Japanese Officials Are Working on a Digital Currency

Japanese Officials Are Working on a Digital Currency

Japan appears to have reversed its earlier stance on CBDCs as Facebook’s Libra and China’s digital yuan pressure decision makers to release a digital yen. Ruling party lawmakers in Japan are reportedly working on a proposal to issue a national digital currency, Reuters reports on Jan. 24. This appears to be a response to fears of a Chinese digital yuan.The planned digital yen would be jointly developed by the government and private companies, and…

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World Economic Forum Debuts Framework for Central Bank Digital Currency

World Economic Forum Debuts Framework for Central Bank Digital Currency

The World Economic Forum has released a toolkit for policymakers regarding the creation of central bank digital currencies. The World Economic Forum (WEF) — together with some of the world’s major central banks — has created a central bank digital currency (CBDC) policymaker toolkit.According to an announcement  on Jan. 22, the toolkit is the WEF’s attempt to help policy-makers understand whether deploying a CBDC would be advantageous and guide them through its design.The WEF…

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China’s Central Bank Completes Top-Later Design and Joint Tests of Planned CBDC

The central bank of China has completed the top-layer design and joint testing of its soon-to-be-released central bank digital currency. The central bank of China has completed the top-layer design and joint testing of its soon-to-be-released central bank digital currency (CBDC).As domestic news outlet Sina reported on Jan. 10, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) accomplished the top-layer design of the planned digital yuan, developed relevant standards, carried out research and development and a joint…

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