Phase 2 CBDC Pilot Transitions to Offline Payments, with JCB, IDEMIA, and Soft Space

Phase 2 CBDC Pilot Transitions to Offline Payments, with JCB, IDEMIA, and Soft Space

The JCB Digital Currency (JCBDC) initiative, spearheaded by JCB in collaboration with IDEMIA and Soft Space, has entered its second phase. This project is focused on enhancing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) transactions. During the initial phase, the team developed a CBDC payment system that allowed merchants to accept digital currency payments without altering their […]

Binance and MUTB Collaborate to Introduce New Stablecoins in Web3 Push in Japan

Binance and MUTB Collaborate to Introduce New Stablecoins in Web3 Push in Japan

Binance Japan Inc and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) have commenced a joint study for the issuance of a new stablecoin pegged to fiat currencies, including the Japanese Yen and other foreign currencies. The collaboration seeks to bridge the gap between fiat currencies and the digital realm, with a focus on accelerating the […]

Japanese Startup Soramitsu Harnesses CBDCs and Stablecoins for Cross-Border Payments

Japanese Startup Soramitsu Harnesses CBDCs and Stablecoins for Cross-Border Payments

Japanese Blockchain startup, Soramitsu, is embarking on a venture that involves harnessing stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to forge connections among various Asian nations. Soramitsu’s initiative revolves around a cross-border payment system tailored for Asian countries. The company plans to integrate Cambodia’s CBDC and fiat-pegged stablecoins into its payment network, with a specific […]

Bank of Japan CBDC results highlight token-based CBDCs

Bank of Japan CBDC results highlight token-based CBDCs

Source: Ledger Insights In April, the Bank of Japan entered the pilot phase of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) work. Today it published the results of its second phase of the digital yen proof of concept work that ended in March. The central bank’s experiments targeted a wide range of topics. Two of the most interesting aspects of its work are the […]

CBDCs on the horizon: The current state of CBDC initiatives around the world

CBDCs on the horizon: The current state of CBDC initiatives around the world

Source: Cointelegraph Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have long been a topic of contested discussion, having often been met with a predominantly negative response in the crypto community. However, despite the skepticism, CBDCs undeniably serve as a significant use case for blockchain technology. BDCs distributed through blockchain technology can provide cheaper, faster and possibly more […]

Snapshot: Which countries have made the most progress on CBDCs so far in 2023

Snapshot: Which countries have made the most progress on CBDCs so far in 2023

Source: Atlantic Council 2023 is already shaping up to be a major year in central bank digital currency (CBDC) exploration. As of March 1, sixty-five countries are in the advanced stage of development, and over twenty central banks have launched their pilots, including Brazil, Japan, and Russia. To dive deeper into these countries, follow our CBDC […]

Japan to lift the ban on foreign stablecoins like USDT in 2023: Report

Japan to lift the ban on foreign stablecoins like USDT in 2023: Report

Source: Cointelegraph Japanese regulators are reconsidering some major cryptocurrency restrictions related to the use of stablecoins like Tether or USD Coin. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan will lift the ban on the domestic distribution of foreign-issued stablecoins in 2023, local news agency Nikkei reported on Dec. 26. The new stablecoin regulations in Japan will allow local […]

Bank of Japan to Run CBDC Experiments With Country’s Megabanks: Report

Bank of Japan to Run CBDC Experiments With Country's Megabanks: Report

Source: Coindesk The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has planned experiments on a digital yen with three megabanks and regional banks in the country, Nikkei reported on Wednesday. Starting in the spring of 2023, the BoJ will work with private banks and other organizations to identify any problems with deposits and withdrawals, and check that a central bank […]

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