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Bank of Lithuania Has Commenced the Issuance of its LBCOINS to the Public
Following the launch of its digital collectibles dubbed “LBCOINS,” the Bank of Lithuania has announced that it has commenced the issuance of the LBCOINS to the members of the public. The issuance of LBCOINS is a landmark step in the worldwide drive towards achieving a financial era dominated central bank digital currencies (CBDC).
Bank of France Announces HSBC, Accenture Among the 8 Successful Applicants of the CBDC Experimentation Program
Earlier this year, Banque de France, the French central bank launched a program of experiments to test out the potential central bank digital money aimed for interbank settlements. The program of experiments was launched in late March 2020, where the central bank asked participants to submit their applications before May 15, 2020. The French central bank is open to test out new technology, although it did not specify using blockchain.
Bank of England is Considering Developing a Central Bank Digital Currency Amid Surge in Crypto Popularity
The Bank of England has confirmed it is considering the development of its central bank digital currency (CBDC). The confirmation was made by the governor of the bank Andrew Bailey in a webinar session with college students.
Bank of Lithuania Launches First Blockchain-Based Digital Collector's Coin As Test for CBDC
The Bank of Lithuania has launched the first central bank-produced digital collectors coin dubbed “LBCOINS” as part of its trial of blockchain technology and testing in its development of central bank digital currencies.
ECB Plans to Lead CBDC Exploration to Unleash Global Power of the Euro
Fabio Panetta, a member of the Executive Board of the ECB, stated in his address to the European Parliament that the ECB intends to remain at the forefront of discussions concerning the nature of money in a digital world, including the exploration of the desirability and feasibility of establishing a central bank digital currency (CBDC).
Italian Banking Association Wants to Join in on the ECB Digital Euro Central Bank Digital Currency Project
The Italian Banking Association, Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI) has decided to participate in projects and experimentations of a European central bank digital currency, recently known as the digital euro.
Bank of France Becomes the First to Successfully Test Out the Digital Euro on Blockchain
The French Central Bank, Banque de France has recently successfully trialed a central bank digital currency (CBDC) – the digital euro, operating on a blockchain. The Bank of France experimented with the use of a central bank digital currency to test a sale of securities, which was carried out by Société Générale Forge. Banque de France launched a program of experiments to test out potential central bank digital currency (CBDC) aimed for interbank settlements. Potential participants have been invited to submit their applications to experiment with the use of a digital euro.
Dutch Central Bank Aims to Play Leading Role in Developing CBDC in Europe as Part of Plan to Become Increasingly Digital
The Dutch central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank made an announcement in its bulletin, saying that it aims to become the world leader in the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The report highlighted that the topic of CBDC has gained more public exposure in the Netherlands than in “several other euro area countries for several reasons.”
Road to a US CBDC? Ex-CFTC Chairman Released Written Remarks on Digital Dollar in Davos 2020
Davos 2020 to host ex CFTC Chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, and his insights on the possibility of CBDC and its many advantages!

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