Report: Taiwan’s Central Bank May Need 2 Years to Complete Work on CBDC – Bitcoin News

Taiwan’s central bank is yet to conclude work on its central bank digital currency (CBDC) and according to the bank’s governor, the institution may need two more years to finish its work, a report has said. Some of the bank’s next tasks include winning the public’s support, ensuring the system is stable, and building the … Read more

‘Brutal and unrelentingly hard’: Singapore regulator’s clampdown on crypto

Singapore’s financial regulator and central bank has pledged to be “brutal and unrelentingly hard” on any “bad behavior” from the cryptocurrency industry. The comments come from Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty, explaining in an interview that “if somebody has done a bad thing, we are brutal and unrelentingly hard.” He … Read more

105 Countries Are Exploring Central Bank Digital Currencies, CBDC Tracker Shows – Regulation Bitcoin News

There are now 105 countries that are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Among them, 50 countries are in an advanced phase of digital currency exploration (development, pilot, or launch). 105 Countries Are Exploring CBDCs The Atlantic Council’s Geoeconomic Centre has released a major update to its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Tracker. According to … Read more

Central Bank of Chile Studies Issuance of a Digital Currency – Bitcoin News

The Central Bank of Chile revealed it is studying how to issue a national digital currency, the digital peso. The bank issued a report titled “Issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency in Chile,” where it explores the possibility of the creation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the future, the mechanism it … Read more

Report: Tanzania Closer to Launching a CBDC – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Tanzania is getting closer to launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) which gives the country’s residents a “safe alternative,” the central bank governor has said. However, no date for the digital currency launch has been given. Growing Interest in Cryptocurrencies According to Florens Luoga, the governor of Tanzania’s central bank, his country is inching … Read more

Chile puts CBDC plans on hold until end of 2022 to undertake more analysis

The Central Bank of Chile has delayed its plans for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) saying the issuance of a digital Chilean peso requires a deeper analysis of the benefits and risks, promising a new report towards the end of the year. A report from the bank published on May 11 included a preliminary … Read more

Report: Nigerian CBDC Wallet Update to Enable Utility Payments, USSD Functionality to Be Added – Featured Bitcoin News

The Nigerian central bank digital currency (CBDC) wallet app is set for an update that will see users given the ability to pay for utilities like pay television and for topping up airtime. The addition of the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) functionality to the wallet app means people without bank accounts will be able … Read more

Nigeria upgrades CBDC as crypto restrictions cripple fintech industry

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is moving ahead with plans to upgrade the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) to be used on a wider range of goods and services. It is also maintaining harsh crypto restrictions that cripple the country’s fintech sector. The CBN Branch Controller Bariboloka Koyor spoke at a campaign aiming … Read more

BIS: 9 out of 10 Central Banks Worldwide Are Exploring Digital Currencies — Driven by Crypto Market – Featured Bitcoin News

Nine out of 10 central banks globally are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), according to the latest survey by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Furthermore, “the emergence of stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies have accelerated the work on CBDCs.” BIS Central Bank Digital Currency Survey The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) published a report … Read more