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Twitter and Amazon to integrate crypto payments

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Jul 2021

Twitter has confirmed it will integrate Bitcoin into its services, and Amazon has announced it will let customers pay in cryptocurrency.

Twitter, Amazon, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, CBDC

Central Bank of Nigeria to launch CBDC pilot in 2021

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced it will start the pilot of its central bank digital currency, which runs on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain, on 1 October 2021.

CBDC, central bank, digital currency, blockchain

Bank of Korea selects Ground X for CBDC blockchain simulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jul 2021

Bank of Korea has announced Ground X, founder of the Klaytn public permissioned blockchain, as the provider for its central bank digital (CBDC) currency tender, according to Ledger Insights

CBDC, blockchain

Ghana introducing CBDC pilot project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jul 2021

The Bank of Ghana has announced plans to test a central bank-based currency (CBDC) by the end of Q3 2021.

cryptocurrency, CBDC, fintech, payment processing

Giesecke+Devrient invests in CBDC simulation company FNA

News | Cryptocurrencies | 14 Jul 2021

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has invested in central bank digital currencies (CBDC) simulation firm FNA, alongside existing investors IQ Capital and Getty Lab.

central bank, banks, investment, CBDC

The Pay Off – Exclusive interview with Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Terán

Interviews | Online Payments | 14 Jul 2021

Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Terán offer thoughtful insights into the mechanics of payments, exploring DeFi, EPI, CBDCs, and notions such as the power, profundity, and perversity of payments and the things that you have never even thought about before

CBDC, EPI, digital payments, cryptocurrency, DeFi, regulation, instant payments, risk management, banks, digitalisation, data, payments infrastructure, bigtech, central bank, stablecoin

SK, Naver, Kakao compete for central bank's digital currency project

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2021

SK, Naver, and Kakao have engaged in a competition to become the partner of Bank of Korea (BOK) for a project to issue and circulate a central bank digital currency (CBDC) virtually to test whether it can be used successfully, according to The Korea Times.

CBDC, blockchain, central bank

Giesecke+Devrient invests in startup FNA for digital currency simulations

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jul 2021

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D)’ s corporate venture capital arm has invested in UK-based FNA (Financial Network Analytics), a deep technology firm specialising in advanced network analytics and simulations.

CBDC, blockchain, DLT, payment processor, central bank

UAE plans to introduce digital currency

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Jul 2021

The Central Bank of the UAE has announced aims to introduce digital currency as part of its 2023-2026 strategy, as state news agency WAM reports.

central bank, regulation, CBDC, digital currency

Banque de France and MAS experiment on cross-border payments using CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jul 2021

The Banque de France (BdF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have announced the completion of a wholesale cross-border payment and settlement experiment using CBDC.

central bank, cross-border payments, CBDC, digital currency

German Banking Industry Committee is in favour of e-euros, position paper shows

News | Cryptocurrencies | 08 Jul 2021

The German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) has released a position paper speaking out in favour of the E-Euro.

report, digital euro, CBDC, digital currency

The path from Open Banking to Open Finance - interview with Andréa Toucinho, Partelya Consulting

Interviews | Payments General | 08 Jul 2021

European institutions have identified open finance as the next step for Open Banking. But how are European countries embarking on this journey?

Open Banking, Open Finance, CBDC, digital identity, merchants, banks, SCA

Bank of France carries out fifth CBDC experiment

News | Cryptocurrencies | 06 Jul 2021

The Bank of France has announced carrying out its fifth experiment with CBDC starting in March 2021 with several investment banks such as BNP Paribas and the clearinghouse Euroclear.

central bank, CBDC, blockchain, partnership, cryptocurrency exchange

The growing importance of digital identity verification, interview with Mark Heymann

Interviews | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 01 Jul 2021

The Paypers has sat with Mark Heymann from Direct Transact to find more about the growth and importance of digital identity in today’s digitised financial world

digital identity, identity verification, online payments, ecommerce, CBDC

Europe risks monetary sovereignty erosion if it doesn't push for digital euro

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Jun 2021

Europe's sovereign control over its money is at risk if it does not push ahead with plans for a digital euro and a European payments system, Reuters cited France's central bank head.

CBDC, digital euro, bigtech, payment processing, instant payments

Hyperledger becomes technical partner of Global CBDC Challenge

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 30 Jun 2021

US-based Hyperledger, has announced it is a Technical Partner for the Global CBDC Challenge, launched by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

partnership, blockchain, CBDC, fintech, financial institutions

Blockchain is unsuitable for CBDC, Swiss National Bank states

News | Cryptocurrencies | 25 Jun 2021

Swiss National Bank (SNB) economist Carlos Lenz has stated at a press conference organised by the Swiss Bankers Association that there is no need for a digital franc. 

cryptocurrency, CBDC, DeFi, digital currency

A bumpy road ahead - transformation of payments leading towards cashless societies

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 25 Jun 2021

The world of payments is rapidly moving away from cash and into non-cash transactions which is in line with a general digitalisation of our societies

CBDC, digital currency, cashless, e-wallet, cash, mobile payments, ATM

SEBA Bank, partners complete CBDC experiment with Banque de France

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Jun 2021

SEBA Bank and its partners Banque Internationale à Luxembourg and LuxCSD have successfully completed their CBDC experiment with Banque de France.

central bank, CBDC, blockchain

Indonesia's central bank to enforce crypto payments ban

News | Cryptocurrencies | 21 Jun 2021

Indonesia’s central bank is sending supervisors out to ensure local financial institutions aren’t defying the nationwide ban of crypto payments.

central bank, regulation, cryptocurrency exchange, CBDC