The head of Russia's central bank has said the institution is investigating the possible future launch of a digital currency.
The head of Germany's central bank has said central bank digital currencies could destabilize financial systems and worsen bank runs.
A European Central Bank council member has come out generally in favor of wholesale central bank digital currencies.
The Bank of Russia will consider the use of a gold-backed cryptocurrency to facilitate international settlements, according to its governor.
The Boston Federal Reserve is close to launching their own private supervisory node.
The central banks of Canada and Singapore have for the first time settled cross-border payments using blockchain and central bank digital currencies.
More than 40 central banks are experimenting with blockchain, says a new report by the World Economic Forum.
The State Bank of Pakistan, the country’s central bank, is reportedly considering launching a digital currency as part of a modernization drive.
BIS chief Agustin Carstens has said that central banks are wary about issuing digital currencies due to the "huge operational consequences."
Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.