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Interview with the Central Bank of Jamaica and eCurrency on CBDCs
Interview with the Central Bank of Jamaica and eCurrency on CBDCs

Jun 10, 2021

The Paypers

The Bank of Jamaica and eCurrency delve into the topic of CBDCs, based on the pilot that currently tests a digital Jamaican Dollar
Bank of Jamaica Announces eCurrency as CBDC Provider
Bank of Jamaica Announces eCurrency as CBDC Provider

Mar 23, 2021

Bank of Jamaica

eCurrency has been selected as the technology provider for the Bank of Jamaica CBDC pilot project and national rollout.
eCurrency and Crunchfish join forces to make CBDC accessible by all
eCurrency and Crunchfish join forces to make CBDC accessible by all

Jan 19, 2021

Crunchfish

eCurrency and Crunchfish announce a partnership to offer an offline CBDC capability giving universal access of digital fiat currency to all.
eCurrency brings CBDC benefits to all in ecosystem utilising digital secure currency technology
eCurrency brings CBDC benefits to all in ecosystem utilising digital secure currency technology

Sep 4, 2020

Mirela Ciobanu

eCurrency Chief Commercial Officer, Lars Arvidsson, is interviewed by The Paypers on how its CBDC technology benefits the financial ecosystem.
The future of central bank digital currencies, part I
The future of central bank digital currencies, part I

May 25, 2019

OMFIF

Jonathan Dharmapalan, founder and chief executive of eCurrency, and Teunis Brosens, lead economist for digital finance at ING Group, join Bhavin Patel, senior economist and head of fintech research at OMFIF, to discuss the future of central bank digital currencies.
IMF Fintech Workshop: CBDC for Financial Inclusion - Design Considerations
IMF Fintech Workshop: CBDC for Financial Inclusion - Design Considerations

Apr 11, 2019

International Monetary Fund

Bejoy Das Gupta, Chief Economist of eCurrency joins a panel at the IMF Fintech Workshop to discuss the design considerations of CBDC for Financial Inclusion.
PayLogic and eCurrency partner to deploy a new generation of retail payment solutions globally
PayLogic and eCurrency partner to deploy a new generation of retail payment solutions globally

Mar 20, 2019

PR Newswire

PayLogic, a premier payment systems technology company, and eCurrency, a leading Digital Fiat Currency (DFC) technology company, announce a partnership to deploy a new generation of National Retail Payment Solutions (NRPS) comprising the Digital Fiat Currency, payment switch and e-money wallets with unsurpassed security, usability, interoperability, and settlement efficiency.
eCurrency chooses nCipher Security to accelerate its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) solution
eCurrency chooses nCipher Security to accelerate its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) solution

Mar 19, 2019

nCipher

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, eCurrency is responsible for pioneering a portfolio of solutions that enable central banks to evolve their current paper and coin-based currencies into digital fiat currency.
Casting Light on Central Bank Digital Currencies
Casting Light on Central Bank Digital Currencies

Nov 11, 2018

International Monetary Fund

This discussion note proposes a conceptual framework to assess the case for CBDC adoption from the perspective of users and central banks. It discusses possible CBDC designs, and explores potential benefits and costs, with a focus on the impact on monetary policy, financial stability, and integrity.
An Interview with Jonathan Dharmapalan, eCurrency Mint Limited Founder: ‘We Enable Central Banks to Authorize and Issue Digital Fiat Currency’
An Interview with Jonathan Dharmapalan, eCurrency Mint Limited Founder: ‘We Enable Central Banks to Authorize and Issue Digital Fiat Currency’

Oct 23, 2018

The Silicon Review

We have developed our product offering by working with and understanding he specific needs and requirements of central banks for a digital fiat currency.
Promise of digital fiat currency
Promise of digital fiat currency

Sep 30, 2018

OMFIF

DFCs hold the promise of being legal tender, electronic and
fully convertible one-for-one into sovereign-backed notes.
eCurrency™ Announces Contribution of its API to ITU Focus Group DFC
eCurrency™ Announces Contribution of its API to ITU Focus Group DFC

Jul 31, 2018

PR Newswire

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announces that it has contributed its Application Programming Interface (API) to the International Telecommunication Union Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency (ITU FG DFC).
Getting serious about digital fiat currencies
Getting serious about digital fiat currencies

Jul 31, 2018

livemint

More and more central banks are considering issuing them, for good reason; so should the Reserve Bank of India. The digital revolution has profound implications for central banks.
eCurrency Announces Commercial Launch of ePiso, a digital Philippine Peso
eCurrency Announces Commercial Launch of ePiso, a digital Philippine Peso

Jul 17, 2018

PR Newswire

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that its partner, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has launched its secure digital money product – the ePiso in the Philippines under the regulatory sandbox initiative recently introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
eCurrecyMint: Spearheading the Secure Issuance of Digital Fiat Currency by Central Banks
eCurrecyMint: Spearheading the Secure Issuance of Digital Fiat Currency by Central Banks

Jun 26, 2018

CIOReview

The cornerstone of any financial transaction in an economy is currency. The trust that people have in a currency is due to the trust they have in the central bank that issues the currency.
eCurrency and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Partner to Launch Digital Cash in the Philippines
eCurrency and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Partner to Launch Digital Cash in the Philippines

Jan 23, 2018

Businesswire

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that it has partnered with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) to launch its digital money product.
eCurrency Announces Collaboration with ITU on Standardization Guidelines
eCurrency Announces Collaboration with ITU on Standardization Guidelines

Nov 12, 2017

Businesswire

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that it is contributing its seven-layer security architecture to an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) working group’s development of a reference architecture for digital fiat currency (DFC).
Indonesia Takes First Steps Towards a Digital Fiat Currency Solution with eCurrency
Indonesia Takes First Steps Towards a Digital Fiat Currency Solution with eCurrency

Oct 17, 2017

Businesswire

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that it has partnered with PayPro Indonesia to provide eCurrency’s digital fiat currency (DFC) solution in Indonesia. This partnership is a major step for PayPro, leading Indonesia in delivering a high-security universal digital payment instrument.
Hong Kong is ripe for digital dollars
Hong Kong is ripe for digital dollars

Jun 22, 2017

The Asset

Store value payment services such as Octopus, WeChat Pay and Alipay have been well touted for their innovativeness, popularity and success.
India must set benchmarks to ensure future digital security
India must set benchmarks to ensure future digital security

May 23, 2017

The Asian Age

Digital fiat currency is being researched as a viable option in not just India, but is being discussed and tested by several central banks globally. As India gets ready to embark on a complete digital journey, there are bound to be questions on security issues that come with such a system.
ITU CREATES NEW FOCUS GROUP TO INVESTIGATE DIGITAL CURRENCY INCLUDING DIGITAL FIAT CURRENCY
ITU CREATES NEW FOCUS GROUP TO INVESTIGATE DIGITAL CURRENCY INCLUDING DIGITAL FIAT CURRENCY

May 10, 2017

International Telecommunications Union

ITU has created a new Focus Group to investigate the emerging questions of how best to standardize and regulate the interoperability and security aspects of digital fiat currency. Titled the ‘ITU-T Focus Group on Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency’, the group is open to participation by any interested party and will begin work in the final quarter of 2017
Time for a digital Indian Rupee
Time for a digital Indian Rupee

May 6, 2017

The Hindu

With a vision to place India on the digital India landscape, the country is beginning to understand transformative agenda like demonetisation by the government.
Getting Cashless 2.0
Getting Cashless 2.0

Mar 14, 2017

The Economic Times

India is marching steadfastly towards a digital economy with Budget 2017 supporting the digitalisation agenda. The December 2016 Watal Committee on Digital Payments recommended testing the digital rupee.
Towards a Less Cash Economy
Towards a Less Cash Economy

Feb 12, 2017

Outlook

India has been weaving the mantra of digital economy and all efforts have been streamlined in this direction.
Government needs to create a system where e-wallets and other services work like cash and not bank money
Government needs to create a system where e-wallets and other services work like cash and not bank money

Jan 29, 2017

Business Today

Demonetization triggers a tsunami of digital payment initiatives. There are tidal waves of launches and promotions for payment applications, Aadhaar based identification with finger print authentications, interfaces to bank accounts, and user incentive programs.
What makes Senegal’s digital currency different?
What makes Senegal’s digital currency different?

Jan 24, 2017

How We Made It In Africa

Towards the end of last year, a regional bank for francophone west Africa, Banque Régionale de Marchés (BRM), issued a digital currency in Senegal.
Startup bats for e-currency
Startup bats for e-currency

Jan 15, 2017

Times of India

Omidyar-backed startup eCurrency Mint, which has pioneered technology that enables central banks issue fiat currency in digital form, has made a strong pitch for using software as a form factor for currency.
ECURRENCY JOINS ITU TO DRIVE INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF DIGITAL FIAT CURRENCY
ECURRENCY JOINS ITU TO DRIVE INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF DIGITAL FIAT CURRENCY

Jan 11, 2017

International Telecommunication Union

eCurrency has become a member of ITU’s standardization arm, ITU-T, to influence the development of the international standards to provide the technical underpinnings of digital fiat currency
New Monarch Product Suite
New Monarch Product Suite

Dec 31, 2016

eCurrency

The Monarch product suite builds on the eCurrency digital payment instrument and includes an interoperability switch and an inter-operator liquidity and trust framework.
Central banking IT of the future
Central banking IT of the future

Dec 31, 2016

Roland Beger

Interview of Jonathan Dharmapalan with Roland Berger.
Ray Dalio Backs First Above-Ground Digital Currency Company
Ray Dalio Backs First Above-Ground Digital Currency Company

Dec 19, 2016

Forbes

Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) is seeing digital fiat currency as the wave of the future, making an investment in electronic payment technology slightly more above-ground than bitcoin, as it will be used by the most legitimate of institutions, central banks.
eCurrency Mint Receives Further Series C Funding
eCurrency Mint Receives Further Series C Funding

Dec 18, 2016

Finsmes

eCurrency Mint Limited, a Dublin, Ireland-based developer of technology to enable digital fiat currency to be issued by central banks, received an investment of undisclosed amount.
eCurrency Mint Limited and Banque Régionale De Marchés Launch New Digital Currency in Senegal
eCurrency Mint Limited and Banque Régionale De Marchés Launch New Digital Currency in Senegal

Nov 3, 2016

Businesswire

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that it has partnered with Banque Régionale de Marchés (BRM) to provide a digital currency in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
La BRM et eCurrency lancent une monnaie digitale dédiée à l’espace UEMOA
La BRM et eCurrency lancent une monnaie digitale dédiée à l’espace UEMOA

Oct 26, 2016

Financial Afrik

La Banque Régionale de Marchés (BRM) a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’en partenariat avec la société eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency), elle a créé une nouvelle monnaie digitale dédiée à l’espace UEMOA, en parfaite conformité avec la règlementation sur la monnaie électronique édictée par la Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO).
Accelerating Financial Inclusion with National Digital Currencies
Accelerating Financial Inclusion with National Digital Currencies

May 5, 2016

Techonomy

Imagine a world where all money is digital. Instead of carrying coins and notes in their purse, people would keep digital currency units in electronic wallets on phones, watches or other electronic devices.
Central Banks Globally Respond To Bitcoin With Their Own Digital Cash
Central Banks Globally Respond To Bitcoin With Their Own Digital Cash

Dec 9, 2015

Medici

Philanthropic investment firm backed by eBay Inc. founder Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network, announced today in a press release on PE HUB its investment in eCurrency Mint (eCM), a Dublin-based company that has pioneered a new technology to enable central banks to issue digital fiat currency, called eCurrency.
Central Bankers Explore Response to Bitcoin: Their Own Digital Cash
Central Bankers Explore Response to Bitcoin: Their Own Digital Cash

Dec 8, 2015

The Wall Street Journal

The rise of bitcoin has central bankers around the world studying the possibility of issuing virtual money backed by the government itself.