Brazil Could Deploy CBDC by 2022, Says Central Bank President
According to Brazil’s Central Bank president Roberto Campos Neto, the country has all the necessary implementations set in place for a digital currency issuance to happen in 2022.
Central Bank of Brazil Forms a Digital Currency Study Team to Drive CBDC Research Forward
The Central Bank of Brazil is planning the potential issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) by setting up a research study group.
Senate Hearing Views Digital Dollar CBDC as Critical to Maintaining Global Reserve Currency Status
The United States government’s plan for its digital dollar or central bank digital currency (CBDC) may have just reached a new level of urgency, as the US hopes to maintain its most effective tool of power—global dependence on the Federal Reserve and the US dollar.
Digital Dollars—A Two Tier CBDC Design to Maintain US Currency Dominance
The Digital Dollar Project (DDP) is the focus of the Digital Dollar Foundation and advocates the need for a CBDC. In their recently released whitepaper, the DDP stipulates that it aims for the US dollar to maintain its global dominance but further warns that the work needs to begin immediately. The DPP also calls for public-private collaboration, including the use of a two-tier system for the spread and distribution of retail digital dollars.
Fed Chair Powell Asserts Money Supply is for Central Banks not Private Sector
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell asserted that the private sector has no place in money issuance and by extension the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
CBDC for Stimulus Payments Advocates Honorary Christopher Giancarlo
During an open hearing by the House Committee On Financial services yesterday, the Honorable Christopher Giancarlo once again advocated for the use of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), effectively digital dollars, as a solution to directly distribute the COVID stimulus packages to citizens.
Argentina’s Central Bank Set to Prove Non-Crypto Use Cases of Blockchain Technology with its New Clearing System
The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) is now looking to test a blockchain-based clearing system to be used by the country’s major financial institutions. The aim of the blockchain clearing system is to provide efficiencies for fiat payments and enable them to be more reliable and to provide end-to-end traceability.
Federal Reserve Considers a FEDcoin in Wake of Rising Stablecoin and CBDC Development
Federal Reserve Governor, Lael Brainard said that the Fed is weighing the developments and policy issues in the digital payments sector and experimenting with central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in consideration of potentially issuing it own digital currency.

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