Zimbabwean authorities have decided to introduce a new digital currency that will be backed by gold. The new central bank digital currency (CBDC) can be used as a means of payment within the country and to maintain its stability.
Governments are doing everything they can to combat money laundering (ML) and crimes related to cryptocurrencies. The UAE police have planned to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain to track crypto money laundering and prevent other types of crimes related to digital currencies.
On December 14, Ukraine's TASCOMBANK announced the launch of a pilot project to test the functionality of the electronic hryvnia. Although the National Bank (NBU) supports this project, it claims that it is the only institution authorized to issue the CBDC, so the pilot project will not have a significant impact on the development process.