Central Bank of Bahrain successfully trials JPMorgan’s token for its digital payment

    The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has successfully completed a digital payments test in collaboration with JPMorgan’s blockchain and cryptocurrency unit Onyx. The trial run included testing the widely anticipated JPM Coin, a digital currency backed by the American investment bank JPMorgan. Bahrain’s central bank revealed it is committed to improving the customer experience for…

    Ukraine uses Stellar to launch CBDC pilot – electronic hryvnia

    One of Ukraine’s oldest commercial banks, Tascombank, is launching a Stellar-based pilot for an electronic hryvnia, a digital version of Ukraine’s national fiat currency. The pilot, supported by Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation, will test an electronic hryvnia in handling payroll for public employees along with peer-to-peer and merchant payments. In a statement published Tuesday,…

    The Future of Crypto: The industry is rapidly evolving

    The industry that once focused solely on Bitcoin is rapidly evolving. Developers are striving to find decentralized blockchain products that are both scalable and secure, writes Merav Ozair, Ph.D., a leading Blockchain Expert and a FinTech professor at New Jersey’s Rutgers Business School. When Bitcoin was introduced by the Satoshi white paper in 2008, it…

    Our Dystopian CBDC Future. Part 2

    Those looking forward to the emergence of central bank digital currencies in developed countries may be up for a very nasty surprise. The long-awaited CBDCs are likely to become one of the worst tools of mass surveillance. China is not joking around: the digital yuan, issued exclusively by the People’s Bank of China, is meant…

    Our Dystopian CBDC Future. Part 1

    Those looking forward to the emergence of central bank digital currencies in developed countries may be up for a very nasty surprise. The long-awaited CBDCs are likely to become one of the worst tools of mass surveillance. Have you noticed how the development of central bank digital currencies happens really slowly? Typically, we attribute it…

    Bahrain’s financial sector to go digital but not crypto

    A comprehensive digital transformation of the financial sector in Bahrain includes rolling out a Digital Dinar but does not adopt the crypto sector. The head of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) warned against cyber-crime and dealing with cryptocurrency, speaking during the press conference on Saturday. Plans of digital transformation of Bahrain’s financial sector include…