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Turkey to Pilot a Digital Currency in 2021
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Turkey to Pilot a Digital Currency in 2021

Turkey is set to pilot a digital currency in the second half of 2021. On Friday, central bank chief Naci Ağbal revealed the plans to Parliament. As reported in the Turkish media, Ağbal said, “There is an R&D project started on digital money. Currently, the conceptual phase of this project is completed. We aim to start pilot tests in the second half of 2021”. This move may not come as a surprise as the country has been hit with high inflation levels in recent years. Its chaotic past overshadows Turkey’s recent stable financial history. After stabilizing in 2001, the government held a tight grip over the Turkish Lira’s economy and value. However, following the 2016 failed coup, economic issues began to resurface, culminating in 2018 when Turkey’s inflation rate was 16...
Binance and Wazirx Will Fuel Blockchain Growth in India With $50m USD in Grants
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Binance and Wazirx Will Fuel Blockchain Growth in India With $50m USD in Grants

Binance and WazirX, a subsidiary the world-renown exchange acquired last year will create a $50M USD fund called “Blockchain for India” according to the announcement on Binance’s website. Following the fact that the Indian Supreme Court Lifted the Central Bank’s Cryptocurrency Ban, this step from Binance is one business savvy way to capitalize on a newly opened market for cryptocurrency and blockchain. The fund is backed by BNB, BUSD, and WRX digital assets which will be used to make investments in blockchain projects and startups that are trying to solve technical and social issues with blockchain. “We started WazirX with the aim to involve everyone in this technology revolution, and the Blockchain for India fund marks a big step in this direction. India has the bigges...
Digital Euro on the horizon? Central Bank of France to experiment with crypto for interbank settlements
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Digital Euro on the horizon? Central Bank of France to experiment with crypto for interbank settlements

The Central Bank of France wants to experiment with digital asset technology to improve interbanking abilities, according to this “Call to Apply” document that came out last Monday, on March 30th. The document lists all of the desires and goals that the bank has with cryptocurrency. At the moment, they are looking for third party help to drive their understanding of the technologies. They are looking to use blockchain technology for the achievement of a few interests and goals. Their interest is two-fold. One, to explore the possibilities offered by crypto technology. Two, to identify concrete cases for integrating CBDC (central bank digital currency) in the process of clearing and settlement of tokenized financial assets. The document continues to list three specific g...