Central Bank Digital Currency

Federal Liberals Setting Up For Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) In 2023 Budget

$17.7 million was put towards this initiative, and despite there being a large portion of Canadians objecting to this move, the Liberals have alluded to their CBDC plans in the 2023 budget, but far quieter this time.

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New York Federal Reserve Introduced Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Pilot

One story that escaped most headlines last month was that the Federal Reserve, New York Branch started a 12-week CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) pilot project on Nov. 15th, 2022. This story is both significant and not that significant for a variety of reasons that need to be delved into. 

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Canada’s Central Bank Rolls Out Plan For A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

What is most glaring about the report is just how open the Central Bank is about valuing a CBDC for the ability to centralize power over the currency, and economy, around the government. Although the report still uses soft-sounding language to make the idea of effectively making the government the gatekeeper of every Canadian money not sound like a massive overstepping of power. 

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