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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IBM and Citibank Join Singapore Late-Stage Blockchain Accelerator

IBM, Citibank and video game giant Ubisoft have joined Singapore-based blockchain accelerator Tribe Accelerator. IBM, Citibank and video game giant Ubisoft have signed up to Singapore-based blockchain accelerator Tribe Accelerator. Corporations mingle with blockchain startups Local news outlet TheStraitsTimes reported on Sept. 18 that the companies above joined as corporate partners Tribe accelerator for the […]

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European Space Agency Awards €60K for Blockchain Satellite Wallet

The European Space Agency has awarded a €60,000 grant for blockchain startup SpaceChain to commercially develop its satellite-powered, multi-sig wallet. The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a 60,000 euro ($66,400) grant for blockchain startup SpaceChain to commercially develop its satellite-powered, multi-sig wallet. According to an announcement published on Sept. 18, the new grant comes […]

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BIS Economist Proposes DLT-Based Financial Market Monitoring

An economist from the Bank for International Settlements has proposed new ways of supervising financial risks with distributed ledger technology. An economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has proposed new ways of supervising financial risks through distributed ledger technology (DLT). In a recently released working paper, economist Raphael Auer made the case for […]

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Blockchain Is a New Frontier According to Top Executives, Investment Levels Plummet

Although blockchain investments appear to be decreasing, adoption and sentiment are on the rise, according to various research papers. There are mixed indicators regarding the current progress or stalling of blockchain adoption throughout the enterprise world. Research has indicated that investments have dropped by over half over the last year, contrary to other research showing […]

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Africa Using Blockchain to Drive Change: Nigeria and Kenya, Part One

Blockchain technology is finding real-world utility across Africa via public-private partnership agreements in solving some of the continent’s burning issues. Blockchain adoption in Africa is on the rise. From transportation to the gaming and lottery industries, reports of companies utilizing decentralized ledger technology (DLT) across the continent are emerging. Several stakeholders in the African blockchain […]

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