A former Russian central banker has spun a blockchain startup out of a traditional payments firm, focusing on helping merchants mint cryptocurrency.
A representative of the Central Bank of Nigeria opened up about his views on cryptocurrency at a technology-specific conference this week.
Uruguay is the latest country to see its central bank start experimenting with its own digital currency, according to statements from its president.
Germany's central bank has published a new blockchain research paper.
Malaysia's central bank could introduce rules around cryptocurrencies by the end of this year, according to statements by its governor.
Distributed ledgers could help update aging central banking systems, says a new report, but issuing cryptocurrencies will be a more complex affair.
Russia's central bank doesn't want to see cryptocurrencies classified as a form of foreign currency, according to statements from its governor.
A Bank of England researcher wrote earlier this week that a central bank digital currency would need "extraordinary" levels of resilience to work.
A paper from the Bank of Namibia makes familiar points about the risks of money laundering and the perils of a stateless currency.