Accenture and Digital Dollar Foundation to trial United States CBDC this year

Fortune 500 company Accenture has teamed up with Digital Dollar Foundation to conduct Central Bank Digital Currency, or CBDC, trials in the United States. Announced on Monday, May 3, the newly formed Digital Dollar Project will carry out five CBDC pilot programs over the next 12 months. The project’s objective is to generate data to inform U.S. policymakers on how to develop a domestic digital currency. The Digital Dollar Project will launch three pilot programs in the next two months, generating data on the functional, sociological, and business benefits of…

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Ethereum on a high after European Investment Bank’s $121M digital bond news

Ethereum prices skyrocketed to a new all-time high on Wednesday on the back of positive news from the European Investment Bank. Ethereum has climbed to $2,709 during early Asian trading on Wednesday, April 28, marking a new peak price for the asset according to Coingecko. The crypto metrics provider reports a gain of 7% over the past 24 hours, and 15.7% over the past seven days for the world’s second-largest digital asset by market capitalization. The move has pushed the ETH market cap to a record $312 billion. While there…

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German SolarisBank Opens Subsidiary to Provide Custody Services for Digital Assets

Berlin-based fintech company solarisBank has established a subsidiary to provide a custody solution for digital assets. Per a Dec. 11 announcement, solarisBank’s newly established subsidiary, solaris Digital Assets GmbH, will provide clients with an application programming interface (API)-accessible platform, which gives access to the full range of solarisBank’s digital white-label banking services. No need to apply for a license The announcement further reads that solaris Digital Assets will operate in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the German market, as well as ensure storage of digital assets that is compliant.…

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