CBDC

 

What is a CBDC?
A central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a new digital form of sovereign money. CBDCs are issued by the government, where monetary policies are still formed by the central bank.

France Central Commission Proceeds CBDC-Backed Treasury Bond Trials
The Central Bank of France commissioned a trial involving the settlement of treasury bonds by using Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).
Ghana Examining Offline Use of Its “E-Cedi” CBDC
Ghana is exploring the ability to carry out secure offline transactions for its Central Bank Digital Currency.
G20-Backed FSB Sets Out Roadmap for Stablecoins and CBDCs, Optimizing Cross-Border Payment System
The FSB, a G20-backed think tank, has cited the duo of government-issued CBDCs and stablecoins as key drivers in the pursuit of better cross-border payments.
G7 Set to Release the Guidelines for the Creation of CBDCs
The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations are looking forward to accepting the proposals of a draft which seeks to enshrine some set of standards in the creation and issuance of CBDCs.
National Bank of Georgia to Launch CBDC Pilot Program in 2022
The National Bank of Georgia is set to launch a pilot program for its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) dubbed the Digital Lari by 2022.
HKMA Releases Whitepaper on Proposing the issue of CBDC: e-HKD
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a Whitepaper to discuss the technical consideration of its proposed CBDC dubbed the e-HKD.
Visa Developing Interoperable Transfers among CBDC Payments
Visa is rolling out a new interoperability feature facilitating digital currency payments among different parties. Visa aims to establish a bridge payment between digital currencies on the blockchain ecosystem.
New Zealand Eyeing the Possibility of Rolling Out a CBDC
New Zealand is in the race of setting up a central bank digital currency (CBDC) because it sees it as a stepping stone towards attaining an efficient monetary policy tool.
PayPal, Visa, Amazon Named as Core Members to Help Bank of England Work on Developing UK’s CBDC
The Bank of England has announced the members of the technology and engagement forums, which will help the central bank coordinate exploratory work on a potential UK’s CBDC.
Ripple Labs to Provide Infrastructure for Establishing Bhutan’s Digital Ngultrum
Bhutan has tapped the services of blockchain payments firms Ripple Labs Inc to design its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the Digital Ngultrum.

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