Russia's central bank sees no strong reason to launch a national cryptocurrency that would override the potential risks, according to its chief.
An official at China's central bank has said the institution is nearing the launch of its national digital currency.
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 Marshall Islands has set up a not-for-profit organization to oversee the Pacific nation's digital legal tender, the SOV.
The head of Germany's central bank has said central bank digital currencies could destabilize financial systems and worsen bank runs.
A European Central Bank council member has come out generally in favor of wholesale central bank digital currencies.
Anonymous, cryptocurrencies could become more important in an environment where government money is closely controlled, says Dovey Wan.
More than 40 central banks are experimenting with blockchain, says a new report by the World Economic Forum.
The State Bank of Pakistan, the country’s central bank, is reportedly considering launching a digital currency as part of a modernization drive.
BIS chief Agustin Carstens has said that central banks are wary about issuing digital currencies due to the "huge operational consequences."