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US Federal Reserve: ‘Every Major Central Bank is Taking a Deep Look at CBDCs’

On February 11th, 2020, United States (US) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified on the economy and monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee. Chariman Powell fielded questions about the Federal Reserve’s interest in a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), concerns of Libra, and China’s soon-to-be launched CBDC. The United States and a Central...
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Ethereum-based FLYT is First Property-backed Security Token in Africa

On February 8th, 2020, Flyt Property Investment announced the launch of Africa’s first-ever security token backed by property. The firm partnered with technology provider Bakari to create FLYT security tokens which are equivalent to one share in the Flyt Hospitality Fund. The FLYT Security Token in Africa Explained Based in Cape Town, Flyt Property Investment...
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German Bank von der Heydt to Issue Security Tokens, Offer Custodial Services        

In February of 2020, private bank Bankhaus von der Heydt announced a successful collaboration with FinTech and blockchain services provider, Bitbond. The two have collaborated to develop a technical infrastructure for the custody of digital assets, and have now announced the completion of its first custodial transactions. Moving forward, the bank aims to issue security...
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U.S. Federal Reserve is Examining Central Bank Digital Currencies

On February 5th, 2020, U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Bainard said the U.S. central bank is currently ‘advancing its understanding’ of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Previously, the U.S. Federal Reserve showed no interest in a CBDC, but with the emergence of Libra, among other digital assets, the Fed’s view seems to have changed. Is...

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