Italy and Korea Forge Partnership on CBDC and RTGS Technology Innovations

Italy and Korea Forge Partnership on CBDC and RTGS Technology Innovations

The Bank of Italy and the Bank of Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on exchanging expertise in technologies supporting Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) systems and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Their approaches to CBDCs, however, differ significantly. The Bank of Korea is exploring a wholesale CBDC aimed at enhancing tokenized bank […]

European Central Bank Advances Digital Euro Project to Preparation Phase

European Central Bank (ECB) Advances Digital Euro Project to Preparation Phase

The European Central Bank (ECB) is gearing up to bolster the euro’s digital future. In an announcement made today, the ECB disclosed its decision to transition into the next stage of the digital euro project, marking the commencement of the preparation phase. This development comes on the heels of an extensive investigation phase that began […]

Italian banks launch CBDC pilot project

Italian banks launch CBDC pilot project

Source: Finextra The Bank of Italy has launched a pilot to assess the viability of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The pilot, called Project Leonidas, also involves a 18 Italian commercial banks and the Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI). The stated objective of the pilot is to “explore blockchain applications that promote financial stability and […]

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