The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is developing a platform that central banks’ digital currencies (CBDCs) can use to clear transactions between countries, executive director Kristalina Georgieva announced on 19 June.
Ripple Networks has debuted an upgraded platform based on its XRP ledger technology geared toward comprehensive central bank CBDC creation and management.
Florida, a perennial Presidential battleground prize, just took a stand against a possible U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
I recently had the pleasure of appearing on an episode of the Watchman Privacy Podcast with Gabriel Custodiet (“Leaving Humanity: The Technocratic Worldview with Joe Doran,” episode 65.)
Helping emerging nations create their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) will be among the topics on the agenda of the G7 group of leading wealthy countries when it meets this year to address the world’s rapidly expanding digital economy.
How do the arguments for the benefits of CBDCs stack up, versus the risks? The libertarian CATO Institute recently updated their assessment, and concluded the supposed benefits of government / Federal Reserve issued digital dollars via retail or end user accounts are overstated.