Crypto to Get Regulatory Certainty in South Africa in Payment System Review

Authorities in South Africa are seeking comments on proposed policy changes that could, among other things, offer cryptocurrencies regulatory certainty. Per the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the National Treasury, an overhaul of the national payment system (NPS), a set of infrastructures and arrangements which allow the transfer of funds between individuals and entities, …

India is Exploring a Central Bank Digital Currency for Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) joins a growing list of global counterparts in exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC) that would constitute the digital equivalent of the Indian rupee. The RBI has established an inter-departmental group to explore the demand and plausibility of a blockchain-based digital currency to be used in domestic payments, …

Brazil’s Central Bank Unveils Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

Brazil’s central bank has unveiled details of a newly-developed blockchain platform that will be used to facilitate information exchange between the country’s financial regulators. Dubbed ‘Pier’, the blockchain was developed by the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)’s own IT department and will be used to share data securely between the central bank and other domestic …

Bank of Korea Opposes Central Bank Digital Currency

Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. The Bank of Korea (BoK) has revealed it is against the idea of issuing a central bank digital currency following a feasibility review. South Korea’s central bank isn’t keen on issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) citing concerns related to its impact on …

Cryptocurrency is a ‘Token’, We Won’t Call it a Currency: South Africa’s Central Bank

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. South Africa’s central bank is choosing to call cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as ‘cyber-tokens’ rather than currencies, arguing they do not ‘meet the requirements of money’. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the country’s central bank, prefers to see cryptocurrencies as ‘tokens’ rather …

An Inside Look At China’s Government Controlled Cryptocurrency Project

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. China, a country that has exerted more control over cryptocurrency than most, continues to move forward in its efforts to introduce a government-controlled cryptocurrency. A group of Shanghai reporters recently got a chance to learn about this secretive project during the …