Kazakhstan Is Preparing the Launch of a CBDC Pilot With Private Financial Companies

Kazakhstan Is Preparing the Launch of a CBDC Pilot With Private Financial CompaniesCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are steadily becoming a serious discussion among governments globally, with Kazakhstan as the latest country unveiling its plans. The National Bank of Kazakhstan is making preparations to launch a CBDC pilot program soon. The National Bank Released a Public Consultation Paper According to the announcement published on their website, the […]

Fintechs Invited to Work on Georgia’s Central Bank Digital Currency

Fintechs Invited to Work on Georgia’s Central Bank Digital CurrencyNational Bank of Georgia (NBG) has issued a call for companies in the fintech sector, financial institutions and technology firms to support its efforts to create a digital currency. Georgia’s central bank wants to employ new technologies to raise the efficiency of the country’s payment system and promote financial inclusion. Georgia’s Central Bank Mulling Digital […]

Digital Yuan Launch Draws Near: JD.com Employees Paid in e-CNY, Tencent, Ant, Mastercard Engage With PBoC

China, the world’s most populous country, has jumped leaps and bounds in comparison to a great number of other countries when it comes to the creation of a central bank digital currency. As each day passes, China’s digital yuan is seemingly getting closer to large-scale adoption, as big-name corporations like the e-commerce giant JD.com, Mastercard, […]

ECB Deepens Analysis of Digital Euro, Decision Expected by Mid-Year, VP Confirms

ECB Deepens Analysis of Digital Euro, Decision Expected by Mid-Year, VP ConfirmsFaced with challenges on many fronts, the European Central Bank is now deepening the analysis of how to digitalize its currency. A decision on whether to issue a digital euro, which has the potential to become a major CBDC, is expected around mid-2021, a high-ranking official of the central bank has confirmed. Eurozone’s Central Bank […]

Turkey Drafting Crypto Regulation — Central Bank Says No Intention to Ban Cryptocurrencies

Turkey Drafting Crypto Regulation — Central Bank Says No Intention to Ban CryptocurrenciesThe Turkish government is reportedly creating a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies after two crypto exchanges in the country abruptly halted trading and are now being investigated for fraud. The government is reportedly planning to establish a central custodian bank among other initiatives. The Turkish government is working on cryptocurrency regulation. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that […]