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China’s Central Bank Likely to Pilot Digital Currency in Cities of Shenzhen and Suzhou: Report – CoinDesk

“The tests are likely to include the participation of state-owned partners. These comprise the “Big Four” commercial banks – the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank and the Agricultural Bank of China – and three telcos, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. The pilots will see the digital […]
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Coindesk – Leader in Blockchain News.

“In a speech Thursday, First Deputy Governor Denis Beau issued some of France’s strongest comments yet in support of distributed ledger technology (DLT), which he said likely solves many outstanding market issues. One solution France is considering: a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Beau said the eurozone has a responsibility to at least consider a […]
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Former Regulator Known As ‘Crypto Dad’ to Launch Digital-Dollar Think Tank

“J. Christopher Giancarlo, who stepped down as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission last year, said he was creating the nonprofit Digital Dollar Foundation to study converting the dollar into a fully electronic currency based on blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin. The U.S. risks losing the advantages it enjoys from having the dominant […]
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Central Banks Warm to Issuing Digital Currencies

“One in 10 central banks surveyed in 2019 said it was likely to offer digital currencies within the next three years, covering about 20% of the world’s population, according to a report from the Bank for International Settlements. The proportion of central banks likely to issue digital money almost doubled when the horizon was stretched […]

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Central Bank Group to Assess Potential Cases for Central Bank Digital Currencies

“The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions.  […]