Hong Kong Fintech Week: User Privacy, Bitcoin ETFs and CBDCs
By / November 3, 2021

Hong Kong Fintech Week kicked off as a hybrid event Wednesday, and Blockworks was there virtually.

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Mastercard is Preparing its Network for CBDC
By / October 28, 2021

Recent CipherTrace acquisition by Mastercard to drive compliance and AML checks into crypto transactions.

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Nic Carter Shares Insight on Dollars, CBDCs, Blockchains and Bitcoin
By / September 7, 2021

“You have a situation where the network of the dollar is becoming impaired due to the excessive politicization of it,” he said

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Podcast: Hedge Fund Manager Talks CBDCs
By / August 20, 2021

Roy Capital Advisors managing partner Avik Roy shares his thoughts on CBDCs versus stable coins.

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Powell: A CBDC Would Make Cryptocurrencies Obsolete
By / July 14, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said a strong argument in favor of a US digital dollar is the CBDC’s ability to undermine cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.

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Former Bank of England Governor Throws Support Behind CBDCs
By / June 30, 2021

In a speech to the Bank of International Settlements, Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada argued that the further integration of stablecoins into the global economy would give big tech too much power in the economy and would be difficult to unwind.

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Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority Studying CBDCs With FinTech 2025 Plan
By / June 8, 2021

As Singapore looks to steal Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s financial hub, the territory’s central bank wants to “future-proof” its claims

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Bank of Canada: No Strong Case for CBDC Right Now
By / May 27, 2021

“We don’t currently see a strong case for issuing it, but the world is progressing very rapidly and probably even more so in the wake of the pandemic,” Deputy Governor Timothy Lane said in a panel Wednesday.

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Experts: China’s CBDC is All About Finance Control
By / May 25, 2021

Efforts by the the People’s Bank of China to build a CBDC are to strengthen control over consumer finance and promote the RMB in Hong Kong and Macau, not take on the USD, said panelists during a discussion at the Consensus event.

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Fed’s Brainard Says US Must Remain on ‘Frontier’ of CBDC Research
By / May 24, 2021

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard talks up CBDCs, warns of risks of private money during Consensus speech

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