The Central bank of Lebanon (BoL) is planning to release its state-backed digital currency known as digital pound. The bank is now the latest financial regulator to embrace the roll out of a central bank digital currency CBDC. The official launch is planned for 2021.
According to the recent report by PwC, a global audit and consulting network, Blockchain has what it takes to add $1.76 trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030. But what is the basis of these ambitious projections? Are these numbers practical or far from reality?
As the idea of issuing the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is gaining traction worldwide, China makes practical steps to make their digital yuan release closer. Now, the country is going to expand its trials to test the CBDC potential on a larger scale.
Since the launch of cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, many were puzzled as to how it would revolutionize various sectors of the economy. Now, businessmen have found a new use case for blockchain technology in the sale of used mobile phones.