May 10, 2021

Binance CEO warns of CBDC drawbacks as digital dollar pilots proceed in US

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) will co-exist “for a while” with more conservative digital currencies such as China’s digital yuan, according to Binance […]
April 8, 2021

China using Bitcoin as ‘financial weapon’ against the United States: Peter Thiel

Speaking at a virtual event hosted by conservative non-profit, the Richard Nixon Foundation, Thiel was commenting on whether China’s central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC), could threaten […]
March 16, 2021

Bank of Japan Governor Stresses Need to Prepare for Digital Currency Launch

According to the Reuters report on Tuesday, the BOJ has no plans at present for the central bank digital currency (CBDC) launch, but Kuroda thinks that […]
March 10, 2021

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Builds Pilot Platform for Central Bank Digital Currency

According to the Yonhap News Agency on Monday, the Seoul-headquartered bank built the blockchain-based platform in preparation for the issuance of a CBDC by the Bank […]
March 1, 2021

Central bank digital currency a mixed blessing, says RBI

The Reserve Bank of India offered its assessment of CBDCs as part of its report on currency and finance issued on Sunday. Per the report, the […]
February 23, 2021

Bank of Korea chief says crypto has no intrinsic value, expects volatility

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol stated that crypto assets like Bitcoin have no intrinsic value, local news agency Yonhap reports Tuesday. The official stated that […]
February 21, 2021

Morocco Considers Launching a Central Bank Digital Currency

According to a Morocco World News report, BAM has launched an exploratory committee to investigate the pros and cons of a CBDC four years after banning […]
February 17, 2021

Sweden extends digital krona digital currency pilot until 2022

 In combination with professional services firm Accenture, the “e-krona” pilot program was created to address what the Riksbank sees as “the marginalization of cash”: “The Riksbank […]
February 11, 2021

MasterCard confirms Crypto support on its network

MasterCard announced intentions to support cryptocurrency in 2021, opening the way for more than 30 million retailers to invest digital assets on its nearly one billion […]