Thai Central Bank Builds Blockchain Solution for Digital Currency Project
The Bank of Thailand prototype solution will enable the central bank to settle interbank transactions using a wholesale central bank digital currency among its eight commercial bank partners on the R3 on Corda blockchain platform.
tags: Fintech Blockchain CBDC
Pieter Wuille Unveils Two Proposals for Upcoming Bitcoin Privacy Soft Fork
Blockchain developer Pieter Wuille unveiled two Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) that offers new plans for bitcoin’s next big upgrade or “soft fork.” The two proposals describe Taproot, a code change increasing bitcoin’s privacy, and paving the way for privacy and scalability improvements to bitcoin.
tags: CryptoAssets Fintech Bitcoin
This column explains how mobile money potentially helps ameliorate several areas of market failure in developing economies, including saving, insurance, and the empowerment of women. It illustrates these effects using examples from a burgeoning empirical literature and concludes that the system-wide effects of mobile money may be even greater than current studies suggest.
tags: Fintech MobileMoney
Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum Released
The new Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum will help developers create and deploy ethereum-based apps on Azure Blockchain Service or the ethereum blockchain
tags: Fintech Ethereum Blockchain