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# CBDC News

May 25, 2019 by at Adoption, News
Russia’s Central Bank could be considering a gold-pegged cryptocurrency, according to a report by Russian news agency, RIA on May 23, 2019. However, the apex bank states that virtual currency would not act as a substitute for the Russian Ruble. Gold-Pegged 'Crypto-Ruble' a Possibility The Bank of Russia hinted at a meeting at State...
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bank of Thailand (BOT), in a bid to promote financial technology (fintech) collaborations between the two regulators, according to a Crowdfund Insider report on May 14, 2019. The Basel Connection Per sources close to the matter,...
In a press release to the Bombay Stock Exchange on May 7, 2019, Indian IT powerhouse Wipro along with the R3 consortium announced the launch of an interbank settlement blockchain that will utilize digital currencies. While many Indian companies are researching and implementing distributed ledger, Wipro is the first Indian...
Bloomberg reports on May 2, 2019, that the Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have successfully sent each other digital currencies using blockchain technology. This marks the first instance of such a transaction between two central banks. A Big Milestone  In a bid to leverage distributed ledger...
In an interview with Bloomberg on April 17, 2019, Donald Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, said that China’s official currency, the renminbi (RMB) will soon become a cryptocurrency. Will China Digitize its National Currency? Blockchain Expert Says Yes Cryptocurrencies and China have had anything but a stable...
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