Articles with tag like: CBDC

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Will China pave the way for large-scale CBDC usage?

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Oct 2021

Gonzalo Santamaria of Currency Research suggests in this article that it’s time to get ready for large-scale use cases. So let’s see what’s next for China’s CBDC project

CBDC, digital currency, blockchain, payment methods

Banque de France experiments with CBDC for treasury bonds

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Oct 2021

A consortium of institutions led by Euroclear have successfully experimented central bank digital currency (CBDC) for settling French treasury bonds on a test blockchain.

CBDC, blockchain, digital currency, partnership, central bank

Ghana to test offline transactions for CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Oct 2021

Ghana has announced it is working on offline capabilities for its forthcoming central bank digital currency (CBDC) in a bid to promote its use across all segments of Ghanaian society.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, digital assets

Ripple collaborates with the Digital Pound Foundation

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Oct 2021

US-based payment service provider Ripple has partnered with UK-based non-profit organisation Digital Pound Foundation to oversee the development of the digital GBP.

blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital currency, Ripple, CBDC, partnership

Digital Pound Foundation launches to support CBDC in UK

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Oct 2021

A group of private sector professionals launched the Digital Pound Foundation, an organisation that aims to promote the development of the UK’s central bank digital currency (CBDC).

partnership, CBDC, central bank, digital currency, blockchain

Money20/20 Europe 2021 – key highlights and insights from leading experts

Interviews | Payments General | 14 Oct 2021

David Birch, Consult Hyperion: How would I sum up Money20/20 in Amsterdam this year? Well, first of all: it was a terrific event and I take my hat off to their team for getting it off the ground in very difficult circumstances.

embedded finance, CBDC, digital identity, cloud, API

Deloitte shares report on CBDCs ahead of Federal Reserve's CBDC review

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Oct 2021

Deloitte has launched a report on central bank digital currencies, in the context of the Federal Reserve preparing to launch a review of whether to implement its own digital currency soon.

CBDC, report, central bank, digital currency

Money 20/20 reopened: enter the crypto space

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 07 Oct 2021

Money 20/20 has done it again – it has gathered payment enthusiasts from all over the world (with attendees coming from 76 countries) to speak about payments, financial services, and techs that make the world work faster, be more transparent and inclusive.

Bitcoin, NFT, DeFi, blockchain, tokenization, CBDC

NFT sales surge to USD 10.7 bln in Q3

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Oct 2021

Sales volumes of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have surged to USD 10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021, according to data from market tracker DappRadar.

blockchain, NFT, CBDC, study

Visa explores ways to send digital currencies across different blockchains

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Oct 2021

Visa has announced a new research paper that explores a concept they call a Universal Payment Channel (UPC), a protocol that enables sending digital currencies across multiple blockchains.

Visa, blockchain, NFT, CBDC

Hong Kong Central Bank releases e-HKD whitepaper

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Oct 2021

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a technical whitepaper on retail central bank digital currency (CBDC), strengthening its position to launch a digital fiat.

CBDC, central bank, study, digital currency

Vikram Pandit joins group of elite investors in closing eCurrency funding round

News | Payments General | 05 Oct 2021

eCurrency Mint has closed a funding round with new investors including Pandit, the former CEO of Citi Group, according to discussions we had with company representatives.

CBDC, funding, central bank, digital currency

PayPal, Visa, and Amazon to help the Bank of England work on its CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Sep 2021

The Bank of England and the UK Treasury department have announced that PayPal, Amazon, and Visa will be among the corporate representatives participating in two advisory groups that are exploring a possible Central Bank Digital Currency.

Visa, banks, digital currency, CBDC

BIS building a multi-CBDC bridge for cross-border payments

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Sep 2021

Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has announced testing its blockchain-based multi-CBDC prototype for cross-border payments in an initial test. 

report, CBDC, cryptocurrency, DLT, cross-border payments

Towards a European digital identity wallet: competitive, business-enabling, and safe

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 29 Sep 2021

Digital Identity is a success factor for a competitive, business-enabling, and safe (online) economy as well as a key layer for data sovereignty

digital identity, digital wallet, data privacy, digital onboarding, financial services, SMEs, CBDC

eNaira to launch in Nigeria

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Sep 2021

eNaira, a Nigeria-based Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), has announced it will launch on October 4, 2021.

product launch, CBDC, e-wallet

NEXI partners with ECB to design digital Euro

News | Mobile Payments | 27 Sep 2021

Italy-based digital payments network NEXI has announced working with the European Central Bank (ECB) to contribute to developing the region’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). 

partnership, CBDC, payment processing, digital payments

Ripple partners with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Sep 2021

Ripple has partnered with the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) to pilot a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) using the Ripple CBDC Private Ledger.

partnership, Ripple, CBDC, remittance

Union Smart Card uses IDEX Biometrics' fingerprint authentication solution

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 20 Sep 2021

Union Smart Card has chosen IDEX Biometrics’ fingerprint authentication solution to secure Cold Wallet Visual Payment Card.

biometrics, CBDC, banks, NFC

Will CBDC gain popularity across the globe?

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Sep 2021

As CDBCs are being explored by several governments, Petr Kozyakov from Mercuryo explores some of the benefits they offer such as improved economical transparency, traceability, and security

CBDC, cryptocurrency, blockchain, digital currency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, banks, digital euro, online security, fraud management