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Bank of Korea Begins Central Bank Digital Currency Rollout

Talk of CBDCs may have taken a back seat for many world central banks right now. Yet, despite claiming there was no reason for one just a couple of months ago, the Bank of Korea has unveiled a 22-month pilot plan. Bank of Korea About Turn on Digital Currency It seems as if the Bank…

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People’s Bank of China Continues CBDC Development Talks

The People’s Bank of China held a teleconference on April 3 in Beijing, China. One of the main points confirmed during the call involved the institution’s continued research and development of a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. CBDC development is one of the bank’s top priorities  The meeting summarized the central bank’s achievements with…

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BIS Calls for Central Bank Digital Currencies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has issued a report arguing in favor of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and digital payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bulletin published by the BIS, a 600-member international financial institution representing the central banks of 60 countries, urges central banks to consider developing CBDCs in light of concerns regarding…

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COVID-19 Pandemic Could Speed Up Central Bank Crypto Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic will bring the end of cash and speed up the adoption of digital banking services, including central bank crypto, according to Edwin Bautista, CEO of UnionBank. Going Digital Is the Right Approach Amid Pandemic In an interview with Euromoney, the head of UnionBank, the Philippines’ ninth-largest bank, said that this might be…

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Anti-Crypto Bank Wells Fargo Wants its $384B Lending Power Back

US banking giant Wells Fargo has the capacity to provide about $384 billion of additional loans to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and individuals, which is especially relevant during the corona crisis. However, the bank can’t help customers because of the asset cap imposed by the Federal Reserve (Fed). Wells Fargo Asks Fed to Remove…

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Egyptian Central Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bitcoin Fixes This

As panic and uncertainty mount due to the coronavirus, Egypt has become the latest country to limit bank withdrawals. Individuals can now only take out a maximum of $635 per day from their bank and just $317 from ATMs. Bitcoin fixes this. Egypt Banks Limit Cash Withdrawals According to the New York Times on Sunday,…

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Ripple Launches X-Border App With Thai Commercial Bank

In a country with more mobile phone subscriptions than people, mobile banking has taken off in Thailand in a big way. After partnering with a fintech remittance company recently, Ripple is now sewing up the Thai market by joining forces with its largest commercial bank, SCB. Ripple to Boost Thai Remittances Further Hot off the…

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STO Platform’s Registration with Traditional Bank Helps Move Security Tokens Forward

Security token offering (STO) platform, Blockpulse, has obtained registration with the ACPR Bank of France. Blockpulse “registered at ACPR Banque de France with its partner, Lemonway, the leading European digital payment solution for investment platforms,” Blockpulse COO Marien Irzykiewicz told Cointelegraph. The company also alleges that the outfit is the first STO platform to achieve…

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Central Bank Digital Currency ‘Incredibly Rich Area’ Says IMF

Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made a strong argument for the development of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs). He asserts that as a new asset class they hold tremendous promise, notably for the developing world. BENEFITS OF DIGITAL CURRENCY EMPHASIZED Zhang discussed CBDCs in an address given at…

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Bank of England Cancels Stress Test for UK Banks, Too Afraid to Fail?

On Friday, the Bank of England (BoE) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) cancelled the 2020 stress test of eight major British banks and building societies, citing the emergency situation amid the coronavirus outbreak. This is another example of how governments are supporting the banking systems while the crypto market is on its own.  Test…

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