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Banker Who Called Bitcoin ‘Evil Spawn’ Heads BIS Digital Currency Hub

News A former European Central Bank board member will chair a new arm of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) focusing on digital currencies and financial innovation. In a press release on Nov. 11, the BIS confirmed Benoît Cœuré would begin chairing the Innovation Hub from January 15, 2020..

Swiss National Bank to Research CBDCs at New BIS Innovation Hub Centre

News The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have signed an agreement to cooperate on the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Switzerland. Two major projectsAccording to an official press release on Oct. 8, the BIS’s first three innovation hubs will be established in Sw..

Central Banker: CBDCs Are a Flexible Tool for Zero-Interest Rate World

News Chile’s central bank governor, Mario Marcel, says central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can provide additional flexibility at a time of “unconventional monetary policies.” Marcel made the comments in a speech titled “High-level Policy Panel Discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies" at ..

Central Banks to Meet With Libra Founders in Switzerland on Monday

News Officials from the European Central Bank (ECB) and 25 global central banks will meet with Libra to assess the financial stability risks of the project. Central bank forum to challenge LibraOn Sept. 16, Libra representatives will meet with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (C..

Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

Central banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. Ind..

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

A growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of Int..

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