Browsing the "Central Banks" Tag

Over 40 Central Banks Are Considering Blockchain Applications: Davos Report

| Nikhilesh De

More than 40 central banks are experimenting with blockchain, says a new report by the World Economic Forum.

Pakistan Central Bank Eyes Digital Currency Launch by 2025

| Yogita Khatri

The State Bank of Pakistan, the country’s central bank, is reportedly considering launching a digital currency as part of a modernization drive.

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to Test Blockchain Legal Tender

| Daniel Palmer

The ECCB is about to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency in preparation for a planned full rollout.

South Africa’s Central Bank Proposes Rules for Crypto Companies

| Yogita Khatri

Crypto exchanges and wallet providers would have to register with regulators under rules proposed by South Africa’s central bank.

Africa Needs Open Currency Competition. It Needs Cryptocurrency

| Terence Zimwara

Africa's various currency crises illustrate why cryptocurrency innovation shouldn't be stifled, says economic analyst Terence Zimwara.

Singapore Central Banker: No Securities Crypto Token Approved To Date

| Wolfie Zhao

Damien Pang, head of the Technology Infrastructure Office at Singapore's central bank talks about the authority's insight on DTL and digital tokens.

Argentina Back in Crisis: Should the Government Buy Bitcoin?

| Michael J Casey

A proposal to place a sliver of Argentina's central bank reserves in bitcoin is worth taking seriously, given the country's current dire straits.

India Eyes State Digital Currency to Cut $90 Million Banknote Bill

| Wolfie Zhao

The Reserve Bank of India is mulling a central bank digital currency as a means to reduce the country's huge spend on minting physical cash.

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As Central Banks Go Digital, Crypto Competition Looms

| Michael J Casey

The race is on to build the best "stablecoin" – a cryptocurrency with mechanisms aimed to reduce price volatility built in.

UK Central Bank Says New Payments System Will Be Blockchain Friendly

| Anna Baydakova

The Bank of England confirmed it is going to update its Real-Time Gross Settlement system to potentially interact with blockchain-based forms.