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Banks have ceded UPI space to nonbanking sector: RBI Dy Guv

The Times of India 05 Dec 2022
Banks have ceded the unified payments interface space to non-banks, Reserve Bank of India deputy governor T Rabi Sankar has said ... Banks had failed to scale UPI during the early days and have now missed the bus, Sankar said ... After implementing the pilot project for wholesale CBDC, the central bank is now looking at trying out CBDC using blockchain.
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‘CBDC has potential to be a game changer’

Financial Express 04 Dec 2022
The RBI earlier this week allowed CBDC for retail payments on a pilot basis for four banks in the first phase.Also Read. ‘Fintechs replacing banks a misconception; CBDC experience so far comforting’ ... The central bank also allowed use of digital currency for wholesale banking for settlement of government bonds.
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Fintechs replacing banks a misconception; CBDC experience so far comforting: RBI Deputy Governor

Your Story 04 Dec 2022
Of the three, it is collaboration that offers the highest flexibility to banks and they should perhaps opt to go for it, Sankar added ... Noting that two experiments - one each on wholesale and retail central bank digital currency - are on right now, Sankar said the experience so far has been comforting on the system's front.
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Indian CBDC Fails to Impress Bankers in Initial Trials: Report

CryptoPotato 03 Dec 2022
The initial excitement among Indian bankers over the launch of a central bank-sponsored digital rupee seems to be fizzling out ... India launched the pilot of the central bank digital coin (CBDC), nicknamed e-rupee or digital rupee, for the wholesale segment amid great expectations on November 1.
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Darknet markets generate millions in revenue selling stolen personal data

Ars Technica 03 Dec 2022
... of producers, wholesalers, and consumers ... The stolen data supply chain begins with producers—hackers who exploit vulnerable systems and steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, bank account information, and Social Security numbers.
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Ecobank Nigeria Announces Carol Oyedeji as Deputy Managing Director

This Day 03 Dec 2022
Oyedeji has since been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ... Ecobank Nigeria is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international organizations, medium, small, and micro businesses, and individuals.
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Fintechs replacing banks a misconception: RBI Deputy Governor

Live Mint 03 Dec 2022
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar on Saturday said that the speculation around fintechs replacing banks is a ‘misconception’, though lenders need to be more diligent in adopting technological changes.He said that the banks will be able to embrace ...
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‘Fintechs replacing banks a misconception; CBDC experience so far comforting’

Financial Express 03 Dec 2022
Noting that two experiments – one each on wholesale and retail central bank digital currency – are on right now, Sankar said the experience so far has been comforting on the systems front.Other parameters including the technology used, its architecture etc will be ...
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How neobank adoption can be increased among small businesses

Financial Express 03 Dec 2022
While this segment should logically be the focus of the traditional banking sector, they remain underserved because they are perceived as “high risk” ... ‘Bringing NBFCs at par with banks to be shot in the arm for MSMEs’ ... It has also granted licenses to digital wholesale banks (DWBs) that are focussed on servicing SMEs.
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RBI Launches Retail Digital Rupee In Four Cities

Kashmir Observer 02 Dec 2022
The launch comes a month after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) started a pilot in the digital rupee – wholesale on November 1 ... Across the globe, more than 60 central banks have expressed interest in CBDCs with a few implementations already under pilot across both retail and ...
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BI to develop wholesale CBDC soon, experts suggest prioritizing on retail

The Jakarta Post 02 Dec 2022
Bank Indonesia (BI) has announced that its roadmap for the country’s own central bank digital currency (CBDC) named the “digital rupiah” will start with a wholesale design, ...
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RI takes first step toward ʻdigital rupiah’

The Jakarta Post 02 Dec 2022
Bank Indonesia (BI) has announced that its roadmap for the country’s own central bank digital currency (CBDC) named the “digital rupiah” will start with a wholesale design, ...
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India's digital rupee fails to excite interest, bankers say

The Times of India 02 Dec 2022
But in the initial trial banks have been using it for settlements with each other - with no particular advantage, according to bankers ... "There is no advantage over internet-based transactions and the lack of netting is actually a big drawback," said an executive at a private bank that had used wholesale e-rupees in the pilot program.
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BL Explainer: RBI’s e-Rupee versus UPI

Business Line 02 Dec 2022
E-Rupee (e-Re) is the common name associated with CBDC or central bank digital currency ... E-Re could be wholesale and retail ... Four banks – SBI, ...

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