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 […]

Digital Pound Foundation joins the Hyperledger Foundation as an Associate Member

Digital Pound Foundation joins the Hyperledger Foundation as an Associate Member

We are pleased to announce that the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) has joined the Hyperledger Foundation as part of a group of 3 new Associate Members which includes the European Blockchain Association (EBA) along with DPF’s existing partners at the Digital Euro Association (DEA). To kick off their affiliation, the 3 new associate members, including […]

Former CFTC Chair Giancarlo: A Privacy-Protecting U.S. CBDC Could ‘Take Over the World’

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Source: Coindesk A U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC) that protects privacy and is free of surveillance tools could set a global standard and reach mass adoption, said former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Christopher J. Giancarlo. “That [U.S.] digital dollar would take over the world,” Giancarlo, co-founder of the Digital Dollar Project and […]

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 […]

Market Analysis: Silicon Valley Bank, Circle & USDC

Market Analysis: Silicon Valley Bank, Circle & USDC

Source: CryptoCompare Last week, the second largest collapse of a major U.S. bank occurred in history, as Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was abruptly closed by U.S. regulators following a panic-induced bank run. SVB, which had strong ties to the venture capital industry and a reputation as a crypto-friendly bank, had been heavily utilised by many […]

Innovation in Central Bank Digital Currencies

Innovation in Central Bank Digital Currencies

Source: Ripple According to recent research from the Atlantic Council Tracker, the majority of the world’s Central Banks are seriously considering Central Bank Digital Currencies, with many projects already underway. While the facts indicate that planning for and testing of digital forms of national currency are underway, actual implementation often lags behind due to lack of experience, […]

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 […]

Bank of America Says CBDCs Are the Future of Money and Payments

Bank of America Says CBDCs Are the Future of Money and Payments

Source: Coindesk Digital currencies, such as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, are the natural evolution of money and payments, Bank of America said in a research report on Tuesday. “CBDCs do not change the definition of money, but will likely change how and when value is transferred over the next 15 years,” analysts […]

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 […]