it is the infrastructure — the rails,...

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This Week in CBDCs: Fed Notes Downside of Digital Coins; Iran and Japan Show Interest
This Week in CBDCs: Fed Notes Downside of Digital Coins; Iran and Japan Show Interest
January 28, 2022  |  CBDC

This week in central bank digital currencies (CDBCs), the Federal Reserve sounds a note of caution about a nationwide digital currency, while Japan and Iran...

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The Evolving CBDC and Crypto Regulatory Landscape in China, Russia and the US
The Evolving CBDC and Crypto Regulatory Landscape in China, Russia and the US
January 24, 2022  |  CBDC

The Federal Reserve released its long-awaited working paper on the benefits and risks of creating a U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC) last week.  In...

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Regulatory Environment Still Uncertain for CBDCs
Regulatory Environment Still Uncertain for CBDCs
January 18, 2022  |  CBDC

The regulatory environment is taking shape for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) — but there’s hardly a clear-cut path forward, at least here in the...

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