While many central banks around the world are designing CBDCs, the RBA has said that Australia has no need for a cryptocurrency issuance.
The Central Bank of Brazil is studying the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and assessing the benefits and impact of its final issuance.
The US Federal Reserve, in collaboration with research teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology is exploring a digital currency.
Lithuania Central Bank issues digital collector coin LBCOIN that consumers would be able to purchase and use it from today.
Japan is planning to consider the possibility of issuing CBDC in cooperation with other countries in this year's official economic plan.
Members of the G20 countries are changing the regulatory framework to accept digital currency payments instead of cash ahead of the Saudi Arabia Summit.
The Bank of Lithuania, or BoL, will begin the pre-sale of CBDC based Digitial Token, called LBCOIN. Next week, 24,000 LBCOIN will be available for sale.
The Italian Banking Association (ABI) is ready to start working on European Central Bank Digital Currency.
Bank of Thailand (BOT), the central bank of Thailand, announced the plans for a prototype of a business payment system using CBDC.
Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway could reportedly test Chinese digital yuan. The trials could take place in the city of Xiong’an New Area