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

Amazon Preparing to Launch a ‘Digital Currency’ Project in Mexico

The yet-to-be-announced project, which Amazon sketched out across a series of recent job posts, seems to be an effort to keep lucrative Prime customers eternally plugged […]
January 28, 2021

Central banks must play ‘pivotal role’ in digital money, says BIS exec

Speaking at the Hoover Institution policy seminar on Jan. 27, Agustín Carstens argued for central banks to be front and center in issuing and controlling digital […]
January 26, 2021

Reserve Bank of India ‘exploring the possibility’ of a digital currency

According to a booklet on payments released today by the RBI, the bank is “exploring the possibility as to whether there is a need for a […]