Bitcoin Association Switzerland demands amendment of FINMA GWG regulation

In an open letter to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the Bitcoin Association Switzerland (BAS) is formulating a recommendation to amend the Money Laundering Ordinance presented in February. It calls for all financial market players to be treated equally. On 7 February 2020, FINMA published a proposed ordinance and several partial ordinance revision […]

The truth behind the World Economic Forum’s CBDC Policy-Maker Toolkit

At the end of January, the World Economic Forum in Davos published a 28-page guide for central banks entitled “Central Bank Digital Currency CBDC Policy-Maker Toolkit“. The document is intended to help countries to introduce digital currencies. An insight from Demelza Hays. The World Economic Forum’s Central Bank Digital Currency Policy-Maker Toolkit is a document […]

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell Speaks about a digital dollar and “private crypto transactions”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addressed the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee on Tuesday. When asked about digital currencies, Powell admitted that the Libra project had sparked some excitement in the Fed last year. Jerome Powell, the current chairman of the Federal Reserve, said this in response to Illinois Congressman Bill Foster’s question about […]

ECB, SNB, BoJ and other central banks discuss the introduction of digital currencies in Washington

Six major central banks, including the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank, are scheduled to meet in Washington in mid-April to discuss issues related to the likely introduction of central bank digital currencies. According to the Japan Times, the governors of the ECB and the central banks of the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, […]

Chinese central bank injects USD 174 billion of liquidity into the market

The Chinese central bank has injected liquidity worth 1.2 trillion yuan (174 billion dollars) into the markets on Monday through reverse repo transactions. This is expected to support stock markets as they reopen amid a new outbreak of the coronavirus. The Chinese authorities have announced that they will provide sufficient liquidity through various monetary policy […]

WEF: Consortium for digital currency management announced

Last week, a global consortium was announced at the WEF to focus on designing a legal framework for managing digital currencies, including stablecoins. In 2020, the WEF brought more than 3,000 global leaders from politics, government, civil society, science, arts and culture, and media together. Under the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”, […]

Bank of International Settlements: 80% of Central Banks are Working on Central Bank Digital Currency

(Source: Trending Topics 2019 via The likelihood of central banks issuing their own general purpose  central bank digital currency (CBDC) has doubled from roughly 10 – 20%,  from 2018 to 2019, according to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). On Thursday, the Swiss-based BIS carried out a survey with 66 central banks across the […]