Monei Launches Euro-Pegged Stablecoin Test under Bank of Spain Supervision

Monei Launches Euro-Pegged Stablecoin Test under Bank of Spain Supervision

Fintech firm Monei has now initiated a pilot program for a stablecoin pegged to the euro, known as EURM, under the oversight of the Bank of Spain. This pilot, which commenced in January as part of the regulatory sandbox, involves a select group of individual participants to ensure a low margin of error. The purpose […]

UAE Central Bank Launches First Digital Dirham Transfer on mBridge Platform

UAE Central Bank Launches First Digital Dirham Transfer on mBridge Platform

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully executed its inaugural cross-border transaction using the digital dirham. This transaction, amounting to 50 million dirhams (approximately $13.6 million), was facilitated through the mBridge central bank digital currency (CBDC) platform, transferring the funds to China. This significant financial move was reported by Gulf News […]

The Bank of Spain Advances CBDC Testing with Selected Partners

The Bank of Spain Advances CBDC Testing with Selected Partners

A year after issuing a call for collaboration on central bank digital currency (CBDC) tests, Spain’s Banco de España has now selected its partners. The announcement, made on January 3, identified Cecabank, Abanca, and Adhara Blockchain as the chosen collaborators among 24 applicants. Over the next six months, a pilot will be conducted focusing on […]

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Seeking Technology Partners for DCash 2.0 CBDC Project

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Seeking Technology Partners for DCash 2.0 CBDC Project

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is currently in the process of exploring the development of an advanced version of its digital currency, named DCash 2.0. As part of this endeavour, the ECCB has initiated a request for vendor information (RFVI). This request aims to gather insights from entities that have either created a retail […]

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 […]

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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