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

Argentina’s central bank steps in to block new crypto offerings from banks

The central bank of Argentina (BCRA) has put the kibosh on financial institutions offering crypto trading only days after two of the country’s largest banks signaled they were opening up to digital assets. On May 5 the BCRA said the move was to mitigate the risks crypto poses to users and “to the financial system … Read more