National Bank of Kazakhstan Publishes Whitepaper for Digital Tenge

National Bank of Kazakhstan Publishes Whitepaper for Digital Tenge

Source: Bitcoin.com The National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) has announced the successful completion of the second stage of testing of the platform for its central bank digital currency (CBDC). The results of the trials and the study on the need for the new version of the national fiat, the tenge, have been presented in a whitepaper published […]

Central bank digital currencies in Africa

Central bank digital currencies in Africa

Source: BIS This paper, based on a survey to central banks, analyses the development, motivations and concerns of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in Africa relative to other emerging and developing regions. The interest of African central banks in CBDCs has shot up in recent times. While all of those surveyed are analysing CBDCs, only […]

Digital Money and Central Banks Balance Sheet

Digital Money and Central Banks Balance Sheet

Source: IMF Digital money is a logical step in a process of continuous technological advancement in payment systems. In response, central banks are reviewing their conduct of monetary operations in light of the new shape of financial markets and systems. The impact of digital money will depend on the type of money substitution by digital […]

Working Paper Series: The economics of central bank digital currency (CBDC)

Original Source: European Central Bank (ECB) Abstract This paper provides a structured overview of the burgeoning literature on the economics of CBDC. We document the economic forces that shape the rise of digital money and review motives for the issuance of CBDC. We then study the implications for the financial system and discuss of a […]