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.
The Supreme Court of India has asked the government to give its view on cryptocurrencies, amid fallout from a ruling by the central bank in April.
Blockchain startup Adhara, which aims to bring zero knowledge proofs to central bank systems, has secured $15 million in new funding from Consensys.
The former chief of China's central bank digital currency initiative has left the role to lead the country's central securities clearing house.
U.S. regulator FinCEN is urging domestic exchanges to prevent Iran from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions.
China's central bank is looking to recruit blockchain tech and legal experts as it continues development of a yuan-based digital currency.
Blockchain finance firm Clearmatics has closed a $12-million Series A funding round led by Route 66 Ventures.