Libra Seen as Threat to National Currency Sovereignty, Pleads With G-7

Public authorities across the globe continue to press Libra, central banks argue that the stablecoin will threaten sovereignty. Public authorities across the globe continue to press the developers of Libra, Facebook’s proposed stablecoin-like digital asset.  On Sept. 16, Libra representatives met with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI), a part of the Bank […]

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Central Banker: CBDCs a Flexible Tool for a Zero-Interest Rate World

Chile’s top central banker says the financial system could benefit from central bank digital currencies, particularly in “unconventional” monetary policies. Chile’s central bank governor, Mario Marcel, says central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can provide additional flexibility in a time of “unconventional monetary policies.”  Marcel made the comments in a speech titled “High-level Policy Panel Discussion […]

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Turkey Announces Plans for National Blockchain Infrastructure

The Turkish government has announced plans to establish a national blockchain infrastructure for public administration applications. The Turkish government has announced plans to establish a national blockchain infrastructure to utilize distributed ledger technology (DLT) in public administration. The Ministry of Industry and Technology set out its vision during its Strategy 2023 presentation on Sept. 18 in Ankara. […]

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German Gov’t Approves New Plan to Block Private ‘Parallel Currencies’

Germany’s government has approved a blockchain strategy that aims to prevent stablecoins from becoming alternative currencies and threatening state sovereignty. Germany’s government has approved a blockchain strategy that aims to prevent stablecoins from becoming alternative currencies and threatening state sovereignty. Reuters reported on Sept. 18 that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet passed the strategy earlier today, […]

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ECB Official: Stablecoins Pose Risks to Public Policy Priorities

Benoit Coeure of the European Central Bank argued that stablecoins like Facebook’s not-yet-released Libra coin pose risks to public policy priorities. A board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) has argued that stablecoins like Facebook’s long-awaited Libra coin pose risks to public policy priorities. ECB board member Benoit Coeure delivered his comments on stablecoins’ […]

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