Central Banks

By: Benscha
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 15:22

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state’s central bank, has funded a block chain-based record-keeping system as part of a five-year investment plan aimed at financial technology. Managing director Ravi Menon announced the Financial Sector Technology & Innovation initiative during a speech at the Global Technology Law Conference 2015 in Singapore.

By: Benscha
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 00:43

The other day we were discussing the possibility of state-made cryptographic coins for book money creation by banks.

In such a scenario, banks would issue digital money against credit following the pattern of book money creation. At the end of the day, there would be digital cash pegged to legal tender besides the usual metal coins and paper monies.

By: Benscha
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 00:41

German Fidor Bank brings Bitcoin to mainstream banking and expands overseas.

By: Benscha
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 00:45

The new finance minister of Greece outlined in a detailed blog post, how a Bitcoin-like virtual currency could be used to get around the ECB’s monopoly on money creation.

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