The other day, we revealed that the IMF proposed a new CBDC, and now, there are more details revealed about the matter. Here are the latest on the issue below.

Amazon enters the CBDC game

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A whitepaper outlining the guidelines for the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), tokenized bank deposits, and stablecoins has been published by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

The whitepaper was developed in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Banca d’Italia, and the Bank of Korea. Additionally, a pilot program involving Amazon and other major corporations is currently underway.

According to MAS, the whitepaper’s release was supported by software prototypes that aim to demonstrate a concept called Purpose Bound Money (PBM), which allows senders to “specify conditions, such as validity period and types of shops, when making transfers in digital money across different systems.”

“The PBM protocol is designed to work with different ledger technologies and forms of money. It enables users to access digital money using the wallet provider of their choice. With a common protocol, the same infrastructure can be used across multiple use cases. Stakeholders using different wallet providers can transfer digital assets to one another without the need for customization.”

Amazon, FAZZ, and Grab are taking part in a test run with MAS, which involves using escrow arrangements for online retail payments. DBS is also experimenting with a similar program for PBM.

The PBM whitepaper is based on MAS’ Project Orchid, which is a long-term exploration project to investigate the design and technical aspects of a potential CBDC system in Singapore.

IMF drops massive announcement

Here is a tweet that sheds more light on the matter below:

 

Recently, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgievahe, shared that the IMF is putting in considerable effort to create a unified global digital currency.

This announcement was made during a conference held in Morocco where Georgievahe discussed the plan to introduce a universal Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

This move is in line with the trend of governments worldwide pushing for a cashless society and eliminating physical cash.

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