Bank of Japan: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies Are Not an Effective Economic Tool

The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya has recently reiterated his negative stance towards central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDC), the New York Times reports Oct. 20. Speaking on Saturday at a meeting in Nagoya, central Japan, Amamiya expressed…

Dubai Police Chief: Digital Currency Will ‘Soon Replace’ Cash Despite Hurdles

A senior Dubai law enforcement official has predicted that digital currency will “soon” usurp cash, local news outlet Khaleej Times reported Sunday, September 16. Speaking during a panel he was heading, Lt-Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of the Dubai…

China: Central Bank’s Digital Currency Lab Launches Research Center in Eastern Province

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), is extending the activities of its Digital Currency Research Lab beyond the country’s capital, local media outlet CNstock reports September 5. The news reveals that the lab has opened a new…