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Central Banks of Canada, Singapore and UK Propose CBDCs for Cross-Border Payments

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The reserve banks of Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom have singled out central bank digital currencies as being one of the solutions that can be implemented in order to solve the challenges encountered when making cross-border payments. The report by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Bank of England and Bank of Canada notes that CBDCs, which can either be retail CBDCs or Wholesale...

Stocks Cleared and Settled Successfully in Bank of Canada Blockchain Trial

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An experiment conducted by Canada’s central bank in conjunction with the country’s payments system, a stock exchange operator, a distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm and a global consulting and professional services firm has demonstrated that it is possible to clear and settle securities efficiently and cost-effectively using blockchain technology. In the trial, the Bank of Canada in...

Bank of Canada Estimates 5% of Canadians Own Bitcoin

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Data from the Bank of Canada and the Ontario Securities Commission has revealed that bitcoin adoption and general crypto awareness in Canada is growing steadily, with the percentage of Canadian poll respondents who own bitcoin rising from 2.9 percent in 2016 to 5 percent in 2017. According to a recently released report by the Bank of Canada titled “Bitcoin Awareness and Usage in Canada: An...

Bitcoin Ownership in Canada is Up 72 Percent Since 2016, Says Central Bank

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Bitcoin ownership in Canada increased by 72 percent from 2016 to 2017, a survey conducted by the country’s central bank has found. The newly-published update to the 2017 Bitcoin Omnibus Survey (BTCOS), conducted by the Bank of Canada last Dec. 12 to Dec. 15, indicates that five percent of Canadians own bitcoin, up from 2.9 percent when the central bank conducted a similar poll in Nov. 2016...

Singapore, Canadian Central Banks Unite on Blockchain Cross-Border Payments

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Singapore’s central bank has announced a slew of initiatives during the ongoing FinTech Festival, including a notable partnership with the Bank of Canada on cross-border payments using blockchain. On the second day of the week-long Singapore FinTech Festival today, Ravi Menon, director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator, spoke at length...

Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Cash

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The Bank of Canada’s senior deputy governor has said that digital currencies like bitcoin are changing finance. However, she doesn’t believe it will replace cash. Speaking at an Institute of International Finance meeting in Washington, Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada, said: Money that’s worth the name to be called money really does have to be a medium of...

Centralized System More Efficient and Beneficial than Blockchain: Bank of Canada

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The Bank of Canada isn’t keen on a blockchain-based interbank payments system. Canada’s central bank has claimed a standalone a standalone wholesale blockchain system is ‘unlikely’ to match the net benefits of a centralized system after testing its digital currency CAD-Coin, developed in collaboration with blockchain startup R3. The apex bank revealed results of the second phase of its first ever...

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation to Grow

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Researchers from the Bank of Canada maintain that digital currencies such as bitcoin need government intervention for it to flourish long-term. The report, Canadian Bank Notes and Dominion Notes: Lessons for Digital Currencies [PDF], examines the period in Canada when private bank notes and government issued notes or ‘Dominion’ notes were in circulation at the same time in the 1800s. The report...

Bank of Canada to Reveal Results of its Digital Currency Experiment While Bitcoin Stands Dismissed

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According to a report, Canada’s central bank will publish the results of its experiment with a blockchain-powered payments system. While the experiment utilized an in-house digital currency, one senior central bank official dismissed bitcoin “as a commodity rather than a money itself.” A Reuters report revealed that details of the prototype tested by the Bank of Canada that used bitcoin’s...

Bank Of Canada Paper Explores Factors Behind Bitcoin Volatility

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As virtual currencies like bitcoin become more established, the exchange rate will be less affected by speculator perceptions, according to a staff working paper [PDF] on the value of virtual currencies written for the Bank of Canada by Wilko Bolt of the Netherlands Bank and Maarten R.C. van Oort of the Bank of Canada. Over time, excessive exchange rate volatility will not undermine virtual...

Bank of Canada Sees Potential for FinTech, Sets High Bar

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By working together the full potential of FinTech can be unlocked ensuring a smooth evolution to tomorrow’s financial system, a senior Bank of Canada said on Friday. Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said in a speech to Payments Canada in Calgary, Alberta, that blockchain technology could help to reduce the time it takes to clear and settle syndicated loans, which could free...

Canada’s Central Bank Is Working on a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar

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In a revelation on Wednesday, the Bank of Canada – Canada’s central bank – said that it is developing a digital currency called CAD-Coin, in collaboration with Canadian banks and New York-based blockchain startup R3. In a private presentation during the payments industry conference Payments Panorama in Calgary, the Bank of Canada revealed it is developing a digital equivalent of the Canadian...

Bank of Canada Paper Asserts Bitcoin Monetary Standard Wouldn’t Last Long

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How would a bitcoin standard fare for a monetary system? An analysis by the Bank of Canada examined that scenario, conjecturing how a bitcoin standard would perform based on the performance of a gold standard that existed from 1880 to 1913. The gold standard was a monetary system in which nations’ currencies were tied to gold. The 37-page paper [PDF] is written by Warren E. Weber, research...

Bitcoin 1, Banks 0: Bank of Canada Facing Prosecution

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The Bank of Canada (BoC), Canadian ministers and the Crown (England) face prosecution for crashing the Canadian economy. The Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) has been accusing the mentioned institutions and individuals. COMER has put forward that the attorney general, the finance minister, and minister of national revenue have purposefully colluding with the International...

Bank of Canada Looking Into Issuing Digital Currency Like Bitcoin

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The Bank of Canada is looking into possibly issuing its digital currency like Bitcoin, according to a senior official in the bank, CBC News reports. Carolyn Wilkins, the bank’s senior deputy governor, said so in a keynote address entitled, “Money in a Digital World” at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, her alma mater. At the same time, she said that the bank is keeping a...