Articles with tag like: CBDC

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SWIFT, Accenture publish joint paper on CBDCs in cross-border payments

News | Payments General | 13 May 2021

SWIFT and Accenture have published a paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in cross-border payments as part of broader digital asset innovation.

study, SWIFT, CBDC, central bank

Bank of Israel prepares action plan for digital shekel

News | Payments General | 12 May 2021

The Bank of Israel has planned to issue a digital shekel, if the bank observes benefits of such a currency outweighing the costs and potential risks, according to The Times of Israel.

CBDC, cashless, central bank

Kazakhstan to launch a CBDC pilot with private financial companies

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 May 2021

The National Bank of Kazakhstan has announced plans to pilot its prototype of a digital tenge within the private companies of the financial industry in the first stage.

CBDC, digital currency, central bank, payment processing, banks

Alipay to participate in testing China's CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 May 2021

Alipay, the mobile payment platform owned by Ant Group, is set to allow some of its users to participate in the emerging digital yuan commerce ecosystem.

CBDC, digital currency, central bank, Alipay, PBOC

Tokenised blockchain banking solution provider Adhara gets USD 7.5 mln

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 May 2021

Adhara has raised a USD 7.5 million Series A round led by Germany’s Yabeo and the UK’s Force Over Mass Capital (FOM).

blockchain, funding, tokenization, CBDC, banks, settlement

European Investment Bank to price USD 100 million in bonds on Ethereum blockchain

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Apr 2021

European Investment Bank (EIB) has mandated Goldman Sachs, Santander, and Société Générale to be joint lead managers for a USD 100 million bond issuance on the Ethereum blockchain.

Santander, banks, blockchain, Ethereum, security token, CBDC, digital currency

Interview with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) on the impact of COVID-19 on payments

Interviews | Payments General | 29 Apr 2021

The crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global recession and it is dramatically changing consumers’ payment habits

DNB, survey, digital payments, COVID-19, central bank, research, contactless payments, digital euro, CBDC, banks

CBDC: what are the main questions about digital euro?

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 29 Apr 2021

Digital euro can be a key element of the evolution of European payments infrastructure. Andréa Toucinho of Partelya Consulting introduces us further into this topic while providing scenarios related to the issuance of a digital euro

CBDC, digital currency, digital payments

Benefits and risks of CBDCs - Interview with Payments Canada

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Apr 2021

The Paypers sat with Cyrielle Chiron, Payments Canada to unveil some key takeaways from Wholesale and Retail Central Bank Digital Currencies event organised by Open Banking Expo

CBDC, Open Banking, retail, pandemic, COVID-19, digital payments, contactless payments, central bank, regulation

Korean public blockchain Klaytn teams up with ConsenSys, aiming for CBDC project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Apr 2021

Klaytn, a South Korea-based public blockchain, has partnered with Ethereum developer ConsenSys to advance its central bank digital currency (CBDC) efforts.

Ethereum, ConsenSys, partnership, blockchain, CBDC, central bank

Norway's Central Bank to start testing technical solutions for CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Apr 2021

Norway’s Central Bank has announced it is ready to move ahead and start testing technical solutions for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) over the next two years.

central bank, banks, CBDC

Interview on CBDCs with James Pomeroy, Global Economist, HSBC

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Apr 2021

Ahead of Open Banking Expos virtual event on CBDCs, The Paypers has sat with James Pomeroy, Global Economist at HSBC to delve into the latest CBDC projects and highlight the benefits, risks, unknowns these projects entail

Open Banking, CBDC, stablecoin, cryptocurrency, digital payments, pandemic, Bitcoin, blockchain, central bank, banks

Bank of England, HM Treasury create CBDC taskforce

News | Cryptocurrencies | 19 Apr 2021

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced the creation of a taskforce to explore central bank digital currencies (CBDC).

CBDC, digital currency, blockchain, central bank

SECDEX collaborates with KOINON to asset conversion between mobile money and digital assets

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Apr 2021

The Seychelles-based Securities, Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (SECDEX) and KOINON, have partnered to foster the intersection of African B2C and B2B payments and asset conversion between fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies, and a range of digital assets. 

fintech, partnership, mobile money, digital assets, B2B payments, cryptocurrency, digital payments, stablecoin, retail, API, remittances, CBDC, cash flow, DeFi

China to conduct CBDC tests in Hainan Province

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Apr 2021

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has started to conduct CBDC pilot tests in Hainan Province, following similar tests in other provinces.

CBDC, digital currency, central bank, Alipay, WePay

Bank of Russia presents new CBDC concept

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Apr 2021

The Bank of Russia has presented a new concept for the digital RUB (ruble), a central bank digital currency the regulator has been contemplating since late 2020.

CBDC, central bank, DLT, digital currency

Central Bank of Bahamas shares updates on Sand dollar CBDC progress

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Apr 2021

John Rolle, the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahamas, has shared some updates on the rollout of the Bahamas’ central bank digital currency (CBDC) which went live in October 2019.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, cash, financial inclusion, mobile payments, e-wallet

Sweden's central bank to include banks in next stage of e-krona project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Apr 2021

Sweden’s central bank has announced plans to include other banks in the coming year to test how the e-krona could handle commercial and retail payments in the real world.

CBDC, cash, central bank, cross-border payments, payment processing, digital currency

Japan's central bank rolls out experiments on issuing digital currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Apr 2021

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has begun experiments to study the feasibility of issuing its own digital currency.

central bank, stablecoin, CBDC, digital currency, payment processing, digital payments

Bank of Jamaica selects eCurrency to develop CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 31 Mar 2021

The Bank of Jamaica has selected eCurrency Mint to provide the technology for its central bank digital currency (CBDC).

partnership, CBDC, eCurrency, central bank, digital currency