central banks

Bank of Russia Wants to Put Mortgage Issuance on a Blockchain

Russia's is eyeing use cases for blockchain even as proposed legislation will clamp down on crypto.

India’s Central Bank Removes Lingering Confusion Over Banking for Crypto Firms

India's commercial banks can indeed provide banking services to traders and firms dealing in cryptocurrencies, the RBI has clarified.

First Mover: Bitcoin Could Get a Boost From Central Bank Digital Currencies

CBDCs might seem to be anathema to the mission statement of bitcoin, but they may prove to be a valuable on-ramp for new investors.

Central Banks Mull Creating a CBDC, but Not on a Blockchain: Survey

Forty-six central banks would consider a broader form of distributed ledger technology for a CBDC but aren't crazy about putting it on a blockchain.

CipherTrace Wants to Guide Central Banks on Their Digital Currency Projects

The blockchain analytics firm is launching an initiative to pitch itself to central banks as both a tech partner and a guiding influence on future digital currency projects.

New Zealand’s Central Bank Is Hiring a Money Futurist

New Zealand’s central bank is looking for a Head of Money and Cash to focus "on the future of money” and be a "thought leader" for digital currency.

Argentina’s Central Bank Trials Blockchain for New Interbank Settlement Layer

The trial seeks a faster, more transparent clearing system and involves some of the country's largest banks.

China Will ‘Undoubtedly’ Pursue Digital Yuan, Central Bank Says

The People’s Bank of China has sent one of its strongest signals yet of a commitment to creating a digital national currency.

South Korean Central Bank Accelerates Digital Currency Pilot to Keep Up With Other Nations

The Bank of Korea has historically been skeptical about CBDCs, but now it's having to keep up.

BIS Researchers Say Coronavirus Could Spur Central Banks to Adopt Digital Payments

BIS researchers think COVID-19 may accelerate the adoption of digital payments and sharpen the debate over central bank digital currencies.

After Coronavirus ‘War,’ Bretton Woods-Style Shakeup Could Dethrone the Dollar

Seismic shifts might be in the offing for the global monetary system — a phenomenon that historically has occurred in the wake of world wars.

Fed Chair Powell vows central bank is ‘not going to run out of ammunition’ in coronavirus fight

“We will keep doing that aggressively and forthrightly, as we have been,” Powell said in a rare interview on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday.

80% of Australians Know About Crypto but Only 1% Use It: Central Bank Study

Fewert than 1 percent of surveyed Australians paid for consumer goods with cryptocurrency in 2019, according to a new study by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Experts Say the Fed’s QE Program Will Strengthen Bitcoin – One Way or Another

While QE may be anathema to crypto hardliners, some experts agree the net effect on bitcoin prices is positive.

What the world’s biggest economies are doing to fight coronavirus, and fend off recession

During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, leaders of the G20 and central bankers met to hammer out a coordinated response. There's been far less coordination this time around.

That Noise You’re Hearing? Central Banks Struggling to Evolve

Noelle Acheson looks at the evolving role of central banks in the context of the current crisis, and what that could mean for crypto.

Here’s Where the Stock Market’s Going

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BIS Paper Reckons With P2P Payments, Tokenized Securities, Central Bank Digital Currencies

Researchers at the Bank for International Settlements say the future of payments may be peer to peer, but a number of considerations must be satisfied before distributed ledger-based systems can go
Coronavirus isn’t likely to cause a full-blown global recession—yet

Coronavirus isn’t likely to cause a full-blown global recession—yet

Stock markets are freaking out about the spread of Covid-19.

Central Bankers From Canada, Netherlands, Ukraine Call Blockchain Unnecessary for Digital Fiat

Central bank digital currencies have been a hot topic in blockchain circles recently, but central banks are lukewarm about blockchains.