A draft law dedicated to the digital ruble has reportedly been filed in the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament. The law introduces rules to determine how the new form of national decree will be issued and amends a series of legal acts to facilitate its implementation. The “Currency Regulation and Currency Control” law will be amended to secure the digital ruble’s legal tender status, and changes to the federal law on “Personal Data” will allow the central bank to tap into personal information without asking for consent. [Read more at ABP]
Türkiye plans to use blockchain technology for online public services logins. e-Devlet, Türkiye’s digital government portal used to access a wide range of public services, will use a blockchain-based digital identity to verify Turkish citizens during login. [Read more at Coin Telegraph]
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will hold (virtually) the second edition of its DC3 Conference – From Cryptocurrencies to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) from January 24 to 27 2023. On January 27 I will be moderating two panels on offline central bank digital currency (CBDC). Also, on January 24, Jacques Francouer and I will be providing an update to our ITU Digital Currency Global Initiative digital currency ontology work. [For more event detail go to the ITU DC3 conference site]
Kiffmeister’s global central bank digital currency monthly monitor
Just a reminder that I produce a monthly digest of central bank digital currency (CBDC) developments exclusively for the official sector. So for any of you out there who work for a central bank, ministry of finance or international financial institution who would like to receive it by email on the first business day of every month, please DM me on LinkedIn or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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