SWIFT Partners With Chainlink on Cross-Chain Project
  • The proof-of-concept project will see SWIFT use Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) to connect to most blockchain environments.
  • CCIP will allow the interbank messaging system to instruct on-chain token transfers, further accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology.
September 29, 2022, 7:15 PM
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Australia to Explore CBDC Use Cases in Research Project
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia will collaborate with DFCRC, a $180 million research program, to explore use cases and potential benefits of CBDC in Australia.
  • The research project will also feature a “limited-scale” CBDC pilot, which will operate in a ring-fenced environment.
August 9, 2022, 5:23 PM
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Korea’s Central Bank Looking For Partner to Build CBDC Pilot
  • The Bank of Korea has launched a bidding process to choose a tech partner for studying the practicalities of launching a CBDC.
  • Expected to run between August and December, the pilot will include simulations for commercial banks and retail outlets, fund transfers, deposits, and mobile payment tests.
May 24, 2021, 10:13 PM
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J.P. Morgan, DBS Bank to Work on Blockchain-Based Payments Platform
  • The new company, called Partior, will use blockchain and digitised commercial bank money to disrupt the traditional payments model.
  • Partior will also be designed to complement ongoing Central Bank Digital Currencies initiatives and use cases.
April 28, 2021, 12:23 PM
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Apr 15, 2021
GMO Trust Selects Zero Hash For Yen-Backed Stablecoin Settlement
  • Zero Hash’s settlement network will now support GMO Trust’s dollar and yen backed stablecoins, GYEN and ZUSD.
  • The partnership aims to eliminate the typical bottlenecks for cross-border JPY transfers and settlements.

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Apr 14, 2021
ECB Releases Results From CBDC Public Consultation
  • The European Central Bank received over 8,200 responses on its digital euro public consultation, 94% of which were from private citizens.
  • The top priority for 43% of citizens and professionals who responded was for their payments to remain private.
Apr 14, 2021
South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Joins Hedera Governing Council
  • The South Korean bank has been providing DLT-based services, such as policy loans, pension funds, and interest rate swap deals, since 2017.
  • Other members of Hedera’s governing council include organizations such as Google, IBM, LG Electronics and Tata Communications.
Apr 13, 2021
EIB to Issue Bonds Using Blockchain Technology
  • The European Investment Bank has hired Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander and Société Générale to look into bonds issued on a blockchain.
  • An initial investor meeting is reportedly set to start on 15 April.
Apr 2, 2021
Bank of Thailand to Test Retail CBDC in Q2 2022
  • Both the public and private sectors have until 15 June to submit their feedback regarding the bank’s plans to issue a retail digital baht.
  • While the first tests of the CBDC have been scheduled for Q2 2022, the bank could fully implement the retail digital currency in the next three to five years.
Apr 1, 2021
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Launches CBDC
  • After two years in the making, DCash has finally been released to four of the eight states in the Easter Caribbean Currency Union.
  • The CBDC transactions will be stored on a blockchain, while any personally identifiable information will be kept by the financial institutions.
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