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Hong Kong digital yuan pilot lacks P2P capabilities


While Hong Kong residents can sign up for a digital yuan (e-CNY) wallet with a phone number, the CBDC is currently restricted to cross-border transactions and cannot be used for person-to-person transfers within Hong Kong

Rwandan Research Paper Recommends CBDC With ‘Partial Pseudo-Anonymity’


A recent research paper from the National Bank of Rwanda recommends a two-tier, universal, zero-interest central bank digital currency (CBDC) with partial pseudo-anonymity. Although the research paper identifies 15 opportunities for CBDC, only four are said to offer “high potential benefits...

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Releases Digital Currency Consultation Paper


The Reserve Bank of Zealand has said the proposed digital version of the country’s physical cash would provide universal access to central bank money, either in physical cash or digital form. According to the central bank, the digital version will not only be government-backed but will also...

Real-World Assets Platform Gluwa Considers Developing Liberia’s CBDC


The real-world assets platform, Gluwa, is exploring the potential to assist in the development and launch of Liberia’s central bank digital currency. To increase the likelihood of the digital currency’s success, Gluwa is also considering the launch of a satellite-based internet service. Making...

Global Surge in CBDC Exploration Leaves US Playing Catch-Up: Study


An Atlantic Council study showed that 134 countries, or 98% of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), are currently exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC). This number has surged from just 35 since May 2020. The post Global Surge in CBDC Exploration Leaves US Playing Catch-Up: Study...

CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act Back in the Senate


The CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act has been reintroduced in the Senate with the support of five U.S. senators. “As Americans face the prospect of an increasingly weaponized government, ensuring financial privacy is pivotal,” said one senator who supports the bill. A central bank...

30 Banks Participating in Russia’s Central Bank Digital Currency Pilot


The number of banks participating in Russia’s central bank digital currency pilot has increased to 30. Seventeen banks have signed an agreement with the Bank of Russia to participate in the digital ruble program. They will join 13 other banks, about 600 citizens, and 30 trading and service...

Russia Open to the Use of Crypto in Foreign Trade Says Central Bank Governor


The Russian Central Bank is discussing the possible use of central bank digital currencies as a payment method in foreign trade, according to Elvira Nabiullina, the bank’s governor. Nabiullina stated that while Russia is opposed to the use of crypto payments in domestic transactions, the country...

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