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.
Central bank-issued cryptocurrency could bring economic welfare gains for Canada and the U.S., according to a researcher from Canada's central bank.
A U.S. congressman called for banning all U.S. residents from buying or mining cryptocurrencies during a hearing Wednesday.
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee will host a crypto hearing focused on its use as a form of money next week.
The continuing efforts by China's central bank to build a fully-featured digital currency product are revealed in its many patent filings.
The central banks of both Australia and New Zealand have said they do not plan to create their own digital currencies – at least for now.
Former chair of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, writes on the viability of CBDCs and their need for further investigation.
South Korea's first major blockchain conference saw discussion of the possibility of a central bank cryptocurrency Wednesday.
Yao Qian, digital currency research director at PBoC thinks a central bank digital currency should incorporate some features of cryptocurrency.