The country’s central bank – The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) – sees no sense in having its own digital currency given that already existing infrastructure is quite robust and efficient.
With a view to enhance privacy of data sharing, the Bank of England and Chain are examining the DLT system opportunities.
Looking to the huge demand in the crypto space, several banks are now starting to offer investment and cold storage services for digital currencies.
The central bank has studied the cryptosphere and determined that creating its cryptocurrency may ruin the current model of the financial market.
The digital currency will be supported by decentralized distributed ledger mechanism and will be linked to Sterling.
The UK’s central bank has developed its own Proof of Concept ledger and will make the next version of its interbank payments system compatible with settlement in a distributed ledger.
Hyperledger Project continues to attract new companies, with the overall number of members now accounting for more than 120 organizations.
RSCoin, developed in cooperation with two researchers from the University College of London, allows central banks maintaining complete control over monetary supply while providing strong transparency and auditability guarantees.
The central bank of the UK takes a reasonable approach to a distributed ledger study and adoption.
Thus R3 project has just grown up to 42 members – the world’s largest and most influential banks.
The blockchain holds huge promise for the future of the financial industry, with the world’s leading organizations developing solutions based on the bitcoin technology.
The central bank of the UK announced a contest for the best ideas of using blockchain potential in order to change the society.