Chinese blockchain project aims to be the ‘SWIFT’ of stablecoins and CBDCs

    A SWIFT-style system for bank-issued and regulated digital currencies was launched by a firm with a tenure building China’s national blockchain project. A Hong Kong-based blockchain company has launched a digital payments system aimed at bridging the gap between stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Red Date Technology, the blockchain infrastructure firm which is…

    Going cashless: Norway’s digital currency project raises privacy questions

    At this point, the test network for the Norwegian CBDC uses not the public Ethereum ecosystem, but a private version of the enterprise blockchain Hyperledger Besu. The small Nordic country of Norway may not be particularly notable on the global crypto map. With its 22 blockchain solution providers, the nation doesn’t stand out even at the…

    Bank of England answers professionals’ questions about upcoming CBDC wallet

    The Bank of England answered more than 70 questions from applicants who wish to win over the $244,000 contract. Companies that applied to win over the $244,000 contract to develop a central bank digital currency (CBDC) wallet proof-of-concept (PoC) for the Bank of England (BOE) provided questions about the project. In response, the central bank…

    China’s CBDC wallet adds new features ahead of the Chinese New Year

    The Chinese government is making efforts to boost the adoption of CBDCs in the country. Recently, China launched its digital yuan, called e-CNY. To boost its adoption among its citizens, China added a new feature of sending money in electronic ‘red packets’ that cover displaying traditional wishes for special occasions like birthdays, the New Year,…

    UAE central bank conducts CBDC pilot with cross-border payments

    The UAE’s Central Bank (CBUAE) has announced the completion of “the world’s largest pilot” of central bank digital currency (CBDC) in collaboration with the central banks of four countries. Central banks from Thailand, Hong Kong, and China, with more than 20 commercial banks from these countries, took part in the pilot, recording over $21 million…

    Nigeria is struggling to push CBDC to its citizens

    Nigerian digital currency, eNaira, seems not as popular as it was touted to be. As Bloomberg reported, less than 0.5% of Nigerians have used the eNaira, the central bank digital currency (CBDC) launched last year by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). According to a Bloomberg report, the population faced a lack of clarity from…