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A currency minted off-ledger and used on-ledger. An example of this would be using distributed ledgers to manage a national currency.

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World's First National Digital Currency to Be Built on Algorand
World’s First National Digital Currency to Be Built on Algorand

Singapore Consults China on Central Bank Digital Currency
Singapore is considering a partnership with China as it works on developing a Central Bank Digital Currency dubbed Project Ubin

Cambodia Officially Launches Its State-Backed Digital Currency “Bakong”
The National Bank of Cambodia has announced an official launch of a national digital currency that would operate via smartphone apps.

US Fed Chair Jerome Powell Grilled Over FedCoin Digital Currency Progress
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell spoke before the US House Financial Services Committee. He was questioned regarding the central bank’s digital currency efforts, China, and Libra. He said that they are working hard on the digital currency.

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).

Ripple to Build The Core Ledger that Will Power Central Bank Digital Currencies
Ripple has been making headway in pursuing projects involving central bank digital currency issuances.

Mainstream Adoption of DeFi and DLT Is Coming, It Will Replace Banks, Says US Currency Comptroller
The US acting Comptroller of the Currency disclosed that roles played by banks will soon change due to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Singapore’s Central Bank and JP Morgan Build a Blockchain System for Multi-currency Cross-Border Payments
Blockchain has been making headlines for quite some time now and banks have been widely talking about distributed ledger technology. Several financial institutions and banks have set up innovation labs to carry out proof of concepts so that to explore modern-day technology. A few days ago, Singapore’s Central Banks and JPMorgan announced that they are working on a blockchain pilot system, which is identified to have the potential to initiate multi-currency cross-border payments.

Ripple Continues Working with Central Banks Looking to Deploy CBDCs using XRP Ledger
Ripple seems to be moving in silence but it has been working on bigger projects, namely on furthering central bank digital currency (CBDC) development.

Bank of Thailand Projected to Go Forward with Central Bank Digital Currency Prototype
The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced its plans for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) prototype to be in effect by 2021. The BOT plans to begin the production of their prototype for a CBDC next month.

List of Important Resources on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
Blockchain has the potential to change the whole monetary and financial industry. But it still has a long way to go, as currently, the money issuance power is in the hands of central banks. The compromised way of welcoming blockchain technology in the monetary and financial industry are the central bank issued stablecoins - CDBC.

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.