Over 70% of central banks have begun exploring the possibility of introducing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)

A new paper, commissioned by the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), identifies the GFMA’s critical considerations for the success of potential CBDCs in wholesale markets (wCBDCs). Entitled Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Global Capital Markets Perspective, the paper is based on research, as well as extensive interviews conducted with contributing member firms and market participants with particular expertise relevant to CBDCs, during the fourth quarter of 2021. The authors’ recommendations […]

Din 10 persoane care au auzit de criptomonede, 4 detin sau au detinut criptomonede iar 8 intentioneaza sa cumpere in viitor. 45% dintre utilizatorii de internet, cu vârsta cuprinsă între 18-55 ani, doresc ca bancile din Romania sa ofere servicii crypto – studiu.

Patru din zece români deţin sau au deţinut criptomonede şi 84% au de gând să facă astfel de investiţii, ceea ce demonstrează un interes mare pentru acest domeniu, se arată într-un studiu realizat de Ipsos România la solicitarea Tradesilvania.com. Dintre cei care au auzit de crypto, 84% intentioneaza sa achizitioneze criptomonede in viitor. Cel mai recent studiu Ipsos, realizat un studiu în rândul românilor conectați la internet, cu vârsta cuprinsă între 18-55 ani, pentru […]

Around 100 countries are now exploring the potential development and issuance of a central bank digital currency – IMF report

Around 100 countries are now exploring the potential development and issuance of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), and the challenges and opportunities identified by these research projects reveal a need for “increased international information-sharing of insights learned”, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report. ‘Behind the Scenes of Central Bank Digital Currency: Emerging Trends, Insights and Policy Lessons’ focuses on six CBDC projects at different stages of development […]

Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board – ECB: „We are considering how to make the digital euro a convenient medium of exchange but not an attractive form of investment”

In the digital age, banknotes could lose their role as a reference value in payments, undermining the integrity of the monetary system. Central banks must therefore consider how to ensure that their money can remain a payments anchor in a digital world. Contribution by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, to a panel discussion on central bank digital currencies at the US Monetary Policy Forum – […]

NYSE wants to have its own-branded cryptocurrency and a marketplace to buy, sell and trade NFTs

The New York Stock Exchange is stepping into the nonfungible tokens market with plans to do for digital assets what it does for stocks, according to Bloomberg. The NYSE said in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that it wants to be a financial exchange for cryptocurrencies and NFTs that would compete with the likes of OpenSea and Rarible Inc. The filing dated Feb. 10, indicated plans […]

Sequoia Capital, the fund that has supported Apple and Google from the beginning, announced a new $500-600M sub fund focused primarily on crypto (liquid tokens and digital assets)

„While we’ve invested in both equity and tokens over the last five years, many have asked that we take a more active role in managing our tokens, including staking them, providing liquidity, participating in governance and trading through their platforms. Our network of builders at Ethereum, Solana, major DeFi protocols and beyond have urged us to do the same,” according to a company’s blog. „Today, we are doing just that […]

EU to propose legislative framework for a digital euro in ‘early 2023’

The legislative process is timed in lockstep with the European Central Bank’s in-house experiments on virtual currency. The European Commission announced Wednesday it’s planning to propose a bill for a digital euro early next year, according to POLITICO. The bill will serve as the legal foundation for the European Central Bank’s ongoing technical work on the virtual version of a euro banknote or coin. The ECB is currently carrying out in-house experiments with […]

În 2021, un utilizator Revolut a efectuat, în medie, 14 tranzacții cu criptomonede prin intermediul aplicației

Complexitatea portofoliului de token-uri a condus la creșterea de 8 ori a tranzacțiilor cu criptomonede, în 2021 față de 2020, și de 6 ori a valorii totale a sumelor investite. Valoarea medie anuală alocată de un utilizator pentru a cumpăra criptomonede a crescut cu 63% anul trecut față de 2020, în timp ce numărul de clienți Revolut care dețin criptomonede în portofele digitale s-a majorat cu 27%. Una dintre modalități […]

Project Hamilton – MIT experts test technical research for a hypothetical central bank digital currency in the U.S.

The researchers developed two complete sets of computing source code, or “codebases,” for the software systems. One codebase was capable of handling 1.7 million transactions per second, with 99 percent of those transactions finishing in less than a second. Collaboration with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston yields progress in understanding how a digital currency might be developed in the future. In collaboration with a team at the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Cryptocurrency is now mainstream, at least in the U.S. market: Crypto ownership is roughly equal to certificate of deposit ownership

Prepare for the 2022 crypto boom. Cryptocurrency ownership continues to rise, buoying crypto-related brands in the process. But cryptocurrency owners aren’t abandoning their relationships with traditional providers. Instead, they’re working with more. „The share of U.S. adults who report owning cryptocurrency is roughly equal to the share who report owning a certificate of deposit, and not a far cry from the share who report having a brokerage account,” according to […]