European Central Bank (ECB) Chief Provides Details on Digital Euro

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has stated that the regional Bank is considering launching a Digital Euro. This, according to her, is due to the immense growth and development in the digital ecosystem. In a series of tweets, Lagarde revealed the European Central Bank's achievements over the past 12 months. This included the launch of the European Central Bank Strategy Review (ECBStrategyReview). She also spoke on her viewpoint on climate change and the news to…

Bahamas Launches National Digital Currency “Sand Dollar”

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) today officially introduced its own central bank digital currency (CBDC), the “Sand Dollar.” This makes the Bahamas one of the first countries in the world to launch a CBDC beyond a pilot program. The information was shared during a webinar broadcast on Facebook via the dedicated Sand Dollar page. Today, the 386,000 inhabitants of the archipelago can create a digital wallet on their smartphone and carry out transactions. The entire Sand Dollar ecosystem…

What We Know About The World’s First CBDC, the Bahamas Sand Dollar Launch

The cryptocurrency revolution is in full swing, and countries worldwide are racing against time and each other to implement it. While everyone had their sights on China and the United States, the Bahamas' tiny nation island announced that they would launch its digital currency in October 2020. The “Sand Dollar” of the Bahamas will most likely be the first central bank digital currency (CBDC) worldwide. Many years from now, when most of the planet’s nations will boast their well-established CBDCs,…