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Crypto Assets Continue to Buck the Trend

Economic data released last week was worrying, to say the least. Midweek figures revealing a drop in exports from big Asian economies, such as Japan and South Korea, hit equity markets...

Bitcoinist | 2 days ago
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Bank of Korea Begins Central Bank Digital Currency Rollout

Talk of CBDCs may have taken a back seat for many world central banks right now. Yet, despite claiming there was no reason for one just a couple of months ago, the Bank of Korea has...

Christina Comben | 4 days ago
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Central Bank Digital Currency ‘Incredibly Rich Area’ Says...

Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made a strong argument for the development of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs). He asserts that as...

Trevor Smith | 3 weeks ago
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Bahamas Races Ahead With Its ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency

Forget about China, Sweden, or even project Libra. The tiny Caribbean island country of the Bahamas is racing ahead with its central bank digital currency (CBDC), dubbed the...

Christina Comben | 1 month ago
Can Bitcoin Win the Influence Game Against CBDCs?
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Can Bitcoin Win the Influence Game Against CBDCs?

Bitcoin faced an intriguing precedent when it was accepted by a New South Wales court as collateral. Bitcoin Accepted as Collateral in Court Case BTC can be used to serve a security...

Christine Vasileva | 1 month ago
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Canada Next in Line for Central Bank Digital Currency

Whether you call it game theory or a serious case of FOMO, it won’t be long before the whole world moves to digital money. The Central Bank of Canada has just announced a blueprint...

Christina Comben | 1 month ago
Coronavirus Stalls China's Progress with Central Bank Digital Currency
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Coronavirus Stalls China’s Progress with Central Bank Digital...

The coronavirus outbreak is reportedly delaying progress on China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) project. However, officials say Beijing is keen to see the pilot test happen...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 1 month ago
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Bank of England Adds Support for Central Bank Digital Currency

The latest voice adding to the chorus of support for a digital currency is that of Sarah John, the Bank of England’s chief cashier. She says it is “crucial” that central banks...

Christina Comben | 2 months ago
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Japan’s Financial Regulators to Discuss Crypto Asset Creation

Japan’s Central Bank and Finance Ministry have set out to discuss the issues pertaining to creation of a state-backed crypto asset. Japan Joins List of Countries Exploring Central...

Christine Vasileva | 2 months ago
Sweden Begins Testing Europe's First Central Bank Digital Currency
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Sweden Begins Testing Europe’s First Central Bank Digital...

The Riksbank of Sweden is starting to test Europe’s first central bank digital currency (CBDC), they said in a statement made Wednesday. The Swedish central bank says the goal of the...

Ricardo Martinez | 2 months ago
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Bahamian Central Bank to Roll Out Digital Currency in H2 2020

Another tropical island country is set to get its own digital currency. The Bahamas’ Central Bank governor John Rolle yesterday confirmed that the digital Bahamian dollar will be...

Christina Comben | 2 months ago
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China Files 84 Patents For Central Bank Digital Currency

Reports of more than 80 digital payments-related patents filed by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is offering concrete proof of the country’s moves to launch a CBDC. China...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | 2 months ago