Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20230503) released another update as it aims to be the central, accurate and up to date information point for all CBDC projects. Key highlights since the last update on April 18 include:

  • Belarus and Peru (with assistance from the IMF) starting to investigate CBDC
  • Changshu city officials being paid in e-CNY in another attempt to promote its use
  • The ECB publishing a third progress report and announcing an investigation into wholesale CBDC
  • Ghana delaying the launch of the eCedi
  • The Bank of Israel outlining potential scenarios for deciding to issue a digital shekel
  • Sweden’s Sveriges Riksbank publishing an update on its e-krona technical work
  • The Schweizerische Nationalbank planning to continue its wholesale CBDC-based securities settlement-focused Project Helvetia

Digital euro legislative proposal delayed

A digital euro legislative proposal was to be published on May 24, 2023, but it has now been delayed until June 28, 2023.  It will be published alongside documents pertaining to data access in financial services and the revision of European Union (EU) rules on payment services. [Read more at the European Commission]

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