CBDC

Bank of Central African States urged to move on CBDC adoption

Outcome of an extraordinary meeting hosted by the financial regulator.
Amindeh Blaise Atabong
2:00
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.
1:40
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.
1:30
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.
1:30
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.
2:10
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.
2:00
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.
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Bank of Ghana plans e-cedi rollout in September

Central bank partners Giesecke+Devrient to manage digital currency.
2:40
Jul 26, 2021

Ghana preps CBDC pilot

Country claims to be the first in Africa to have begun work on the Fintech advancement.
2:10
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.
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Africa’s central banks eager to explore digital currencies

Research from Bank for International Settlements reflects on developments in Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania.