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Indian CBDC Fails to Impress Bankers in Initial Trials: Report

The initial excitement among Indian bankers over the launch of a central bank-sponsored digital rupee seems to be fizzling out. They find it adding to their paper and accounting work without bringing any significant benefits over the existing procedures. Bankers point out that the real benefit of e-rupee may be in the retail and consumer sectors. Bankers Not Enthused It has been one month since the launch of the e-rupee for the wholesale segment, but bankers don’t seem to be...

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Reserve Bank of India Rolls Out Pilot Phase ahead of Digital Rupee Launch

The RBI is test-running its digital rupee in numerous banks and Indian cities as it nears the official launch of the CBDC. Ahead of the proper launch of the digital rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided first to conduct a pilot rollout of the virtual fiat. According to the Indian central bank, eight banks will participate in the project, which will occur in two phases. The first phase will feature four banks: Yes Bank, the State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, and IDFC First Bank....

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France and Luxembourg Partner on Venus Initiative to Use CBDC in Settling Bond

In the latest announcement on France and Luxembourg collaborating on the Venus project, it was revealed that both institutions are proposing cross-border settlements.The Central Bank of France and the central bank of Luxembourg have partnered to roll out the “Venus Initiative”, which allows them to use an experiential CBDC for a 100 million euros bond. Worth $104 million, the bond is the latest means employed in a series of trials in tokenized financial markets. Apart from France and...

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