Central Bank News

A central or reserve bank is a governmental financial institution that controls the state’s currency, interest rates and money supply. A central bank is often the regulator of the commercial banking system of its country and acts as a “lender of last resort” to the banking sector when banks find themselves unable to obtain sufficient liquidity without the help of the regulator. A central bank is supposed to be maximally independent from political interference, but usually is under limited control. The main goals of a central bank are high employment, price stability and economic growth, which are achieved with macroeconomic reforms, fights against inflation, capital investments and consulting activities. The main instruments of a central bank are control over interest rates, open market regulations, capital and reserve requirements and regulating currency exchanges.

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Six major central banks and the Bank for International Settlements jointly created a digital currency research group.
Six Major Central Banks to Collaborate on Digital Currency Research
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-01-21T14:14:00+00:00
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Chinese officials are showing high demand for a manual on digital currencies that summarizes its main concepts, which demonstrates interest from the government.
Digital Currency Manual for Chinese Officials in High Demand, Enters Second Printing
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-01-13T12:09:00+00:00
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The central bank of China has completed the top-layer design and joint testing of its soon-to-be-released central bank digital currency.
China’s Central Bank Completes Top-Later Design and Joint Tests of Planned CBDC
Ana Alexandre
2020-01-10T15:02:00+00:00
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Christine Lagarde has pushed for the bank’s involvement in the development of a CBDC to address the demand for faster and cheaper cross-border payments.
ECB President Pushes for a Central Bank Digital Currency
Ana Alexandre
2020-01-09T17:05:00+00:00
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China’s central bank reports that it is “progressing smoothly” with its development of a government-backed digital currency.
People’s Bank of China ‘Progressing Smoothly’ With Digital Yuan
Marie Huillet
2020-01-06T09:57:00+00:00
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Hodler’s Digest
Telegram says the SEC is on an “unfounded fishing expedition,” and Google Play lifts MetaMask ban.
Telegram Attacks SEC, Bitmain Chaos, BTC ‘Easily’ $50K: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 30–Jan. 5
Thomas Simms
2020-01-05T23:47:00+00:00
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The International Monetary Fund has encouraged the Philippines’ central bank to explore the possibility of starting to collect data on cross-border flows of cry...
IMF Urges Philippines’ Central Bank to Collect Crypto Exchange Data
Marie Huillet
2020-01-02T10:51:00+00:00
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Rules governing crypto password storage aim to prepare the economy for the arrival of the world’s first central bank digital currency, currently in testing.
China Enacts Crypto Law in Run-Up to State Digital Currency Debut
William Suberg
2020-01-01T15:30:00+00:00
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