Category: CBDC

Israeli Policymakers Test the Limits and Risks of Digital Shekel: Report

In the quest not to fall behind in its drive to develop a central bank-backed digital currency (CBDC), policymakers in Israel reportedly tested stakeholders’ views to determine the risks and limits of a national digital currency. Yoav Soffer, the head of the Bank of Israel’s digital project, announced the trial, as reported by Bloomberg. He […]

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British Lawmakers Say a CBDC Is Likely to Hurt Financial Stability — Digital Pound Benefits Overstated

British Lawmakers Say a CBDC Is Likely to Hurt Financial Stability — Digital Pound Benefits Overstated

According to British lawmakers, a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is likely to raise the cost of borrowing while hurting financial stability. They insist the touted potential advantages of a digital pound are being overstated. Erosion of Privacy British lawmakers have said the use of a central bank digital currency when making regular payments could […]

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Swiss National Bank, Citigroup, and Goldman Tested a Joint CBDC Project: Report

The Swiss National Bank (SNB), together with five other banking giants, have reportedly tested whether they can process central bank digital currencies within the nation’s financial network. The institutions revealed they were able to integrate CBDCs into their existing core banking systems. The Latest CBDC Trial in Switzerland A January 13 coverage by Bloomberg disclosed […]

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Digital Yuan Wallet Ranks Among Most Downloaded Apps in China

Digital Yuan Wallet Ranks Among Most Downloaded Apps in China

The new wallet of China’s state-issued digital currency has quickly become one of the most downloaded applications in the country, within days of its launch. Its use and integration with other apps have contributed to an increase of digital yuan payments, media reports unveil. Wallet Launch Boosts Digital Yuan Ahead of Lunar New Year and […]

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Fed Chair Says A US CBDC And Stablecoins Could Coexist

Jerome Powell – chairman of the Federal Reserve – appears to have reversed one of his previous positions on the relationship between CBDCs and stablecoins. Testifying in front of the US congress, he suggested that both could co-exist, without the former replacing the latter. Allowing Stablecoins and CBDCs. Powell discussed the possibility of a Federal […]

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Social Media Giant Wechat to Support China’s CBDC, Platform Expected to Boost Adoption Rate

Social Media Giant Wechat to Support China’s CBDC, Platform Expected to Boost Adoption Rate

China’s social media giant, Wechat has said it will support the digital yuan in a move that is expected to increase the of Chinese residents that use the central bank’s digital currency (CBDC). Wechat’s support of the digital yuan potentially avails the digital currency to the social media’s 800 million active users. New App Provides […]

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China’s Digital Yuan Wallet App Now in iOS and Android App Stores

China’s Digital Yuan Wallet App Now in iOS and Android App Stores

China’s central bank has released its digital currency wallet app ahead of the Winter Olympics. The wallet app for the digital yuan, also known as e-CNY, can now be downloaded from the iOS and Android app stores in the country. Digital Yuan Wallet App Now Downloadable From iOS and Android App Stores China’s central bank, […]

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