Tag Archives: CBDC

70% of Central Banks are Working on Digital Currencies, No Hurry to Issue Them: BIS

A survey commissioned by the bank of central banks, the Bank of International Settlements, has disclosed that even though Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are being researched by a big number of reserve banks, the work is mostly conceptual. Consequently, only a handful of them have any intentions of issuing a CBDC in the near future: The survey… Read More »

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: To $400 or $70 Depends on BCH Price Reaction at $230 and $150

Latest Bitcoin Cash News Recently, a high ranking official with the Bank of International Settlement said Bitcoin is an “evil spawn of a crisis”. In yet another incident, the General Manager of the same bank, Agustín Carstens, said Bitcoin was masquerading as a currency and it was a Ponzi scheme, a bubble and an environmental disaster. Lambasts didn’t… Read More »

BIS Reports 70% of Central Banks Are Studying Cryptocurrencies

A new report published by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) shows that the majority of central banks are studying central bank digital currencies (CBDC). However, most of them are unlikely to issue any type of digital currency in the near future.  CBDC ‘Unlikely’ in The Short Term BIS published the results of a new survey on central… Read More »

‘Too Early’ for Central Bank Digital Currency: India Shelves Plans for a Crypto Rupee

Plans to issue a state-backed cryptocurrency in India have stalled, months after the country’s central bank gave indications that it was considering the idea. According to The Hindu Business Line, the government is no longer interested in the state-backed digital rupee. Citing a source, the report by the publication indicated that the idea of a crypto-rupee was dropped… Read More »

CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies) Will “Shut Out” Bitcoin, Nouriel Roubini Says

ADVERTISEMENT Notorious New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business economist and professor Nouriel Roubini mentioned that Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) represent the new technological advance capable of destroying cryptocurrencies and strengthening the current economic system. Nouriel Roubini In an article of his authorship, published by “The Guardian“, Roubini explains that “Central banks should issue their own… Read More »

Bank of Thailand Governor: No Central Bank Digital Currency Within 3-5 Years

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Thai citizens will have to be patient in the wait for a retail central bank digital currency that will save them from carrying cash around. According to the governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT), Veerathai Santiprabhob, plans to switch from cash to a digital currency will not happen within the ‘next 3-5 years’.… Read More »

Central Bank of Azerbaijan Rules Out Issuing Cryptocurrency

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has indicated that it does not intend to issue a state-backed cryptocurrency, also known as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Speaking to reporters in Baku on November 15, CBA first Chairman Alim Guliyev stated that the Bank treats cryptocurrencies conservatively, based on a belief that the use… Read More »

Bitcoin is the ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis’: European Central Bank Board Member

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn One of the Eurozone’s chief monetary economists heaped some backhanded praise at Bitcoin on Thursday, arguing that the flagship cryptocurrency was an “extremely clever idea” that suffers from “manifold problems.” Benoît Cœuré, who serves on the European Central Bank’s executive board, made this claim during remarks at the Economics of Payments IX conference, which… Read More »

IMF Chief Calls for Exploration of Digital Currencies

Christine Lagarde, managing director and chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has encouraged the “exploration” of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in the light of decreasing demand for cash and rising preference for digital money. In a prepared speech for the Singapore Fintech Festival on Wednesday, Lagarde said: “I believe we should consider the possibility to issue digital currency.… Read More »

IMF Chief Lagarde Calls for ‘Exploration’ of State-Backed Digital Currencies

Christine Lagarde, managing director and chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has encouraged the exploration of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the light of decreasing demand for cash and rising preference for digital money. In a prepared speech for the Singapore Fintech Festival on Wednesday, Lagarde said: “I believe we should consider the possibility to… Read More »