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Blockchain Life 2019  •  

# central bank digital currency News

Despite being criticized by several observers in the international community, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF ) and others, the government of the Marshall Islands remains focused on launching a cryptocurrency later in 2019. The country is reportedly working with Israeli fintech firm, Neema to ensure the Sovereign (SOV) stablecoin...
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...
The global financial crisis, the most recent being the 2008 crisis and the humongous bailout packages for top financial institutions and even the entire economies like Greece, definitely raised some eyebrows over central banks’ monopoly on the issuance of currency. With this in mind, the June 2018 edition of International...
February 13, 2018 by at Blockchain, Finance, News, Tech
Barbados was the first country to release their own digital currency with Ecuador soon following. Ecuador’s digital currency was unique as it was released by their central bank at the beginning of February 2018. Many other countries have pondered this idea and have not taken action to pilot the implementation...
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