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Central Bank Digital Currency
China considering an antitrust investigation into Alipay and WeChat Pay
August 10, 2020
China’s antitrust agency is looking at whether to launch a probe into Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, prompted by the central bank which argues the digital payment giants have used their dominant positions to quash competition.
Cash and the coronavirus: COVID-19 is changing our relationship with money
July 22, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we pay. Some central banks have accelerated their digital currency programmes. This would provide governments with frightening new powers.
The ECB’s Debate on CBDCs is Mainly Analytical
May 14, 2020
European Central Bank executive board member Yves Mersch said that the ECB would only introduce a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) if they become firmly convinced that it is both necessary and proportionate in ensuring currency stability.
Getting Real about Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)
February 23, 2020
As Sweden's Riksbank announces it has begun testing an e-Krona, Aleksi Grym, Head of Digitalisation at the Bank of Finland offers a reality check on ongoing developments with Central Bank Digital Currencies.