Digital Currency

El Salvador May Issue Its Own Stablecoin: Report

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele's brothers reportedly presented the plan to foreign investors.

News  ·  17 July 2021

Swiss National Bank Has No Plans for a Digital Currency: Report

The Swiss National Bank tested the feasibility of CBDCs in 2020.

News  ·  26 June 2021

Microsoft President Says Fintech Firms Should Leave Digital Currencies to Governments

"We’re not a bank and we don’t want to become a bank and we don’t want to compete with our customers who are banks," said Brad Smith.

News  ·  24 March 2021
Digital Currency

Stripe Names Digital Currency Advocate, Former BoE Governor Carney to Board

Carney has argued for a digital replacement to fiat, amid the U.S. dollar’s waning hegemony.

News  ·  21 February 2021
Digital Currency

Amazon Preparing to Launch a ‘Digital Currency’ Project in Mexico

Job postings describe a walled garden-type digital currency that could roll out in emerging economies.

News  ·  10 February 2021

Japan Gearing Up to Launch Its Own Digital Currency: Report

Japan is gearing up to launch a digital currency in both the public and private sectors as it trails China, which is in the trial stage of launching its own. Read more: Digital Yen Would Make Crypto Markets ‘More Lively,’ Says CEO of Monex Group

News  ·  24 December 2020
Digital Currency

Citigroup Helping World Governments Build Digital Currencies, CEO Says

The multinational banking giant has been calling digital currency all but inevitable since 2014.

News  ·  4 December 2020
Digital Currency

Central Bank of Bahamas Launches Landmark ‘Sand Dollar’ Digital Currency

The Bahamas has officially launched the world's first national digital currency, the sand dollar.

News  ·  21 October 2020
Digital Currency

Fed Chairman Powell to Speak About Digital Currencies Next Week at IMF

It is not immediately known if Powell’s remarks will include his thoughts on a digital dollar.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 October 2020

Central Banks Haven’t Made a Good Case for Digital Currencies: WSJ’s Heard on the Street

Central banks are rushing into digital currencies without considering how the risks might outweigh any benefits, the column argues.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 October 2020

The Bahamas Reveal Details, October Date of Landmark Central Bank Digital Currency Debut

The Bahamas has unveiled key details powering its historic launch of a central bank digital currency, now slated to debut on October 20.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 September 2020

Former Central Bank Official: Japan Should Take a Digital Yen Seriously

In an interview with CoinDesk Japan, a former Bank of Japan official said the country has many reasons to seriously consider a digital yen.

People  ·  11 September 2020

Brazil’s Central Bank Says Nation Might Be Ready for a Digital Currency by 2022

Brazil's fast-digitizing financial infrastructure could set the stage for CBDC in the next two years, said Campos Neto.

News  ·  3 September 2020

Brazil’s Central Bank Tasks Group With Laying Out Road Map to Digital Currency Issuance

The 12-member team will submit their findings – and propose a CBDC issuance model – to the central bank in 180 days.

News  ·  24 August 2020

Visa Blog Post Hints at Future Digital Currency Projects

Visa appeared on Wednesday to redouble its efforts to “shape and support” cryptocurrency’s place in the “future of money.”

News  ·  22 July 2020