Articles with tag: central banks

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Libra may not deliver digital currency, but digital identity

06 Aug 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

‘In large parts of the world, Know-Your-Customer (KYC) could be replaced by Known- by-Zuck (KYZ) to the benefit of society as a whole’ The Digital Currency Revolution’ by David Birch

David Birch, Libra, CBDC, central banks, Facebook, Know-Your-Customer, identity, digital identity, identity verification, digital currency, synthetic hegemonic currency, digital wallets, Novi, Consult Hyperion

Central Bank Digital Currencies: evolution, not revolution

24 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

In our second instalment of CBDC series, Barry Topf, Chief Economist at Saga Monetary Technologies, discusses the potential CBDCs hold but also the great hidden risks, especially in terms of privacy

Saga Monetary Technologies, Barry Topf, CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency, crypto, digitalisation, tokens, trust, security, central banks, central bank money, interest rate, financial stability, Saga token, SGA

BIS Innovation Hub to expand to new locations in Europe and North America

01 Jul 2020 | Payments General

BIS Innovation Hub has announced plans to extend its reach with new centres over the next two years in collaboration with central banks from Europe and North America.

BIS Innovation Hub, Europe, North America, central banks, BIS Innovation Hub, fintech, Bank of Canada, Bank of England, European Central Bank, Eurosystem, Danmarks Nationalbank, Central Bank of Iceland, Central Bank of Norway, Sveriges Riksbank, Federal Reserve System, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Swiss National Bank

Coronavirus speeds research around central bank digital currencies

16 Jun 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

The coronavirus pandemic has been accelerating the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), central bank officials said.

BoE, CBDC, central banks digital currency, Libra, stablecoin, Facebook, contactless payments, digital payments, coronavirus

Covid-19 – Embracing the contactless payment habit doesn't mean you need a card. New payment methods are breaking through

12 May 2020 | Mobile Payments

Peter Theunis, CEO of Radar Payments by BPC, makes a thorough overview on how implementing mobile payment methods can help with better navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

Peter Theunis, Radar Payments, BPC, Banking Payments Context, mobile payments, covid19, pandemic, Atomic Habits, New York Times, contactless technology, payment habits, mobile wallet, fitbit smartwatch, contactless payments, cashless, payment networks, cash transactions, central banks, near field communication, NFC, strong customer authentication, SCA, PSP, ApplePay, GooglePay, QR code payment, NFC technologies

New e-payment platform released by NCS and NETS for Central Banks in APAC

14 Apr 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

NCS has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the NETS Group to develop a new real-time electronic payment and securities settlement platform for central banks. 

e-payment, e-payment platform, NCS, NETS, Singtel, central banks, APAC, MOU, payment system, inter-bank fund transfer, monetary policies, payment ecosystem

Bank of Japan calls for more scrutiny in issuing digital currency

27 Feb 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor has said that central banks must get a better understanding of the benefits and risks of issuing their own digital currencies.

Bank of Japan, cryptocurrency, central bank digital currency, CBDC, Central Banks, innovation, Japan, money laundering

Utility Settlement Coin to team up with Adhara to develop digital money

25 Feb 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Utility Settlement Coin (USC), a blockchain-based payments system involving commercial and central banks, will be working with Adhara, a stratup backed by ConsenSys, CoinDesk has learned.

Utility Settlement Coin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, payments system, central banks, commercial banks, Fnality, Quorum, CBDC

Adoption and potential of central bank digital currencies, study

18 Feb 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Central banks in established countries appear to be taking a cautious stance on the transition from fiat currencies to central bank digital currency (CBDC), Cointelegraph reported.

central bank digital currency, CBDC, digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, China, banks, central banks