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# CBDC News

Bitt, a portfolio company of Medici Ventures, the leading blockchain accelerator and subsidiary of Overstock, has joined forces with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) to conduct a distributed ledger technology (DLT) based Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot across member countries in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), according...
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has issued a working paper that details the numerable pros and cons of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Published on February 19, 2019, the paper explores hypothetical problem areas, how and when CBDC’s can be used, as well as speculating on the economic implications. General...
January 10, 2019 by at Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech
A recent survey by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) found the majority of the world’s central banks are not too keen on issuing digital currencies at least for the next three years but 70 percent of them accepted that they are exploring with the idea of CBDCs in some...
November 22, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Finance, Interviews, News
Cornell University professor Eswar Prasad is the latest prominent figure to come out in support of digital currencies, suggesting that central banks should issue their own currencies in order to remain in the money game, Bloomberg reported on November 19, 2018. Cryptocurrencies Could Allow Central Banks to Stay in Money...
November 20, 2018 by at Finance, News
According to an op-ed published November 19, 2018, by world-renowned economist Nouriel Roubini aka “Dr. Doom,” central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could potentially replace cryptocurrencies in the near future. Minimal Cash Use Could Open the Gates for CBDCs Citing the example of countries like Sweden and China, where the use...
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