Invest tech, Trading

Industry Divided on Trump CBDC Views and the Impact Stopping Development Would Have on US Crypto Hub

January 24, 2024

Via: The Fintech Times

While not currently a major point for debate in the lead-up to the US Presidential election, Trump first made his views on a CBDC clear at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 18 January 2024 during the Republican presidential […]

Banking Tech, Mobile Banking

AI, BNPL and CBDCs: The industry’s fintech predictions for 2024

December 12, 2023

Via: FinTech Futures

2023 was a defining year for artificial intelligence, in particular generative AI (GenAI), which experienced a huge surge in popularity following the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022. As we move into 2024, Capgemini predicts AI will become “deeply rooted” […]

Mobile payments, Paytech

Visa Drives Payment Innovation Following CBDC e-HKD Pilot Test

November 2, 2023

Via: The Fintech Times

Beginning in May 2023, Visa took part in the e-HKD CBDC pilot programme focused on simulating two use cases of interbank B2B payment flows — property payments and acquirer-merchant settlement, each tailored to the Hong Kong market. It also demonstrated […]

Paytech, Retail

7 central banks and BIS continue examination of ongoing policy issues for retail CBDC

May 25, 2023


The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and a group of central banks have published a paper detailing their “ongoing policy perspectives” on a retail central bank digital currency (rCBDC). The new publication is the fifth from the same authors. The […]

Blockchain, Crypto

Digital pound could co-exist with private stablecoins — UK central bank

February 7, 2023

Via: Cointelegraph

The United Kingdom is a step closer to launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) after releasing a consultation paper explaining the proposed digital pound, which the public has nicknamed “Britcoin.” The 116-page consultation paper was jointly released on Feb. […]

Blockchain, Crypto

Stablecoins could ‘fundamentally alter’ banking system, says US FDIC chief

December 7, 2022

Via: Fintech News

Stablecoins could have such a profound effect on the established banking system that U.S. regulators need to require the digital tokens fit in without disrupting it, said Martin Gruenberg, the acting chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), at […]

Invest tech, Markets

Digital Dollar: All There is to Know With Industry Views From Anchorage Digital, Verto, and More

November 14, 2022

Via: The Fintech Times

Aarti Dhapte is a senior analyst at the analysis company Market Research Future. She explained the challenges to overcome to make success of the digital dollar. She said: “There may be drawbacks to a CBDC, notwithstanding the possibility that it […]

Blockchain, Crypto

Swift pilot lays foundation for use of CBDCs and tokenised assets in global finance

October 6, 2022

Via: FinTech Futures

Calling it a “major milestone”, the experiments demonstrate that it is possible to integrate CBDCs and tokenised assets into the global financial ecosystem. Swift says the findings, which come from two separate experiments, solve the “significant challenge” of interoperability in […]

Blockchain, Crypto

China to Expand Digital Yuan Testing in Pilot Cities to Provincial Level

September 21, 2022


Government to Increase Digital Yuan Coverage in 4 Provinces of China Chinese authorities are going to expand the digital yuan’s area of application in four of the first pilot cities in the project to the rest of their respective provinces. […]