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CBDC

 

What is a CBDC?
A central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a new digital form of sovereign money. CBDCs are issued by the government, where monetary policies are still formed by the central bank.

The Bank of Russia Says CBDC Will Eliminate Challenges Caused by Cryptocurrencies
An executive working at Russia’s Central Bank has stated that a Central Bank Digital Currency could serve as a response to problems being created by cryptocurrencies.
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.
Bank of Canada Governor Advocates Globally Coordinated Approach to CBDC
The governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem has advocated for a “globally coordinated” approach with respect to CBDC development.
Bitcoin Can’t Drive Financial Inclusion for Unbanked But CBDC Can says Mastercard CEO
Ajay Banga, the CEO of Mastercard believes Bitcoin is unable to function as an inclusive currency for the world’s unbanked due to volatility, CBDCs are a different story.
China to be First Cashless Society with Digital Yuan Launch in 2022, SCMP Report
China is poised to become the world’s first cashless society should roll out its Digital Yuan DCEP before it hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics according to the SCMP
Bank for International Settlements to Issue a PoC CBDC With the Swiss Central Bank Before the End of 2020
The Bank for International Settlements is set to issue a CBDC at the Proof of Concept stage in conjunction with the Swiss National Bank before year-end.
China's DCEP Will Not Compete With WeChat and AliPay
China’s digital currency also known as the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) will not be competing with WeChat and AliPay says Research head.
Bank of Japan Wants to Hear From Public About Digital Yen Development
The head of Bank of Japan (BOJ)’s payments and settlement systems department, recently said that the Central Bank was seeking public opinion on the digital yen.
People's Bank of China Seeks to Prohibit the Creation of Digital Tokens
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is calling for public opinion or feedback in line with its plans to revise its extant banking laws
EY-Led Consortium Submits Bid To Help Develop South Korea's CBDC
A consortium led by Ernst & Young has made the first and only bid to construct the business model for the Bank of Korea’s Central Bank Digital Currency project.

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