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Parfin Creates New Blockchain to Be Used as Privacy Solution for Brazilian CBDC

Parfin, a financial technology company, has created a new blockchain system to be used as a privacy solution for the Brazilian CBDC, drex. Rayls, the new blockchain, will offer the possibility of operating in a permissioned way and also linking itself to other public blockchains using Rayls Public Chain, a native Ethereum layer two (L2).…
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Iran Launches Digital Rial Pilot on Kish Island

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced the initiation of a pilot scheme to introduce the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) on the southern island of Kish. The CBI stated on Tuesday that the digital rial will be available to banking customers and tourists in Kish starting on the first day of the…
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Ripple Working With 10 Governments Globally, CEO Reveals in Rediscovered Interview

In a resurfaced video clip, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse stated that his crypto firm is collaborating with around 10 governments globally on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). “A central bank digital currency is a stablecoin. It’s just issued by the government,” the executive described. Ripple CEO on Working With Governments Worldwide A video clip surfaced…
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CBDC Interest Climbs Steadily Over Five Years, Google Trends Data Shows

Google Trends data reveals a consistent increase in search interest for “CBDC,” which stands for central bank digital currency, over the past five years. The term has maintained a score above 20 since August 2022, on a scale of 1 to 100, where 100 signifies peak interest. CBDCs See Consistent Search Growth, Top Regions Include…
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BIS Survey: 94% of Central Banks Exploring Digital Currency

The latest Bank for International Settlements (BIS) survey reveals that 94% of central banks are exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). There has been a notable increase in wholesale CBDC experiments, especially in advanced economies. Central banks are examining various factors for retail CBDCs, including holding limits and offline functionality. 94% of Surveyed Central Banks…
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Ghana Central Bank Partners With Singapore Regulator to Demonstrate Use of Digital Credentials in Global Trade

The Ghanaian central bank recently collaborated with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to demonstrate the use of digital credentials in international trade. The second phase of Project DESFT culminated in the execution of cross-border trade between the West African nation and Singapore in April 2024. Ghana’s CBDC to Streamline Cross-Border Trade The Bank of…
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Russian State Duma Official: International CBDC Settlements to Become ‘Common Practice’ in 5 Years

Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the Russian State Duma Financial Markets Committee, has predicted that international trade will migrate to CBDC for settlements during the next five years. Aksakov stressed that not many countries have made progress using these digital currencies, but he believes this will be addressed soon. Russian State Duma Official Bets on National…
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Cross Border CBDC Project Mbridge Enters MVP Stage

Project Mbridge, the cross-border central bank digital currency (CBDC) project that seeks to integrate several currencies into a global network, has reached its minimum viable product stage. This means that each one of the participant central banks has deployed a validating node in the network, that is ready to perform real-value transactions CBDC Project Mbridge…
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Central Bank of Qatar Announces CBDC Project

The Central Bank of Qatar recently announced the completion of the infrastructure development supporting an in-house-built CBDC. The bank estimates that the project will enter its experimental stages this year in October, allowing several national and international banks to test the functionality of this pilot by facilitating large payments among them. Qatar Announces CBDC Experimental…
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Digital Yuan App Drops ‘Pilot’ Description, Hints at Change to Production Ready Status

The digital yuan app, which services users of the Chinese CBDC, has dropped the ‘pilot’ label from its name without any announcement, prompting speculation about an upcoming move to production stages. While local Chinese news outlets explained that this change had to do with app requirements, some expect this might be a step before its…
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