CBDC News

Turkey May Launch “Turkcoin” Before 2023
Turkey May Launch “Turkcoin” Before 2023
10 July 2019, 22:24
Is Turkey planning to launch a cryptocurrency before 2023?
China to Hasten Crypto Plans Following Libra Emergence
China to Hasten Crypto Plans Following Libra Emergence
08 July 2019, 14:55
China could quickly unveil its cryptocurrency in response to the Libra currency planned by Facebook.
Masayoshi Amamiya Doubles Down on Japan Not Issuing a Crypto
Masayoshi Amamiya Doubles Down on Japan Not Issuing a Crypto
05 July 2019, 18:54
Masayoshi Amamiya, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan has said that his institution has no plans to issue a CBDC anytime soon
IMF Says Central Banks Likely to Launch Digital Currencies
IMF Says Central Banks Likely to Launch Digital Currencies
29 June 2019, 20:17
The International Monetary Fund says several central banks in different countries are open to the idea of issuing a central bank-backed cryptocurrency.
The Bahamas to Launch Digital Currency in 2020
The Bahamas to Launch Digital Currency in 2020
29 May 2019, 17:41

The Central Bank of the Bahamas will on May 30 sign an agreement with transactions provider, NZIA Limited, to launch the country’s first bank-backed digital currency by next year.

Bank of Russia to Consider Gold-Backed Crypto
Bank of Russia to Consider Gold-Backed Crypto
23 May 2019, 15:37
The Bank of Russia will likely review the possibility of issuing a cryptocurrency that has its value linked to the prices of gold according to Elvira Nabiullina, head of the Central Bank.
South Africa May Get a National Cryptocurrency
South Africa May Get a National Cryptocurrency
20 May 2019, 09:16
South Africa may soon add its name to the list of countries to pilot the creation of a national cryptocurrency, otherwise known as Central Bank backed digital currency (CBDC)
Thai Central Bank Edge Closer to Release of Planned Cryptocurrency
Thai Central Bank Edge Closer to Release of Planned Cryptocurrency
07 May 2019, 14:36
Thailand's proposed system cryptocurrency “will enable domestic fund transfers within the country's interbank system by issuing the CBDC tokens.”
Daniel Daianu — Crypto Can’t Substitute Bank Currency
Daniel Daianu — Crypto Can’t Substitute Bank Currency
17 April 2019, 16:37
Daniel Daianu says it would be better off to refer to cryptocurrencies as financial assets since they “won’t be able to fulfill the basic roles of currency.”
Pakistan’s Digitization Plan Includes New Cryptocurrency by 2025
Pakistan’s Digitization Plan Includes New Cryptocurrency by 2025
02 April 2019, 17:59
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has plans to adds its name to the list of countries to issue a central bank backed digital currency (CBDC).
Agustin Carstens Says CBDC like ‘Patient for Major Surgery’
Agustin Carstens Says CBDC like ‘Patient for Major Surgery’
25 March 2019, 17:00
Agustin Carstens speech about CBDCs. Central Banks dealing with CBDCs could be the same as ‘opening up a patient for major surgery.’ "We need to understand the full consequences of what we're doing," he said.
Eastern Carribean Central Bank to Issue CBDC
Eastern Carribean Central Bank to Issue CBDC
06 March 2019, 18:26
ECCB Governor - This is not an academic exercise. The digital EC Dollar be the world’s first digital legal tender currency to be issued by a central bank."
BoJ Report — Should Central Banks Issue National Cryptocurrencies?
BoJ Report — Should Central Banks Issue National Cryptocurrencies?
19 February 2019, 16:53
Researchers at the Bank of Japan (BoJ) review whether central banks should issue national cryptocurrencies.
Bank of Korea Warns About CBDC
Bank of Korea Warns About CBDC
07 February 2019, 14:40
Countries hoping to issue a central bank backed digital currency (CBDC) should give it a second thought according to a new report published by the Bank of Korea (BoK).
Iran To Release National Cryptocurrency This Week
Iran To Release National Cryptocurrency This Week
28 January 2019, 11:57
Iran will launch its long-awaited cryptocurrency at the two-day Electronic Banking and Payment Systems Conference which begins tomorrow, 29th January.
Former Russian President Medvedev Says It's Soon To Bury Crypto
17 January 2019, 16:13
Former Russian President and current Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev told the audience gathered at the Gaidar forum earlier this week, that the current bearish market performance is not a reason to write cryptocurrencies off.
November 12-18 weekly recap
November 12-18 weekly recap
19 November 2018, 10:00

To wrap up this week’s round of news reports, here is a quick review of the biggest headlines around cryptocurrencies, security tokens, and blockchain technology.

Iran Partners With Russian Blockchain Counterparts To Build Crypto Economy
Iran Partners With Russian Blockchain Counterparts To Build Crypto Economy
16 November 2018, 14:55

Iran will rely on a new partnership signed with Russian blockchain experts in other to build a strong blockchain and crypto industry.

Digital shekel will not be issued
Digital shekel will not be issued
08 November 2018, 20:42

Israel will not be joining the list of countries to issue a Central Bank backed Digital Currency (CBDC), at least not for the meantime. A report released earlier this week by the Bank of Israel warned that a move in that direction should not be made after carefully studying the matter for nearly a year.

Indian Finance Minister To Ban ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’
Indian Finance Minister To Ban ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’
31 October 2018, 21:52

The government of India will likely continue its negative stance on cryptocurrencies according to a press release on Tuesday.