National Cryptocurrency News

Rwanda is Considering Digital Currency Issuance
Rwanda is Considering Digital Currency Issuance
23 August 2019, 08:25
The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) is conducting research into the possible issuance of digital currency.
Turkey May Launch “Turkcoin” Before 2023
Turkey May Launch “Turkcoin” Before 2023
10 July 2019, 22:24
Is Turkey planning to launch a cryptocurrency before 2023?
Maduro Orders Banco de Venezuela to Start Accepting Petro
Maduro Orders Banco de Venezuela to Start Accepting Petro
04 July 2019, 21:20
Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, has ordered the country’s leading bank, Banco de Venezuela to start accepting the national cryptocurrency, Petro.
Cuba Considers Using Crypto to Subvert U.S Sanctions
Cuba Considers Using Crypto to Subvert U.S Sanctions
03 July 2019, 18:07
Cuba considers the adoption of a cryptocurrency to help the nation skirt sanctions imposed on it by the United States Government.
IMF Says Central Banks Likely to Launch Digital Currencies
IMF Says Central Banks Likely to Launch Digital Currencies
29 June 2019, 20:17
The International Monetary Fund says several central banks in different countries are open to the idea of issuing a central bank-backed cryptocurrency.
The Bahamas to Launch Digital Currency in 2020
The Bahamas to Launch Digital Currency in 2020
29 May 2019, 17:41

The Central Bank of the Bahamas will on May 30 sign an agreement with transactions provider, NZIA Limited, to launch the country’s first bank-backed digital currency by next year.

South Africa May Get a National Cryptocurrency
South Africa May Get a National Cryptocurrency
20 May 2019, 09:16
South Africa may soon add its name to the list of countries to pilot the creation of a national cryptocurrency, otherwise known as Central Bank backed digital currency (CBDC)
Daniel Daianu — Crypto Can’t Substitute Bank Currency
Daniel Daianu — Crypto Can’t Substitute Bank Currency
17 April 2019, 16:37
Daniel Daianu says it would be better off to refer to cryptocurrencies as financial assets since they “won’t be able to fulfill the basic roles of currency.”
Pakistan’s Digitization Plan Includes New Cryptocurrency by 2025
Pakistan’s Digitization Plan Includes New Cryptocurrency by 2025
02 April 2019, 17:59
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has plans to adds its name to the list of countries to issue a central bank backed digital currency (CBDC).
Eastern Carribean Central Bank to Issue CBDC
Eastern Carribean Central Bank to Issue CBDC
06 March 2019, 18:26
ECCB Governor - This is not an academic exercise. The digital EC Dollar be the world’s first digital legal tender currency to be issued by a central bank."
BoJ Report — Should Central Banks Issue National Cryptocurrencies?
BoJ Report — Should Central Banks Issue National Cryptocurrencies?
19 February 2019, 16:53
Researchers at the Bank of Japan (BoJ) review whether central banks should issue national cryptocurrencies.
Bank of Korea Warns About CBDC
Bank of Korea Warns About CBDC
07 February 2019, 14:40
Countries hoping to issue a central bank backed digital currency (CBDC) should give it a second thought according to a new report published by the Bank of Korea (BoK).
Marshall Islanders To Get Physical Copies of National Cryptocurrency
Marshall Islanders To Get Physical Copies of National Cryptocurrency
29 January 2019, 13:48
The government of Marshall Islands has partnered with Tangem, to produce physical notes of the SOV national cryptocurrency.