Bank of Japan kicks off feasibility study on issuing its own digital currency

In a significant development sees cryptocurrencies increasingly gaining traction, on Monday the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has started feasibility study of issuing its own digital currency, joining efforts by other central banks that are aiming to match the innovation in the field achieved by the private sector. In a statement the BOJ said, during the…

Banks should deepen their commitment to instant payments to avoid alternatives such as Bitcoin: ECB’s Yves Mersch.

Although crypto currencies are yet to go mainstream, the fantastic appreciation of the value of the Bitcoin is pushing many central banks to issue their own digital currency. On Thursday, Yves Mersch, a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board stated, if banks were to speed up the introduction of instant payments it would…

Risks related to central bank issued cryptocurrencies too unknown: BIS Report

The risks rewards spectrum associated with cryptocurrencies have yet to be mapped out and the resilience of the technology underpinning them have yet to be proven, for consumers as well as for institutions. As per the Bank for International Settlements, it is too soon to determine whether it is prudent for central banks to issue…