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 […]

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 […]

Poundcast Episode 6: Why does an economist care about CBDCs? with James Pomeroy

Poundcast Episode 6: Why does an economist care about CBDCs? with James Pomeroy

In episode 6, our host Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and one of the originating members of the Digital Pound Foundation, speaks to James Pomeroy, Global Economist at HSBC. In a time where many regions around the world are increasingly moving away from cash, Central Bank Digital Currencies can offer people similar levels of privacy and […]

The State of Global CBDC Adoption with Darrell Duffie

The State of Global CBDC Adoption with Darrell Duffie

Source: Ripple Each quarter we’ll be going under the hood with professors from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) to gain a deeper understanding of trending topics in crypto and blockchain, and highlight their insights and key takeaways.  There seem to be almost as many opinions about the viability and best use of Central Bank Digital Currencies […]

The Geopolitics of CBDCs

The Geopolitics of CBDCs

Written by Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead for the Digital Pound Foundation Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) – a digital form of central bank-issued fiat currency – have seen explosive growth in interest over the past four years. At the start of 2023, 114 countries, representing 95% of global GDP, are currently exploring CBDC, of which 60 […]

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 […]

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