A Bank of Japan official has ruled out the launch of a central bank digital currency because to do so may require the country to abandon cash.
The second report from the project 'Stella' initiative explores applications of distributed ledger technology to the securities settlement process.
The Bank of Japan and the ECB have said that blockchain technology is too "immature" to replace their real-time settlement systems.
In an exclusive interview, Bank of Japan's Yuko Kawai discussed how blockchain is emerging as one of the "hottest topics" among central banks.
HAW Technologies has developed a bitcoin lending market concept, presented at an event hosted by Japan’s central bank.
An official from Japan’s central bank invoked failed ethereum-based project The DAO in a speech yesterday.
The head of payments at Japan's central bank says blockchain won't be applied to its payments and settlement systems any time soon.
Japan's 'Galapagos Syndrome' means that some tech firms are unable to compete internationally, but one blockchain consortium aims to change that.
Japan’s central bank is set to host an event focused on distributed ledger tech next month.
The European Central Bank is weighing the use of distributed ledger tech in partnership with Japan’s central bank.