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EU to propose digital euro legislation in 2023

News | Online Payments | 05 Oct 2022

The European Commission has announced they will propose the legislation for the digital euro to be introduced as a CBDC issued by ECB in 2023.

digital euro, CBDC, central bank, banking, ecommerce, P2P payments

Israel, Norway, and Sweden team up for CBDC retail project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Sep 2022

The central banks of Israel, Norway, and Sweden have partnered the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to explore CBDC usage in international retail and remittance payments.

CBDC, partnership, central bank, digital currency, blockchain

Getting to grips with CBDC

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 29 Sep 2022

We have been hearing about Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on an almost daily basis. Jesper Domargård from IDEMIA explains CBDC in very simple terms, together with what kind of ‘financial animal’ CBCD is.

CBDC, Bitcoin, stablecoin, payment methods, cryptocurrency, credit card, debit card, biometrics

Australia to test CBDC potential

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Sep 2022

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced plans to identify business models and uses for a central bank digital currency, or eAUD, and is likely to conduct a pilot early in 2023.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, cryptocurrency, digital assets

The Bank of Russia is testing its digital rouble platform

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Sep 2022

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has begun testing the digital rouble platform and has completed a cycle of transfers between individual clients.

CBDC, banks, digital currency, digital wallet, digital assets

Clickatell enables access to eNaira services in Nigeria

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Sep 2022

US-based CPaaS innovator Clickatell has partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to deliver eNaira banking services to Nigerians using the USSD channel.

CBDC, mobile banking, digital wallet, digital payments, financial inclusion

ECB selects Nexi and Worldline to develop payments solution for digital euro

News | Payments General | 16 Sep 2022

The European Central Bank has chosen paytechs Nexi and Worldline to develop a front-end prototype for making payments with digital euros. 

digital euro, CBDC, central bank, P2P payments, ecommerce

Norway builds CBDC prototype on Ethereum infrastructure

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Sep 2022

Norges Bank officials have announced that Norway’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) prototype is based on Ethereum infrastructure.

CBDC, cryptocurrency, regulatory sandbox, Ethereum, product launch

Reserve Bank of India is considering running a CBDC trial

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Sep 2022

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has consulted with public sector banks and fintechs such as FIS in order to test out a central bank digital currency.

banks, CBDC, cryptocurrency, digital assets

The crypto landscape in Brazil

Voice of the Industry | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Sep 2022

New investment and payment players are appearing while some await approval of government regulation to gain clarity. Vinícius Vieira of Bexs Pay details this momentum shift.

cryptocurrency, CBDC

FIS to boost real-time payments infrastructure for CBDCs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Aug 2022

FIS has launched a central infrastructure payment solution, RealNet Central, to help central banks transform their markets to digital-first, real-time payment economies.

CBDC, real-time payments, FIS, central bank

FedNow to launch by mid-2023

News | Payments General | 22 Aug 2022

The Federal Reserve has announced that the FedNow service will launch by mid-2023 to make faster payments more widely available in the US.

real-time payments, product launch, instant payments, instant settlement, CBDC

Bank of Russia to launch digital ruble in 2024

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Aug 2022

The Central Bank of Russia has announced its plans to begin the implementation of the digital ruble in 2024.

CBDC, digital currency, central bank, crypto asset, blockchain

Bank of Thailand to extend retail CBDC development with a pilot phase

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Aug 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has announced its plans to extend the retail CBDC development stage with a pilot phase divided into two tracks.

central bank, CBDC, digital currency, banks

Mojaloop's Singapore CBDC Center of Excellence working to ensure universal financial inclusion

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Aug 2022

Nick Drury, director of the Mojaloop Foundation’s CBDC Center of Excellence, discusses what the new initiative in Singapore means for advancing financial inclusion and for the financial literacy of the Asia-Pacific region.

CBDC, stablecoin, financial inclusion, cross-border payments, financial services, payments

Australia is looking into CBDC implementation

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Aug 2022

Australia’s Reserve Bank is collaborating with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) on a research project to explore use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, regulation

Chinese municipal bank offers first digital yuan loan

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Aug 2022

The Rural Commerce Bank of Zhangjiagang has issued its first digital yuan loan backed by intellectual property as collateral.

digital currency, CBDC, fintech, digital payments

Nepal Rastra Bank prepares to launch its own digital currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Aug 2022

The Nepal Rastra Bank has taken steps towards issuing its own digital currency following a study that has revealed the project’s feasibility.

digital currency, CBDC, central bank, crypto asset

Taiwan bans crypto buying with credit cards

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Aug 2022

Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has asked credit card companies to ban payments for crypto-related purchases, as the regulator believes these assets are risky and speculative. 

financial institutions, financial services, CBDC, digital wallet, digital currency, credit card, debit card, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency exchange, crypto, crypto asset, NFT, digitalisation

Japan abandons CBDC project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 03 Aug 2022

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has announced it will be abandoning its planned host of central bank digital currency (CBDC) services due to a reported lack of public interest.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, crypto, blockchain