CBDCs

Fed Finalizes Analysis, Report on Digital Currency
Fed Finalizes Analysis, Report on Digital Currency
October 04, 2021  |  CBDC

As soon as this week, the Federal Reserve could begin weighing the possible risks and benefits of issuing a U.S. digital currency, according to a...

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Visa Unveils Universal Payment Channel for Blockchain
Visa Unveils Universal Payment Channel for Blockchain
September 30, 2021  |  Blockchain

Visa is working on a universal payment channel project that connects blockchain networks to a variety of cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)....

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CBDCs Lower Costs and Settlement Times for X-Border Payments 
CBDCs Lower Costs and Settlement Times for X-Border Payments 
September 30, 2021  |  Cross-border Payments

For central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), time is of the essence. Literally. Just a few weeks after the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) urged central...

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Nigeria’s Central Bank Preps for Launch of eNaira Digital Currency
Nigeria’s Central Bank Preps for Launch of eNaira Digital Currency
September 27, 2021  |  CBDC

The official website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) digital currency is live, Nigerian publication THISDAY reported. Called the eNaira, the currency is slated...

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China ‘Blanket’ Crypto Ban Paves Way for CBDCs 
China ‘Blanket’ Crypto Ban Paves Way for CBDCs 
September 24, 2021  |  Cryptocurrency

In China, there has been a continuing crackdown on cryptocurrencies and now, perhaps with some finality, the hammer falls. We’re referring, of course, to the...

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Big Banks See Challenges, Opportunities In Central Bank Digital Currencies
Big Banks See Challenges, Opportunities In Central Bank Digital Currencies
May 03, 2021  |  Cryptocurrency

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) may be a certainty – in other words, they’ll appear, here and there, depending on which nation you’re looking at,...

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Major Players May Have To Wait Years For CBDCs
Major Players May Have To Wait Years For CBDCs
March 31, 2021  |  Cryptocurrency

For central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), in Europe, at least, it’s a case of hurry up and wait. As reported this week, the European Central...

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Fed Chair Powell Urges Thorough Vetting Of Central Bank Digital Currencies
Fed Chair Powell Urges Thorough Vetting Of Central Bank Digital Currencies
October 19, 2020  |  Cryptocurrency

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell sounded a cautionary note on Monday (Oct. 19) on the bank’s potential rollout of a digital currency. Powell warned...

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ECB Supports Central Bank Digital Currencies
ECB Supports Central Bank Digital Currencies
May 29, 2019  |  Bitcoin

A European Central Bank (ECB) official is throwing his support towards wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). In fact, Vitas Vasiliauskas, a member of the...

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