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China’s Central Bank: Here’s the Latest on the Digital Yuan

The development of a digital yuan, or DECP, has taken a great leap forward, according to the People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank.In a statement (in Chinese) Thursday, the bank said the “processes of top-level design, setting industry standards, developing potential functions and integration testing,” were “almost complete.” The

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China’s Central Bank Completes Top-Later Design and Joint Tests of Planned CBDC

The central bank of China has completed the top-layer design and joint testing of its soon-to-be-released central bank digital currency (CBDC).As domestic news outlet Sina reported on Jan. 10, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) accomplished the top-layer design of the planned digital yuan, developed relevant standards, carried out research

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Australians Won’t Use Libra, Believes Central Bank

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has expressed doubt over whether cryptocurrencies, including Libra and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), will ever become viable solutions.In a submission (pdf) to the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology just before Christmas, RBA officials were skeptical that cryptocurrencies, in their current and

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Swiss President: Central Banks Won’t Accept Libra Cryptocurrency in Current Form

After meeting a list of obstacles in an attempt to pass regulations for its ambitious Libra cryptocurrency project, Facebook has been set back in their goal to launch it in 2020. Switzerland’s president, Ueli’ Maurer, has expressed disappointment in the project as Facebook’s team continues its efforts to seek regulatory

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Asia’s central banks are ahead in the race to develop their own digital currencies

China is expected to be among the world’s first few central banks to roll out a sovereign digital currency to join the US$25.9 trillion e-payment market currently dominated by Alipay, WeChat PayCollaboration between Hong Kong and Thailand is expected to help companies save costs incurred in cross-border paymentsAsia is a

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