Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Race: 2020 Year in Review
As 2020 comes to a close, we take a look back at the most important developments regarding the pursuit of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).
Bank for International Settlements Reveals Findings on Central Bank Digital Currencies
The Bank for International Settlements released its analysis report in which it evaluated central bank digital currencies globally.
Canada’s Central Bank Digital Currency Won't Include Zero-Knowledge-Proofs
Bank of Canada researchers do not feel that the current state of zero-knowledge-proofs is mature enough to be integrated into their development plans for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
Ghana Confirms Its Interest in Piloting Central Bank Digital Currency
Ghana has confirmed that it is on the hunt for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The Bank of Ghana’s deputy governor, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, recently revealed that the country’s central bank remains committed to piloting a national digital currency. He made such remarks during a virtual stakeholder workshop on payment systems and services as reported by GhanaWeb local news outlet.
Central Banks Could Monopolize Commercial Banking Sector via CBDC, Says Federal Reserve
A new working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicates that the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) may create a fundamental shift in the way banks operate.
Private Firms Can Boost Innovation of Central Bank Digital Currency, says IMF
A synthetic Central bank digital currency (CBDC) could create new pathways for innovation according to a senior member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
CBDCs Gain Traction Amid Fears of Coronavirus-Contaminated Banknotes, The Economist Survey Uncovers
In a survey conducted by The Economist and Crypto.com, it found that consumers generally had more trust in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), rather than decentralized cryptocurrencies.
Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin: Centralized Digital Currencies Without Privacy Are a Huge Step Back
Vitalik Buterin the Ethereum co-founder believes that mainstream adoption of digital currencies is inevitable, with or without blockchain, but will that currency be sovereign, corporate or decentralized?
Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Central Banks Say Blockchain Not Necessary for CBDC
In a conference hosted by National Bank of Ukraine, some central banks recently suggested that blockchain is unnecessary for digital fiat currency
Seven Key Takeaways You Need to Know About Central Bank Digital Currencies
Why are Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) important? Do we really need them? What are the implications? How will they be designed? Here are seven key takeaways you need to know.

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