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Bank of Japan launches pilot programme for CBDC
Bank of Japan, the country’s central bank, has announced it will launch a proof of concept (PoC) pilot programme for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
HKMA initiates first CBDC steps with whitepaper launch
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has begun the first steps of exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC) with the release of a technical whitepaper.
Bhutan to pilot central bank digital currency through Ripple partnership
The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan has teamed with cross-border crypto payment firm Ripple to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the region.
China set to introduce digital yuan by early 2022
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has revealed it aims to fully launch the e-CNY digital currency by February 2022.
Russian central bank to initiate digital ruble pilot
The central bank of Russia has revealed it is planning to begin a pilot test for a digital ruble with 12 of the countryâ€™s top banks.
Norway is in no rush to introduce digital currency as use...
While only 4% of transactions in Norway are conducted with cash, the nation's central bank is in no hurry to introduce a digital currency.