European Central Bank (ECB) Finalizes Digital Euro Prototype Ahead of Potential CBDC Launch

The ECB has finalized its digital euro prototype scheme as it mulls whether to roll out the government-backed token.  The European Central Bank (ECB) has finalized a digital euro prototype ahead of a development decision. Later this year, the leading central bank would decide whether to develop the fiat euro as a digital variant. According … Read more

Bank of Brazil Includes 14 Participants in Its CBDC Pilot

The Brazil Central Bank Digital Currency will initially focus on wholesale interbank transaction payment solutions. Banco Central do Brasil (the Central Bank of Brazil) plans to include more participants in its digital currency scheme. The list, released by the bank on May 24, includes the names of all the participants with whom the CBDC digital … Read more

Ripple Labs Debuts CBDC Platform for Central Banks

The CBDC Private Ledger, according to Ripple, will handle tens of thousands of transactions per second. Popular blockchain payments firm Ripple Labs Inc is set to launch its own Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) platform, which will allow central banks, governments, and financial institutions to issue digital currencies. The news comes shortly after Ripple and … Read more

Samsung to Work with Bank of Korea for Offline CBDC Payment Using NFC

Samsung and BOK will continue to explore new ways of developing a CBDC ecosystem and leverage the NFC technology to power offline CBDC payments. The latest development in the crypto space is that South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has decided to work with the central bank – Bank of Korea – in order to … Read more

Ripple to Work with Central Bank of Montenegro to Launch Its CBDC Project

Ripple said that the CBDC project will involve several stages such as identifying the practical application of the CBDC, simulating its circulation, as well as its use under controlled conditions. In an interesting development on Tuesday, April 11, blockchain startup Ripple joined hands with the Central Bank of Montenegro (CBCG) to build a pilot program … Read more