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Canada and Singapore central banks use blockchain for cross-border payments

02 May 2019  |  6787 views  |  1 News

The Bank of Canada and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have used distributed ledger technology to send each other central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).


Singapore Fintech Fest showcases innovations in payments

15 November 2018  |  10180 views  |  1 News

The Singapore Fintech Festival yesterday played host to a quartet of distinct cross-border and digital currency payment initiatives, drawing in United Overseas bank, Grab, Ripple and the country's central bank.


Reports suggests DLT can enable equity settlement

26 October 2018  |  7170 views  |  0 Company announcement

Payments Canada, the Bank of Canada, TMX Group, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and R3 have published a report demonstrating the feasibility of clearing and settlement of securities using distributed ledger technology (DLT).


Bank of Canada asks: Is a cashless society problematic?

23 October 2018  |  11424 views  |  3 News

If the long-predicted cashless society ever materialises it will be unlikely to cause material system-wide problems, according to a Bank of Canada paper, which nevertheless warns that options such as central bank digital currencies might be needed to tackle operational reliability and contestability issues.


Speech: Bank of Canada's Timothy Lane on decrypting crypto

02 October 2018  |  6580 views  |  0 Company announcement

Some of you here today may have purchased bitcoins or one of the other cryptocurrencies or products that have launched in recent years. I’m not here to give you investment advice about them. Rather, I want to share with you our current thinking about these virtual products.


Central Bank Digital Currency and Monetary Policy

27 July 2018  |  33330 views  |  0 Research

A Bank of Canada investigation into the benefits and costs of issuing a central bank digital currency for monetary policy.


TMX and Bank of Canada conclude blockchain 'feasible' for securities settlement

11 May 2018  |  14617 views  |  1 News

Using distributed ledger technology for instantaneous clearing and settlement of securities is "feasible", Canada's central bank and biggest exchange operator have concluded in the wake of a proof-of-concept test.


Bank of Canada seeks to improve collaboration in fight against cyberattacks

10 May 2018  |  8041 views  |  0 News

Canada's central bank has begun working with the country's six largest lenders to boost the cyber-resilience of the wholesale payments ecosystem as part of a wider effort to improve industry collaboration in the fight against hackers.


Bank of Canada ships new $10 note featuring Viola Desmond

12 March 2018  |  1681 views  |  0 Company announcement

Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz today unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library.


Central bank digital currencies could cut costs for merchants and consumers

01 December 2017  |  14005 views  |  0 News

A central bank digital currency (CBDC) has the potential to become a cheaper and easier to use alternative to cash and cards, according to research from the Bank of Canada.

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