Will CBDC Play a Role in Retail Payments, Settlements?

At the Future of Payments Forum hosted by the Bank of Japan (BoJ) in Tokyo last week, deputy governor, Masayoshi Amamiya, presented his views on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the future of payment and settlement systems as they pertain to retail payment services. Recent private sector initiatives, including stablecoins, indicate customers’ need for […]

BIS Shows Progress on Issuing Digital Currencies

A new survey from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows that some central banks are creeping towards issuing their own digital currencies. A total of 66 central banks responded to the latest survey, which was conducted last year, representing 21 advanced economies and 45 emerging market economies, covering 75% of the world’s population and […]

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