Student loan and financial service provider Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) has received conditional approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to create a full service national bank, provided the new entity does “not engage in any crypto-asset activities or services,” the OCC announced on Tuesday.
Given that consumers hold only small amounts in cash, there would be greater convenience in switching a current account into Britcoins, BoA said. That could be an area of concern for commercial banks. Checking accounts, or current accounts as they are called in the U.K., are the lifeblood of commercial banks’ business models, providing them […]
The testing, which took place over three days at the start of December 2021, proved that issuing a wholesale CBDC on a DLT platform operated and owned by a private-sector company (Swiss stock exchange owner SIX, in this case) was both operationally possible and feasible under Swiss law, according to a press release.
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In a major step away from the RBI’s stance in the past towards anything cryptocurrency-related, the report says “In its basic form, a central bank digital currency (CBDC), provides a safe, robust, and convenient alternative to physical cash. In comparison with existing forms of money, it can offer benefits to users in terms of liquidity, […]
The Bank of Thailand will delay its test of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from the second quarter to late next year, Reuters reported Friday. The retail CBDC will be tested as an alternative payment method for “cash-like activities within a limited scale,” the bank’s Assistant Governor Vachira Arromdee said in August. Thailand will […]
The growing number of banks offering crypto trading and custody for clients requires global rules to protect the financial system, according to Sarah Breeden, the BOE’s executive director for financial stability strategy and risk, the newspaper said.
The Banque de France said it completed the first stage of its experiments into a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) and plans to move on to the next phase, focusing on cross-border payments. France’s central bank has been exploring the use of a CBDC for the exchange of money between financial institutions since March […]
“We had to think about our more institutional business lines and our national presence as a tech-forward bank,” CEO Sam Sidhu said in an interview. “So, not only for our existing commercial and consumer customers, but also for our fintech customers, and now emerging for our digital asset and crypto customers through our real-time payments […]