Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20230405)

Banco Central de Reserve del Peru is actively exploring CBDC

Banco Central de Reserve del Peru (BCRP), with technical assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is actively investigating the benefits and risks of central bank digital currency (CBDC). Possible benefits include lowering financial inclusion barriers, as well as strengthening monetary and financial stability, and the security and efficiency of payment systems. A survey has been issued to learn the views of the stakeholders, including market agents, on key aspects contained accompanying white paper. [Read more at the BCRP]

Crypto exchange Beaxy, founder sued by SEC for violations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing for operating an unregistered exchange, brokerage and clearing business simultaneously, the first such action by the agency against a crypto platform. According to, this action may be another building block that may help the SEC build a case against bigger crypto platforms such as Coinbase, which also performs a range of business functions. Coinbase said it was recently notified of the SEC’s intent to sue the platform over various issues. [Read more at the SEC]

Wyoming to issue stable tokens

Wyoming’s governor has signed SF 127 enacting the Wyoming Stable Token Act, creating the Wyoming stable token commission, and authorizing the issuance of stable tokens in the state. Under the Act, a Wyoming stable token is “a virtual currency representative of and redeemable for one United States dollar held in trust by the state of Wyoming” that may only be issued in exchange for a USD. The Act also outlines criteria relating to liability limitations and requires that the commission issue at least one Wyoming stable token no later than December 31, 2023. [Read more at JDSupra]

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