News: A senior RBI official has said that the pilot launch of a new central bank currency could happen as early as the first quarter of next financial year. A lot of the ongoing debate on an Indian CBDC is focused on what RBI should do, and far less attention is paid to the equally… Continue reading Rumblings of the coming central bank digital currency
Source: Business Standard Relevance: CBDC, its potential impact, relevant suggestions Synopsis: The central bank digital currency will neither substitute nor compete with cryptocurrency; it’s just a wallet. An analysis of its inherent problems and a way forward. Background The RBI has been working towards a phased implementation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) with… Continue reading Everything you want to know about CBDC
Source: Live Mint What is the news? Government of India recently launched e-RUPI which can make welfare payments easier and more efficient, and to an extent looks like the precursor of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Must Read: What is e-RUPI and how does it work? What will e-RUPI be used for? The most… Continue reading How e-RUPI can make welfare payments easier?
Source: Livemint Relevance: Issues in the implementation of a retail CBDC Synopsis: A two-tiered model for retail issuance of CBDC should be implemented by India. Issues involved and the way forward. Background Recently, a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that RBI is working on a “phased implementation strategy” for the… Continue reading Private partners could help RBI run a digital currency
Source: TOI What is the news? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that it is working towards a phased implementation strategy for its digital currency (i.e. Central Bank Digital Currency). Central banks across the world have drawn up plans to launch their digital currency to battle cryptocurrencies. China has said that its e-CNY… Continue reading It’s time for digital currency to counter crypto, says RBI
Source: Business Standard Syllabus: GS Paper 3: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources Relevance: Cryptocurrencies have the potential to alter the Indian economy and challenge sovereign backing in India Introduction Cryptocurrencies are registering a spectacular rise globally. In India also, despite RBI’s strong reservations, investment in cryptocurrencies by Indians has been… Continue reading Cryptocurrencies and Indian regulations – Explained, pointwise