Articles with tag like: central bank

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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

Hong Kong selects providers for digital vouchers scheme

News | Mobile Payments | 12 Apr 2021

Hong Kong has selected AlipayHK, Octopus, Tap & Go and WeChat Pay HK as e-payment providers for its HKD 5,000 digital voucher scheme.

central bank, digital payments, mobile payments

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

Deutsche Bank sanctioned by South African Reserve Bank over compliance weaknesses

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 05 Apr 2021

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on Deutsche Bank in Johannesburg.

money laundering, financial crime, compliance, central bank

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

US' Federal Reserve working on two CBDC prototypes

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Mar 2021

The Federal Reserve of the US is actively working on a central bank digital currency and some prototypes are near completion.

CBDC, digital currency, central bank, digital assets

Jamaica planning to launch CBDC in 2022

News | Cryptocurrencies | 12 Mar 2021

During the annual National Budget Debate, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance has announced the CBDC will be piloted in December 2021 ahead of launch.

CBDC, financial inclusion, fintech, central bank

South Korean bank builds pilot platform for CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 11 Mar 2021

Shinhan Bank has built a pilot platform for a potential South Korean central bank digital currency (CBDC) with assistance from LG CNS.

blockchain, CBDC, digital currency, central bank, cryptocurrency

France eyes Ripple's XRP Ledger as a possible platform for its CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Mar 2021

Banque de France, the central bank of France, has reportedly discussed XRP and Ripple for the launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), according to Finance Magnates.

XRP, CBDC, digital currency, central bank

Vietnam making steps towards Open Banking

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 08 Mar 2021

In Vietnam, banks are becoming increasingly aware of Open Banking and recognising the need to embrace open APIs to keep up with the rapidly evolving financial landscape.

Open Banking, banks, API, central bank, fintech, eKYC

Chinese enterprise blockchain integrates with digital yuan

News | Cryptocurrencies | 05 Mar 2021

China’s central bank has announced that a new Chinese homegrown enterprise blockchain, Chang’an Chain, will be integrated with the digital yuan.

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

Ripple tests private version of XRP Ledger to support central banks issue CBDCs

News | Cryptocurrencies | 04 Mar 2021

Ripple, a US-based blockchain company, has been testing a private version of the XRP Ledger to support central banks in the issuance of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

CBDC, XRP, Ripple, central bank

ISO mutation – the risks and solutions to a growing problem

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 02 Mar 2021

Anthony Walton, Iliad Solutions focuses on the issues, risks, and solutions the banking industry needs to address when it comes to testing and launching new payments technology based on ISO20022

ISO 20022, SWIFT, real-time payments, digital banking, central bank

Swiss National Bank releases paper regarding CBDC and GNU Talers

News | Cryptocurrencies | 01 Mar 2021

The Swiss National Bank has released a paper on the advantages of GNU Talers over blockchain and account-based digital money transactions for Central Bank Digital Currency.

cryptocurrency, study, central bank, digital currency, CBDC

US Fed outage disrupts financial transactions

News | Payments General | 26 Feb 2021

On 24 February 2021, for about four hours, Federal Reserve systems that execute millions of financial transactions a day were disrupted by an internal glitch, according to Bloomberg.

ACH, central bank, payment processing

Brazil president to sign central bank autonomy bill

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 Feb 2021

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro has decided to sign into law the legislation recently approved by Congress that grants full autonomy to the country's central bank, according to Nasdaq.

Brazil, central bank, autonomy, legislation, Central Bank of Brazil, bank

Sweden extends CBDC trials to February 2022

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Feb 2021

A trial of central bank digital currency in Sweden is to be extended for another year to 2021, in a bid to better understand the benefits and implications of a wider roll-out.

CBDC, central bank digital currency, Sweden, digital krona, Accenture, Riksbank, central bank