‘Block Kong’: Dim Sum in a Crypto Hub

A global center for finance, Hong Kong is an often overlooked hub for the blockchain industry, as documented in "Block Kong."

Features  ·  19 August 2021

Honor Releases First Snapdragon Smartphone With Digital Yuan Wallet

The PBoC has been pushing for hardware applications of the digital yuan.

News  ·  13 August 2021

Ghana to Pilot CBDC With German Banknote Printer Giesecke+Devrient

The digital cedi will be tested with banks, payment-service providers, merchants, consumers and other stakeholders.

News  ·  11 August 2021

Jamaica’s Central Bank Mints Country’s First Batch of CBDCs

The pilot program was originally supposed to launch in May, but was delayed for unspecified reasons.

Business  ·  10 August 2021

JPMorgan: CBDCs Must Not Cannibalize Commercial Financial Systems

This risk lies in banking customers moving the funds from checking accounts to a CBDC account, eroding commercial banks' funding base.

News  ·  6 August 2021

CBDCs Can Stop Aid Falling Into Terrorist Hands

Central bank digital currencies, like the digital shekel, can be programmed to stop money reaching the wrong people, says Orbs' co-founder.

Opinion  ·  4 August 2021

Brazilian Central Bank Projects ‘Significant Migration’ to Digital Payments

According to director João Manoel Pinho de Mello, central bank digital currencies can expand financial inclusion and reduce the cost and time of cross-border transactions.

News  ·  30 July 2021

Ireland’s Central Bank Governor Says Digital Euro Is ‘Very Likely’

Introducing a digital euro would represent a "fundamental shift" in the eurozone's financial architecture, Governor Gabriel Makhlouf noted.

News  ·  30 July 2021

Bank of America Calls CBDCs ‘More Effective’ Than Cash in Research Note

The second largest U.S. bank said that the rise of CBDCs was "inevitable."

News  ·  29 July 2021

Bank of Estonia Finds ‘Unlimited’ Potential in Digital Euro Test

Eesti Pank found a blockchain-based solution could support an almost unlimited numbers of payments being processed at the same time.

News  ·  28 July 2021

India’s Central Bank Considering Pilot Programs for CBDC: Report

Deputy Governor T. Rabi Sankar said a CBDC would reduce the use of cash and protect citizens from the volatility of cryptocurrencies.

News  ·  22 July 2021

China Unveils Cryptography Research Center to Support Digital Yuan

The institute will be used to develop applications of the technology in an effort to boost security for China's central bank digital currency.

News  ·  22 July 2021

Canada CBDC ‘Probably Necessary’ for Competition, Central Bank Says in Paper

The authors argue a central bank digital currency will likely be positive for Canadians, breaking monopolies in big tech and traditional finance.

News  ·  21 July 2021

Blockchain or Blockbuster? The Choice Facing Financial Incumbents

The old-guard financial industry is aware of the competitive threat from decentralized finance, but it's not moving fast enough to catch up.

Opinion  ·  20 July 2021

Why Central Bankers Invoke Free Banking to Attack Stablecoins

If you're going to warn people about stablecoins by citing 19th century history, you should at least include the full record, says our columnist.

Opinion  ·  19 July 2021