Tag: Central

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions […]

Bahrain Central Bank Releases First Crypto Exchange to Graduate Its Regulatory Sandbox

Bahrain Central Bank Releases First Crypto Exchange to Graduate Its Regulatory Sandbox Crypto exchange Rain is reportedly the first exchange to graduate from the Central Bank of Bahrain’s Regulatory Sandbox and pass Shariah compliance Cointelegraph.com News

Lithuania Central Bank’s Policy Update Opens the Door for Crypto Payments

Lithuania Central Bank’s Policy Update Opens the Door for Crypto Payments The central bank of Lithuania has updated its position on cryptocurrencies and tokens issued through initial coin offerings. The regulator has revised the definition of these assets specifying the conditions under which financial institutions can operate with digital money […]

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Bitcoin could scarcely be more different. One is permissioned, the other permissionless; one centralized, the other decentralized; one is censorable, the other censorship-resistant. Despite their dissimilarities, CBDCs might just be the best driver yet […]

18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’ The Lightning Network has been touted as the solution to the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s scalability problem for years now. Over the last few months, the Lightning Network has shown growth but there are still significant concerns […]

Report Claims Central Banks Are Cautious About Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies

Report Claims Central Banks Are Cautious About Issuing Their Own Digital Currencies The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has published a survey showing that most central central banks are “proceeding cautiously” on issuing their own digital currencies. Only a handful are planning to do so in the near future, it […]

Central Bank Official: Regulators Are Hindering the Development of Cryptocurrencies

Central Bank Official: Regulators Are Hindering the Development of Cryptocurrencies An excessive number of regulatory agencies are interfering with the prospects of successful development of cryptocurrencies in Ukraine, according to a high-ranking representative of the country’s central bank. What the sector needs instead is proper regulations and laws that will […]