Digital Currency Glossary

A handy guide to digital currency terms

Foreword This glossary has been produced by UK Finance, The Payments Association, Digital Pound Foundation, TheCityUK, Innovate Finance and City of London Corporation, and supported by CryptoUK, CMS, Clifford Chance, Greengage, Cummings Pepperdine and The Realization Group. This glossary is also available in PDF format – click here to download a print-friendly copy. Digital currencies […]

Digital Pound Foundation joins forces with industry bodies to launch the Digital Currency Glossary, fostering better education on key terms

Digital Pound Foundation joins forces with industry bodies to launch the Digital Currency Glossary, fostering better education on key terms

The Digital Pound Foundation is pleased to be part of launching a new educational tool – the Digital Currency Glossary – which has been developed in collaboration with leading industry bodies and firms including Innovate Finance, TheCityUK, City of London Corporation, UK Finance, The Payments Association, CryptoUK, Clifford Chance, CMS, The Realization Group, Greengage, and […]

BIS Outlines Six New Projects Focussed on Tokenization, AI and Big Data, Privacy and Security, and Environmental Sustainability

BIS Outlines Six New Projects Focussed on Tokenization, AI and Big Data, Privacy and Security, and Environmental Sustainability

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has outlined its 2024 work programme, introducing six new projects focusing on digital financial technologies. These projects aim to address various challenges in the financial sector, including security and environmental sustainability. The upcoming projects in the 2024 agenda include: Cecilia Skingsley, Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, commented on […]

Palau Embarks on Phase Two of Innovative Stablecoin Project with Ripple

Palau Embarks on Phase Two of Innovative Stablecoin Project with Ripple

The Ministry of Finance of Palau has officially launched the second phase of the Palau Stablecoin (PSC) program. This phase aims to enhance the digital currency’s utility and reach by prioritizing the development of a digital ecosystem and increasing user engagement, while ensuring adherence to regulatory compliance. Jay Hunter Anson, a cybersecurity consultant in Palau […]

The Digital Evolution of Money, a New Whitepaper from Ripple

The Digital Evolution of Money, a New Whitepaper from Ripple

The financial world stands on the brink of a historic transformation, as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are rapidly evolving. Ripple, a member of the Digital Pound Foundation, has this week published a brand new whitepaper entitled “The Digital Evolution of Money” and is a must-read for policymakers, financial experts, and anyone interested in the […]

Ripple: Demystifying Central Bank Digital Currencies

Ripple: Demystifying Central Bank Digital Currencies

Source: Ripple Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have been making waves in the world of finance, offering a groundbreaking intersection between traditional fiat currencies and the digital realm. In this first piece of a broader series, we will delve into the world of CBDCs, explaining what they are, how they work, and why they are becoming […]

S&P Global Ratings Unveils New Stablecoin Stability Assessment

S&P Global Ratings Unveils New Stablecoin Stability Assessment

S&P Global Ratings has today unveiled a new stablecoin stability assessment framework which evaluates stablecoins on a scale from 1 (very strong) to 5 (weak), considering asset quality risks, including credit, market, and custody risks. The framework also examines overcollateralisation requirements, liquidation mechanisms, governance, legal and regulatory frameworks, redeemability, liquidity, technology, third-party dependencies, and track […]

Bokolo Cash: The Solomon Islands’ New Digital Currency Initiative

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands’ Central Bank has initiated a trial for a new digital currency, named Bokolo Cash. This project, supported by the Japanese blockchain company Soramitsu, aims to introduce a central bank digital currency (CBDC) equivalent to one Solomon Islands dollar. Bokolo Cash will be usable in retail environments within Honiara, the nation’s capital, and […]

New Zealand Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin NZDD Debuts on Crypto Exchange

New Zealand Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin NZDD Debuts on Crypto Exchange

A stablecoin pegged to the New Zealand dollar has been launched in a collaboration between New Zealand’s Easy Crypto exchange and Australian blockchain developer Labrys. Announced on November 22, the NZDD is backed on a 1:1 basis with cash in trust and is under the regulatory oversight of New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority. Initially available […]

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