Bilateral Saudi, UAE Digital Currency Experiment Shows Benefits of Distributed Ledgers, Central Banks Say

A joint Saudi and UAE CBDC pilot found that a distributed payment system offers “significant improvement over centralized payment systems.”

Should We Care if the US Is Falling Behind on CBDCs?

A reading of two recent op-eds on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

A New ‘Bretton Woods’ Moment?

The IMF has said it’s time to re-evaluate the global economic order, but what does that really mean?

Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole Speech Could Hint at US Dollar’s Future

Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech Thursday at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium highlights how much has changed over the past year.

Senate Banking Committee Remains Open to Idea of Digital Dollar in Tuesday’s Hearing

While not every lawmaker was on board with the idea of a central bank digital currency during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, no...

Witnesses Will Vouch for Stablecoins, Digital Dollars in US Senate Hearing Tuesday

Witnesses will discuss stablecoins and tokenized dollars during Tuesday's Senate Banking hearing on the digitization of money.

Thai Central Bank Taps Cement Company for First Digital Currency Payments

The Bank of Thailand is integrating a CBDC payments system into the financials of the country’s oldest cement company in an extension of its...

US Fed Chair Says Private Entities Should Not Help Design Central Bank Digital Currencies

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said central banks should design and implement CBDCs, not private entities.

Grayscale: Central Bank Digital Currencies Will ‘Neither Replace nor Harm Scarce, Uncompromising Bitcoin’

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) pose no threat to Bitcoin’s value proposition, instead, they will spur its growth toward mass adoption. In a new report,...

New Zealand’s Central Bank Is Hiring a Money Futurist

New Zealand’s central bank is looking for a Head of Money and Cash to focus "on the future of money” and be a "thought...

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