Belarus Central Bank is imposing new restrictions on foreign currency transactions in response to EU sanctions. Such a move could create complications for citizens and push them to seek alternatives such as cryptocurrencies.
The European Central Bank has just announced that it has reached the investigative stage of its digital euro project. If successful, the European Union would be the largest economic bloc to implement a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) project. The progress made by the European Central Bank is a step towards a "CBDC era".
China is accelerating its pursuit of a digital yuan that is anticipated to be finally rolled out before the end of 2021. One of the reasons to issue its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) is to keep a close eye on and control the transactions of the citizens.
The issue of central bank digital currency (CBDC) is becoming a hot topic of discussion among several governments. Now, the government of South Korea is seeking better technologies that can effectively lead to the creation of their state-owned CBDC dubbed e-KRW.
The use of distributed ledger tech (DLT) for transborder payments is increasing among various Central Banks around the globe. The recent bank to embrace blockchain technology in the remittance field is the National Bank of Egypt (NBE).
This decade has witnessed a high wave of central banks wanting to make digital versions of their fiat money, also called the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) following the success of cryptocurrencies. Thailand just announced it would be unveiling its own CBDC next year. What shape does the race take after then?