• The Bank of England (George Rex via Flickr, CC-BY-SA).
    Politics

    6 central banks team up to explore digital currencies

    England’s apex bank is joining forces with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and others to study use cases for central bank digital currencies

    The Bank of England’s statement said the group will explore “CBDC use cases; economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability; and the sharing of knowledge on emerging technologies.”

  • "Crypto Dad" Chris Giancarlo is now fighting for a digital dollar (via Chamber of Digital Commerce).
    Politics

    ‘Crypto Dad’ goes all in on digital dollar

    Former CFTC chairman Chris Giancarlo partners with Accenture promote the potential of a U.S. central bank digital currency

    Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo has moved from regulating digital currencies to fighting for one with the launch of the Digital Dollar Foundation.

  • This is for my boyfriend, so don't tell my husband! (Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Rationing Privacy: ECB suggests digital currency ‘anonymity vouchers’

    An EU-issued central bank digital currency could provide an allowance of tokens good for keeping Big Brother from looking at your spending

    Planning to score some cocaine before meeting your girlfriend at a hotel? Neither the cops nor your wife will be any the wiser if you use some of the “anonymity vouchers” Europe’s central bank just proposed building into an e-euro. It’s kind of like trying to sneak across a room unseen by screaming, “nobody look at me!”

  • Coming not-so-soon?
    Cryptocurrencies

    China pilots state-issued digital currency

    Despite that, a real central bank digital currency could be a long way off, a Chinese publication reported; Huawei deeply involved

    China announced plans to launch real-world test of a central bank digital currency on Dec. 9. But an actual central bank digital currency is probably not coming very soon, the article said.