Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.
A Bank of Korea study concluded that a central bank digital currency could adversely affect commercial banks and ultimately financial stability.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are hoping a shared digital currency can cut remittance costs between the two countries.
The proof-of-work algorithm used by bitcoin and some other cryptos is not viable in the long term, argues a Bank of International Settlements study.
Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank.
Africa's various currency crises illustrate why cryptocurrency innovation shouldn't be stifled, says economic analyst Terence Zimwara.
A phased roll-out of a central bank digital currency is not only possible, but may be what certain regions need, says R3's research lead.
ECB executive board member Benoît Cœuré has discussed potential uses for blockchain at central banks, but he's really not keen on bitcoin.
Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, encouraged the exploration of central bank digital currencies in a speech on Wednesday.
A new IBM survey finds most central banks polled back issuing a wholesale digital currency, but are still uncertain about blockchain's efficiency.