Browsing the "Central Bank" Tag

Iran Could Ban Bitcoin for Payments, Central Bank Report Suggests

| Leigh Cuen and Stan Higgins

The Iranian central bank has drafted a new report outlining cryptocurrency regulations in the country.

Romania Drafts Bill to Regulate Electronic Money

| Muyao Shen

Romania has drafted an emergency ordinance to regulate cryptocurrency issuing.

Pakistan Bars Banks from Crypto and ICO Trading

| David Floyd

A long-running cryptocurrency exchange in Pakistan is closing its door following a new advisory from the country's central bank.

Swiss Central Banker: State-Backed Crypto Would Pose ‘Incalculable Risks’

| David Floyd

Swiss National Bank Governing Board member Andrea Maechler sees value in blockchain, but argues central banks should stay out of consumer payments.

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Fuel Bank Runs, BIS Says

| Stan Higgins

A central bank-issued digital currency could fuel faster bank runs during periods of financial instability, the BIS said Monday.

Saudi Central Bank to Test Ripple Payments Tech

| Stan Higgins

Ripple has struck a deal with Saudi Arabia's central bank on a pilot program that will see banks in the country trial the company's tech.

Lithuania’s Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Startup Sandbox

| Stan Higgins

The central bank of Lithuania has launched a new regulatory "sandbox" for startups working with blockchain.

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End of Inflation? The Radical Vision of Futures-Backed Cryptocurrency

| Michael del Castillo

An expert at software giant SAP has a radical idea for how central banks can eliminate inflation with cryptocurrency assets.

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China on a Blockchain? Maybe in 2018

| Chun Yin Cheung

China may have moved to ban crypto activities in 2017, but that doesn't mean the country won't be a major player in the year ahead.

A Central Bank Cryptocurrency? Not in 2018

| JP Koning

Central bank digital currencies may sound like a nice idea, but blogger JP Koning argues they'll remain just that in 2018 – an idea.