Digital Currencies

Britain to Push Ahead with Readying Ground for a Digital Pound

Getting the design of a digital pound right is a bigger priority than a rapid launch, Britain’s Financial Services Minister Andrew Griffith said on Tuesday. China has pushed ahead with piloting a digital yuan and the European Central Bank is studying a digital euro, piling pressure on Britain to do the same and keep abreast […]

India’s Digital Rupee Fails to Excite Interest, Bankers Say

A month into India’s pilot project for using an official digital rupee for inter-bank and institutional transactions, stakeholders are seeing no benefits, several bankers said. Seven bankers told Reuters that using the e-rupee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was much the same as internet-based banking that users were already satisfied with. The RBI […]

SWIFT Sets Out Blueprint for Central Bank Digital Currency Network

Financial messaging system SWIFT has laid out its blueprint for a global central bank digital currency (CBDC) network following an 8-month experiment on different technologies and currencies. The trial, which involved France and Germany’s national central banks as well as global lenders like HSBC, Standard Chartered and UBS, looked at how CBDCs could be used […]

Binance Scores Cristiano Ronaldo as Partner for NFT Push

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volumes, said on Thursday it has signed a partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo for the promotion of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As part of the multi-year agreement, the Portuguese soccer star and Binance will create a series of NFT collections for sale on the company’s platform, the cryptocurrency exchange […]

Digital currencies – opportunity meets caution

Technology has undoubtedly, transformed our lives and disrupted the way we use money. Given the current pandemic, digital currency seems an ever-more appealing prospect in our stay-home, work-from-home arrangements. Unlike the use of cash, digital currencies would not be a potential source of virus transmission or require persons to overlook social distancing measures when making […]