Stables Expands into Europe with Stablecoin Virtual Card in Partnership with Mastercard

Stables Expands into Europe with Stablecoin Virtual Card in Partnership with Mastercard

Stables, the Australian stablecoin payment startup, has announced its expansion into Europe with the launch of their stablecoin virtual card, in collaboration with Mastercard. This move follows a successful partnership with Mastercard in April 2023 in Australia, where Stables became the first stablecoin wallet in the APAC region to offer seamless payments from a single […]

Putin Calls for Robust Development Framework for Digital Assets in Russia

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In a significant move towards modernising the Russian financial landscape, President Vladimir Putin has underscored the necessity for developing a comprehensive framework for the integration and utilisation of digital assets. Speaking at a recent meeting on economic matters, Putin highlighted the strategic importance of creating favourable conditions to foster the growth of digital assets, including […]

BIS Release Results of Survey on CBDCs and Cryptocurrency

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94% of central banks are actively exploring the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), and the results from an extensive survey performed by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) involving 86 central banks highlights a significant increase in experiments and pilot programmes, particularly in advanced economies, with a notable rise in activity among […]

Attitudes to ‘Digital Pound’ under the microscope

Attitudes to ‘Digital Pound’ under the microscope

The University of Manchester’s Centre for Financial Technology Studies, with support from the Digital Pound Foundation, has released a new report titled “Paths to Success for a Digital Pound: A Research Note on Consumer Attitudes to Adoption“. Authored by Andrew Buckley, Vasileios Karountzos, and Professor Markos Zachariadis, the report explores consumer perspectives on a Digital […]

Banque de France and HKMA to Collaborate on Wholesale CBDC and Tokenization Effort

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Last week, the Banque de France (BDF) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) unveiled a significant partnership focused on the development of wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC). This collaboration represents the HKMA’s participation in the second phase of the European Central Bank (ECB)’s Eurosystem exploratory work. It marks a pivotal moment as the […]

Circle Becomes First Global Stablecoin Issuer to Comply with EU’s MiCA Regulations

Circle Becomes First Global Stablecoin Issuer to Comply with EU's MiCA Regulations

Circle, a leading financial technology firm and issuer of the USDC and EURC stablecoins, has announced its status as the first global stablecoin issuer to comply with the European Union’s landmark Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulatory framework. This accomplishment follows Circle’s attainment of an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence (‘agrément en qualité d’établissement de monnaie […]

DPF Summer Event (17 July 2024)

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Details Location: London, United KingdomDate: Wednesday 17 July 2024Organised by: Digital Pound FoundationHosted by: CMS Description The Bank of England is actively exploring the introduction of a retail digital Pound Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). In the course of its public engagement, through discussions and consultations, privacy has emerged as a key concern from a wide […]

How Star Wars and Star Trek Got The Future of Money So Wrong! | Poundcast Episode 17

In episode 17 of the Poundcast, we are thrilled to host technologist and thought leader Dave Birch. With a rich background in secure communications and financial services, Dave shares his insights on the evolution of money from physical forms to digital assets. We delve into the historical context of money, discuss the role of digital […]

​Driving growth in digital assets markets

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Source: Quant Quant Founder and CEO, Gilbert Verdian, recently had an in-depth conversation with Dominic Hobson, the co-founder of Future of Finance. They delved into the opportunities, challenges, and threats related to accelerating institutional adoption of digital assets. ​There are many factors encouraging, shaping and, in some cases, preventing the emergence of large-scale, global digital […]

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