Category: Central Bank

China’s Central Bank Warns Investors of ICO, Crypto Risks

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has today, September 18, issued a new public notice “reminding” investors of the risks associated with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and crypto trading. The notice, released from the bank’s headquarters in Shanghai, reiterates the severe line that has been adopted by the country’s Office for Special […]

Central Bank Digital Currencies ‘Will Reshape Competition’ in Crypto Market

A study on issues of competition in fintech, commissioned by the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), was published July 20. It found that central bank-issued digital currencies could be a “remedy” for a lack of competition policy in the crypto sector: “The arrival of permissioned cryptocurrencies promoted by banks, even by […]

Indian Supreme Court Continues to Uphold Central Bank’s Ban on Crypto Dealings

The Supreme Court of India has ruled not to grant interim relief to those affected by the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ban on banks’ dealings with crypto-related businesses, Quartz India reports today, July 3rd. The Supreme Court has thus yet again refused to stay RBI’s April 6 circular, which had directed all banks to […]

Crypto Not Scalable Enough to Be Money, Says Bank of International Settlements

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has said that cryptocurrencies cannot scale to function as money, in a 24-page article published yesterday, June 17, as part of its annual economic report. According to the BIS – an organization based in Switzerland made up of 60 of the world’s central banks – cryptocurrencies will not be […]

South Africa’s Central Bank Pilots Tokenized Fiat Interbank Payment System

South Africa’s Central Bank (SARB) has successfully piloted a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) for an interbank payment system that tokenizes fiat using Quorum, according to an SARB press release published June 5th. Quorum is an Ethereum-based private blockchain. According to SARB’s report on the pilot, dubbed ‘Project Khokha,’ all of the bank’s goals were successfully achieved, the […]

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Bans Financial Institutions From All Crypto Dealings

Zimbabwe’s central bank has recently banned dometic financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies, local media outlet NewsDay reports today, May 12. According to the report, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ)  director and registrar of banking institutions Norman Mataruka issued a circular Friday ordering all financial institutions to terminate servicing cryptocurrency exchanges within 60 days […]

Iranian Cyberspace Authority Says Telegram’s Upcoming Crypto Threatens National Currency

The secretary of Iran’s High Council of Cyberspace (HCC) has publicly supported the potential ban of Telegram within the country, citing the chat app’s recent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) as potentially “undermin[ing] the national currency of Iran,” local news outlet Al-Monitor reported yesterday, April 3. According to Al-Monitor, the discussion about banning Telegram originally stemmed […]

Bank For International Settlements Distances Itself Fr… | News

A new joint European banking report has poured cold water on the effectiveness of so-called central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The report, submitted by two working groups under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and European Central Bank (ECB), warns about the “adverse” effect of introducing a CBDC. It also advocates that […]