financial inclusion

Stablecoin issuer Circle is launching a new token backed by the euro in the U.S. (Sandali Handagama/ CoinDesk)
New York Community Bank to Hold Assets Backing Circle's USDC
This marks the first time a community bank will serve as a custodian for a stablecoin.
Stablecoin issuer Circle is launching a new token backed by the euro in the U.S. (Sandali Handagama/ CoinDesk)

A market in Harbour Island, The Bahamas, which has issued a CBDC known as the sand dollar. (MoMo Productions/Getty Images)
Banks May Face Competition From CBDCs, Study Suggests
The survey also shows central banks are uncertain whether distributed ledger technology should underpin a government-backed digital currency.
A market in Harbour Island, The Bahamas, which has issued a CBDC known as the sand dollar. (MoMo Productions/Getty Images)

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A Digital Dollar May Help the Poor, but It’s Far From a Done Deal
Financial inclusion is one big reason the U.S. should adopt a digital currency, supporters say, but others aren't so sure.
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Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire (CoinDesk archives)
Circle Launches Initiative to Boost Global Financial Inclusion
The stablecoin issuer is allocating a share of USDC reserves to support minorities and women, as well as help with worldwide humanitarian efforts.
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire (CoinDesk archives)

Sam Altman
A16z, Coinbase-Backed Startup Looks to Distribute Crypto to Everyone on Earth by Scanning Their Eyeballs: Report
Worldcoin has designed an orb-shaped unit to produce a unique identifier from an iris scan.
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Celo, Dick Parsons
Former Citigroup Chairman Joins Board of Crypto Payments Firm Celo
Dick Parsons could bring a critical eye to some of the decentralized finance protocols that look like structured products, said Celo co-founder Rene Reinsberg.
Celo, Dick Parsons

Kingston Jamaica
Jamaica to Pilot CBDC Later This Year
The Caribbean nation's finance minister announced plans to officially launch a CBDC during the annual national budget debate.
Kingston Jamaica

Ripple
Ripple Donates $10M to Mercy Corps for Increasing Financial Inclusion
The donation will be used to support fintech solutions that leverage blockchain technology and digital assets to further financial inclusion.
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‘Satoshi Was a Black Woman’: Blockchain Entrepreneurs Talk Financial Inclusion on Juneteenth
At a virtual event Friday called "Crypto & Race," blockchain entrepreneurs explored how racial inequality affects the cryptocurrency sector.
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Why Crypto Matters for Financial Inclusion, Feat. Celo's Marek Olszewski
In a world of centralized mobile money solutions, do decentralized, permissionless currencies matter?
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