Norway’s Central Bank Explores Future of Finance with Fifth Round of CBDC Trials

Norway's Central Bank Explores Future of Finance with Fifth Round of CBDC Trials

Norges Bank, the banking regulator of Norway, recently announced the completion of its fourth round of central bank digital currency (CBDC) studies. However, the findings have somewhat cooled the enthusiasm for introducing a retail CBDC. In their detailed 20-page report, Norges Bank indicated that the well-developed local payment ecosystem might increase the chances of conducting […]

CBDC in the Nordics: What is the status in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland?

CBDC in the Nordics: What is the status in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland?

Source: Finextra Ahead of NextGen Nordics, which will return to Stockholm on 25 April 2023, Finextra will be publishing a series of ‘sneak peeks’, covering the topics and interviewing the panellists speaking at the event. Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is an exciting area of development from many central banks across the world, particularly in the […]

Central Banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden Team Up to Explore Retail CBDC

Central Banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden Team Up to Explore Retail CBDC

Source: Coindesk The central banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden have teamed up with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to explore how central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can be used for international retail and remittance payments, BIS announced on Wednesday. The BIS is an association of 61 central banks from around the world and has innovation […]

Norwegian central bank uses Ethereum to build national digital currency

Original Source: Cointelegraph The central bank of Norway has hit a major milestone in digital currency efforts, releasing the open source code for the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) sandbox. Available on GitHub, the sandbox is designed to offer an interface for interacting with the test network, enabling functions like minting, burning and transferring ERC-20 tokens, the Norges Bank’s […]

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