Articles with tag like: central bank

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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

Commercial Bank of Dubai, Infinios to support fintechs in UAE

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 19 Oct 2021

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) and Bahrain-based fintech Infinios Financial Services announced a strategic partnership to support the fintech ecosystem in United Arab Emirates.

central bank, fintech, digital banking, financial inclusion

Central Bank of Nigeria issues updated framework on KYC and fraud prevention

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 18 Oct 2021

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a Revised Regulatory Framework for Bank Verification Number (BVN) Operations and Watch-List for the Nigerian banking industry.

central bank, AML, KYC, regulation

Brazilians acquired crypto worth USD 4 bln in 2021, report shows

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 Oct 2021

Brazilians have brought over USD 4 billion of cryptocurrencies to the country, according to numbers from the Central Bank of Brazil.

central bank, report, cryptocurrency

Person-to-Merchant QR system launched in the Philippines

News | Mobile Payments | 14 Oct 2021

The Government of Philippines has developed a digital payment system as a result of social-distancing protocols in the aftermath of the COVID 19 pandemic.

QR payments, QR code, financial inclusion, central bank, mobile payments

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

UAE introduces licensing regime for payment service providers

News | Payments General | 13 Oct 2021

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) has continued efforts to prepare the country for digital payments with a regulation licensing retail payment services.

central bank, regulation, payment processing, digital payments, Issuer

Binance to shut down yuan trading after China's crypto ban

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Oct 2021

Binance is shutting down peer-to-peer trading of the yuan, closing one of the last workarounds for Chinese users after Beijing’s blanket ban on cryptocurrency transactions.

Binance, cryptocurrency exchange, central bank, regulation

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

Central Bank of Brazil postpones Open Banking governance definition to 2022

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 08 Oct 2021

The Central Bank of Brazil has postponed to June of 2022 the deadline for Open Banking participants to define their definitive governance structure. 

central bank, Open Banking, regulation, API

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

Monetary Authority of Singapore launches data and information-sharing platform

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 04 Oct 2021

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that it will launch a data and information-sharing platform, Cosmic, to prevent money laundering, terrorism funding, and proliferation financing.

central bank, banks, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), fraud prevention, data

Open Banking in Brazil: all questions answered by the Central Bank Brazil (Part 2)

Interviews | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Sep 2021

In this second part of the interview, Otávio Damaso, the Central Bank Brazil’s Regulation Director, provides key insights on consumer education regarding Open Banking, frontrunners in Open Banking in Brazil, and the future of Open Banking in Brazil

central bank, Open Banking, data sharing, fintech, financial inclusion

Open Banking in Brazil: all questions answered by the Central Bank Brazil (Part 1)

Interviews | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Sep 2021

The Paypers has interviewed Otávio Damaso, the Central Bank Brazil’s Regulation Director, to get his latest thinking on what’s driving the evolution of Open Banking in Brazil, the progress made so far, and what more should customers, banks, and fintechs expect

central bank, regulation, Open Banking, regulatory sandbox, Open Finance, data sharing

Big Tech firms might face resilience in cloud computing in Britain

News | Payments General | 15 Sep 2021

Amazon, Google, and other tech companies providing cloud computing to banks in Britain may have to comply with minimum resilience standards and testing.

Bank of England, central bank, cloud services, TPP

Ant Group to separate its lending business

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 14 Sep 2021

China-based Ant Group has reorganised its businesses to comply with the Chinese central bank’s instructions to sever its Alipay payments service from other services that offer consumer loans.

Alipay, mobile payments, central bank, lending

US Treasury discusses stablecoins with industry experts

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Sep 2021

The US Treasury Department has met with several industry participants to quiz them about the risks and benefits posed by stablecoins.

regulation, treasury, stablecoin, cryptocurrency, central bank

Central Bank of Brazil releases minimum scope of data for Phase 4 of Open Banking

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 10 Sep 2021

The Central Bank of Brazil has released the minimum scope of data for Phase 4 of Open Banking, to be detailed by the Open Banking governance structure, according to the official press release.

Open Banking, Open Finance, regulation, central bank