Bank of Central African States urged to move on CBDC adoption
Outcome of an extraordinary meeting hosted by the financial regulator.
Amindeh Blaise Atabong
Jul 25, 2022
Feb 10, 2022
Kenya devises blueprint to adopt CBDC
Consideration to introduce a CBDC in the payments system in Kenya would be earmarked at “cost reduction, interoperability and enhancing cross border” payments.
Feb 8, 2022
Mobile money gains traction in Zimbabwe – despite regulatory wrangling
Reserve Bank tables 2022 Monetary Policy Statement affirming growth, push for CBDC and Fintech Regulation Sandbox.
Nov 11, 2021
Zimbabwe does about-turn on cryptocurrency
Soon after announcing it was consulting on cryptocurrency mechanisms and adoption, the government detailed its decision to go with CBDC.
Nov 5, 2021
There’s enough room for e-Naira says Luno’s GM
Marius Reitz believes it will take some time before the currency gains traction in the market.
Oct 1, 2021
CBDC launch will empower Nigeria with early adopter advantage
Planned e-Naira pilot will give West African country advantage over counterparts in the space, according to blockchain, cryptocurrency professionals.
Sep 8, 2021
e-Naira promises ‘economic new dawn’ if done right says blockchain expert
The Central Bank of Nigeria has partnered with Barbados Fintech firm on proposed CBDC pilot known as Project Giant.
Aug 16, 2021
Bank of Ghana plans e-cedi rollout in September
Central bank partners Giesecke+Devrient to manage digital currency.
Jul 26, 2021
Ghana preps CBDC pilot
Country claims to be the first in Africa to have begun work on the Fintech advancement.
Bank Al Maghrib
Mar 3, 2021
Morocco confirms interest in central bank digital currencies
News welcomed by local blockchain expert.
Feb 8, 2021
China’s CBDC could be trade currency of choice in AfCFTA
The digital yuan could serve as a valuable intermediary currency says Fintech and China expert Richard Turrin.
Bank for International Settlements
Feb 1, 2021
Africa’s central banks eager to explore digital currencies
Research from Bank for International Settlements reflects on developments in Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania.
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