Israel’s central bank says the public’s adoption of the digital shekel is not expected “to materially affect the banking system.” The bank, however, warns that any issuance of such digital currency will likely result in a decline of the volume of the public’s deposits.
Increase in the Banking System’s Interest Expenses
Israel’s central […]

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The Rwandan central bank may not know whether it can issue a digital currency until December 2022, when it completes a study that looks at the benefits and risks that come with such a currency, the bank’s deputy governor has said. The Investigation Phase The deputy governor of the Rwandan central bank, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, recently […]

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A new report issued by LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, has found that the venture capital (VC) investment in the region has grown immensely compared to the previous year’s numbers. In general, the region registered investments of more than $15 billion, more than three times the amount registered in 2020. […]

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Fintech startup Flutterwave announced recently that it has raised $250 million from its Series D funding round. The funding round, which attracted international investors, saw the startup’s value rise to over $3 billion. Capital Raised to Fund Flutterwave’s Expansion Plans The Nigerian fintech startup Flutterwave recently announced it raised $250 million in a Series D […]

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United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Ministry of Economy has joined hands with the Arab Federation of Capital Markets (AFCM) to kickstart a challenge that encourages fintechs to create a know-your-customer (KYC) verification system based on blockchain technology. Trustworthiness of Data on the Blockchain The AFCM has, in conjunction with the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, launched a […]

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