Tag: Benoit Cœuré

COVID-19 Crisis Speeds Up Use of Digital Payments

The coronavirus pandemic has forced world central banks, already struggling to deal with cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and other non-traditional monies, to up their game on the use of digital currencies and other new technologies. “COVID-19 has forced an unprecedented experiment in digitalisation, across our lives, including work and in commerce…,” said Benoit Coeure, former ECB executive […]

BIS Appoints Innovation Hub Chiefs

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has announced two key appointments to the BIS Innovation Hub, an initiative unveiled last year and designed to support central bank collaboration on new financial technology. Andrew McCormack, chief information officer at Payments Canada, will head the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore, with Morten Bech, head of secretariat for […]

Cœuré New Head of BIS Innovation Lab

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has appointed Benoît Cœuré as head of the new BIS Innovation Hub, set up to foster international collaboration among central banks on innovative financial technology, most significantly global stablecoins. Cœuré has been a member of the ECB Executive Board since January 2012, and is currently in charge of international and European relations, market […]