105 Countries are Exploring CBDCs and 11 Have Already Launched Them

105 Countries are Exploring CBDCs and 11 Have Already Launched Them

By RHODA WILSON

At an International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) seminar last month, IMF’s Deputy Managing Director and former deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, Bo Li, spoke about the “programmability” of central bank digital currencies (“CBDCs”):

“CBDC can improve financial inclusion [ ] through what we call programmability. That is CBDC can allow government agencies and private sector players to program, to create smart contract, to allow targeted policy functions. For example, welfare payment, for example, consumption coupon, for example, food stamp.  By programming CBDC, those money can be precisely targeted for what kind of people can own and what kind of use this money can be utilised, for example, for food.”

IMF: Central Bank Digital Currencies for Financial Inclusion: Risks and Rewards, 14 October 2022

GingerJim tweeted an interview from a couple of years ago with someone who explained the impact a pilot program being tested in Shenzhen, China, had on people’s daily lives.

In the video below, Russell Brand also issued warnings as he provided a commentary on installed UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s infamous speech last year and IMF’s Li’s comments on CBDCs.

Russell Brand: Oh Sh*t, It’s REALLY Happening, 1 November 2022

Status of CBDCs Worldwide

In May 2020, 35 countries were considering a CBDC according to the Atlantic Council CBDC Tracker.

In November 2021, Visual Capitalist summarised the status of CBDCs using data from the Atlantic Council CBDC Tracker.  Although widespread adoption of CBDCs is still far away, Visual Capitalist wrote, research and experiments are making notable strides forward:

  • 81 countries representing 90% of global GDP are exploring CBDCs.
  • The share of central banks actively engaging in CBDC work grew to 86% in the last 4 years.
  • 60% of central banks are conducting experiments on CBDCs (up from 42% in 2019) and 14% are moving forward to development and pilot arrangement.
  • The Bahamas is one of five countries currently working with a CBDC – the Bahamian Sand Dollar.
  • Sweden and Uruguay have shown interest in a digital currency. Sweden began testing an “e-krona” in 2020, and Uruguay announced tests to issue digital Uruguayan pesos as far back as 2017.
  • The People’s Bank of China has been running CBDC tests since April 2020. In all, tens of thousands of citizens have participated, spending 2 billion yuan, and the country is poised to be the first to fully launch a CBDC.

The UK central bank was less optimistic about rolling out a CBDC in the near future, Visual Capitalist noted last year. “The proposed digital currency – dubbed “Britcoin” – is unlikely to arrive until at least 2025.”

In August 2022, Visual Capitalist updated the status of CBDC worldwide, again using data from the Atlantic Council.  It was then as it is now, 105 out of 109 countries being tracked are exploring CBDCs. These 105 countries represent over 95% of global GDP.

Atlantic Council Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker, retrieved 28 November 2022

Based on this data, Visual Capitalist produced a table listing each country and summarised the data in graphics. “When aggregated, we can see that the majority of countries are in the research stage,” they wrote.

Visualised: The State of Central Bank Digital Currencies, Visual Capitalist

As can be seen above, 9% of countries have launched a digital currency to date.  The 9% is 11 countries. You can see which 11 countries these are in the table in Visual Capitalist’s article. One of them is Nigeria.

This includes Nigeria, which became the first African country to do so in October 2021. Half of the country’s 200 million population is believed to have no access to bank accounts.

Adoption of the eNaira (the digital version of the naira) has so far been relatively sluggish. The eNaira app has accumulated 700,000 downloads as of April 2022. That’s equal to 0.35% of the population, though not all of the downloads are users in Nigeria.

Conversely, 33.4 million Nigerians were reported to be trading or owning crypto assets, despite the Central Bank of Nigeria’s attempts to restrict usage.

Visualised: The State of Central Bank Digital Currencies, Visual Capitalist

The main graphic in Visual Capital’s article is a world map showing the status by country which is too large to include here.  However, further down the page the world map is divided by region, see below.

CBDCs and totalitarian control through their use is not a conspiracy theory – it is a conspiracy. James Melville posted a Twitter thread on CBDCs which is worth reading.  He began:

“Central banks and governments are nudging us towards this. We cannot let this happen. Wake up before it’s too late.”

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What JUST Leaked Out of the WEF is TERRIFYING?

What JUST Leaked Out of the WEF is TERRIFYING?

“You probably did not hear is the recent $105,000,000 investment from the World Economic Forum to Canada to implement digital passports on all of its citizens.

So what are they wanting to track?

Not only will it allow them to track your whereabouts and your movements through your phone.

FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

But it will also allow the WEF to compile a profile of political leanings, gun ownership status and so on for every user.

You can skip to the 4:55 mark in this video to hear all about it.

With that information the WEF can influence crafting other mandates and legislation based on those results.

Take it one step further…

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced a $200,000,000 fund to implement the use of digital ID’s.

His primary interest?

The tracking of v@ccine status. Going so far as outlawing any and all travel without a proof of current jabs…”

What JUST Leaked Out Of The WEF Is TERRIFYING

The World Economic Forum openly admits to manipulating people online. Biden said he refuses to speak with Putin about peace or war and the FBI was busted using $1 million of tax payer money to cover up spying on Donald Trump’s white house. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being donated by the WEF and Bill Gates for digital ID’s to control people and their movements.

Here’s what others had to say:

Gary Whitaker
I think we as American Citizens should start holding our Legislators accountable for all this nonsense and corruption going on. This is getting ridiculous and totally unacceptable. They don’t seem to care because their all greedy and won’t get nothing done unless it profits them.

Margaret Reid
As American citizens we should ask for a itemized statement for every penny of our tax dollars!!!

Davida Donelan
These people are so evil. I just don’t understand why these people are not in prison for crimes against humanity and why we can’t sue these people for everything they got. Lord help us.

Cody Parsons
I enjoy getting my news from you. I feel you give us the facts and stories without a slant to the left or the right. It’s nice just hearing the news without them telling me what to think.
Thanks for doing videos like this!

Naturally Joy
Thank you Stephen for keeping the people informed with unbiased truth!!

Cobi Lee Henry
Almost all the information i found early on that is proven factual is almost impossible to bring up now. So glad i did the research early on. I shared and was mocked by many even loved ones that know I research everything, and shared the links. So sadly deceived.

Elizabeth Mayers
It is so frustrating that our elders and leaders don’t seem to have the ability to get their own egos in check in order to negotiate peace.

RICH ALLEN
Can we trust our government, including the courts? I have been cynical of all of them, for a long time.

Cindy Mandenberg
This is totally insane and I’m scared out of my mind!!!!! No one should have that much power over others lives!!!!!

Kate Peck
It doesn’t matter what kind of personality Trump has. We need to look at what he was doing for our country. We were on our way to becoming completely independent. Biden stopped all that.

Teresa Busico
Digital tracking, is not the FREE country that all of our veterans have fought and died for. What the Heck is going on? It gets more bizarre every day!! We need to hear the truth, and keep our freedom, our freedom of speech, as well. Thank you Stephen for keeping us informed.

Chuck Davis
If I were president Biden, I would step down and call a special election. But in my current situation I am not capable of conducting a productive meeting with anyone especially Putin. Thanks Steven for your report.

Crook Marc
The “Gates” needs to go and get their hearts right with God, because a time is coming when their money just not going to work for them. God is in total control of whatever these evil wicked people are trying to. The rule of man is nearing an end. Believe that.

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I Wonder How Long it Will Take the Gay Movement, Just Like the Greens Movement to Realise the Globalists are Using their Movements to Usher in the Great Reset Totalitarian New World Order

I Wonder How Long it Will Take the Gay Movement, Just Like the Greens Movement, to Realise the Globalists are Using their Movements to Usher in the Great Reset Totalitarian New World Order

Telegram Post By Jamie McIntyre

I wonder how long it will take the Gay movement, just like the green movement to realise the Globalists are using their movements to usher in the Great Reset Totalitarian New World Order and push deceptive and dangerous agendas such as Transgenderism and climate change fraud, masquerading as an ideology of diversity.
If the Globalists elites want diversity, then let’s have real diversity. Diversity of nations and a multipolar world, diversity of reserve currencies of a basket of a diverse range of currencies not a Uni polar, single dominated reserve currency that enables the Cabal to abuse the US dollar dominance to print fake money to buy up the world’s assets with, and manipulate Governments by installing puppet leaders in Western nations.

Globalists don’t give an f… about diversity, the gay movement, the environment,

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www.anrnews.com

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US Prosecutors Opened Probe of FTX Months Before Its Collapse

US Prosecutors Opened Probe of FTX Months Before Its Collapse

By Ava Benny-Morrison

– Sweeping inquiry examined crypto exchanges with offshore reach
– Manhattan prosecutors recently changed tack as FTX unraveled

Long before Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX cryptocurrency empire collapsed this month, it already was on the radar of federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, led by Damian Williams, spent several months working on a sweeping examination of crypto currency platforms with US and offshore arms and had started poking into FTX’s massive exchange operations, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Archegos Founder Bill Hwang & CFO Patrick Halligan Charged With Securities Fraud
Damian Williams

The focus was on compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, the people said. Authorities have used the law, requiring financial institutions take steps to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, to go after crypto platforms that allegedly falsely claimed that they don’t serve US customers. Bahamas-based FTX operated one of the world’s largest international crypto exchanges, as well as a separate and much more limited venue called FTX US that said it complies with the act.

It’s unclear whether prosecutors in Manhattan reached any conclusion in their probe before FTX — valued at nearly $32 billion in a January financing — collapsed, sending the crypto market into a dive and raising questions about the accuracy of its pledges to safeguard customer assets. That put the federal investigation into a new trajectory, the people said.

Representatives for the US attorney’s office and FTX declined to comment.

The months-long sweep shows FTX’s sprawling operations were raising questions even before billions of dollars in financial ties between the exchange operator and Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research Ltd. investment arm alarmed investors and led his empire to unravel.

Prosecutors and regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission are now seeking help from new FTX Chief Executive Officer John J. Ray III, who took over as part of its bankruptcy proceeding and is navigating what he described as “a complete absence of trustworthy financial information.”

Last week, Ray told the bankruptcy court in a filing that his team had found loans of more than $1 billion made by Alameda to Bankman-Fried and other executives. The filing also alleged software was used to conceal the use of customer funds. Whether any such conduct broke laws will be left to prosecutors. So far, they haven’t accused anyone of wrongdoing.

Long known for its prowess in tackling complex financial crimes, the US attorney’s office in Manhattan has handled the lion’s share of the government’s crypto cases since digital assets came into vogue a decade ago. That includes a half-dozen in the year through October, roughly double the number brought by other Justice Department offices in that period, an analysis of federal dockets shows.

The office benefits from longstanding working relationships between its prosecutors and FBI and SEC investigators, as well as its location in the nation’s largest financial hub. Funds passing through Wall Street, or an email exchange with one of the city’s many firms, can help give prosecutors there an edge in claiming jurisdiction.

Many securities laws were enacted in the 1930s, long before digital currencies came along, forcing investigators to structure their cases with special care, said Samson Enzer, a former prosecutor in SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. He worked on the first prosecution tied to an initial coin offering when prosecutors were just starting to question whether securities laws applied to the asset class.

“We had to think a lot of these issues through, and you’re going up against well-resourced defendants,” he said. “You have to consider what arguments they might make. How do we persuade a court?”

Wire fraud

Federal investigators have used a variety of laws to go after crypto platforms.

Southern District prosecutors invoked the Bank Secrecy Act in 2020 against senior employees at the Seychelles-based crypto platform BitMEX, which allegedly allowed more than $209 million of transactions with known dark-net markets. BitMEX argued it didn’t need anti-money laundering or know-your-customer policies in part because it didn’t have US customers and wasn’t registered in the US. But clients circumvented the platform’s attempts to block IP addresses in the US, according to a government sentencing memo filed in federal court.

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Elon Musk Reactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter Account

Elon Musk Reactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter Account

Telegram Post By Jamie McIntyre

Elon Musk Reactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter Account
Trump’s unlocked Twitter account reaches 25 million followers in about seven hours.
The looney left is going to hate this.
After being booted from Twitter, I simply helped the awesome team at TruthGroup.social, set up their own censor-free Twitter platforms in truthtweet.social (Elon it didn’t cost $44 b & we have about 200 million fewer bots,) a Facebook alternative in truthbook.social, that’s had 250,000 posts since pre-launch this year, a YouTube alternative in TruthTube.video & soon a Google alternative in truthlook.com, & a digital currency in truthcoin.social. Better than the central bank digital currency scam that’s coming, & soon a PayPal alternative in TruthPay. I don’t miss Fakebook, Instasham or Screwtube thanks to the TruthGroup.social with their censor free social media platforms. They plan to back their cryptocurrency Truthcoin soon with 400 million TruthGroup shares via Azbit.com.
TruthGroup.social

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Zelensky, After a Rocket Fell in Poland, Asked to organize a Call with Biden, but the Conversation Did Not Take Place, CNN Reports

Zelensky, After a Rocket Fell in Poland, Asked to organize a Call with Biden, but the Conversation Did Not Take Place, CNN Reports

By Intel Slava Z

Zelensky, after a rocket fell in Poland, asked to organize a call with Biden, but the conversation did not take place, CNN reports.

According to CNN, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan privately urged Kiev to be more careful in its comments on the incident in Poland after Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russia for it.

“Approximately an hour after the incident became known, Volodymyr Zelensky said in an evening video message that “Russian missiles hit Poland.” Sullivan quickly called Zelensky’s office after these statements and urged officials to be more careful about how they talk about the incident, ”CNN reports, citing its sources.

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Here Come “Programmable Dollars”: New York Fed And 12 Banking Giants Launch Digital Dollar Test

Here Come “Programmable Dollars”: New York Fed And 12 Banking Giants Launch Digital Dollar Test

By Tyler Durden

Never let a crisis go to waste. Or a market crash for that matter.

With equity and bond markets stuck in brutal bear markets and providing a sufficient distraction to what is happening behind the scenes, the Fed and a group of banks have been quietly preparing for the next stage in the “organized crash” pipeline: the rollout of CBSC.

According to a statement by the New York Fed, global banking giants are starting a 12-week digital dollar pilot with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the participants announced on Tuesday.

Citigroup, HSBC Holdings, Mastercard and Wells Fargo are among the financial companies participating in the experiment alongside the New York Fed, which will provide a “public contribution to the body of knowledge on the application of new technology to the regulated financial system.”

Bank of New York Mellon, the money-laundering bank of the world, HSBC Holdings, PNC Financial Services, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Truist Financial and U.S. Bancorp are also participating in the test, along with payments network Mastercard.

The project, which is called the “regulated liability network”, will allow banks to simulate issuing digital money representing their customers’ own funds before settling through central bank reserves on a distributed ledger, the New York Fed said.

The pilot will test how banks using digital dollar tokens in a common database can help speed up payments.

“Programmable US dollars may be necessary to support new business models and provide a foundation to much-needed innovations in financial settlements and infrastructure,” Tony McLaughlin, managing director for emerging payments and business development at Citigroup’s treasury and trade solutions division, said in a statement Tuesday. “Projects like this, that focus on the digitization of central bank money and individual bank deposits, could be expanded to take a broader view of the opportunity.”

Earlier this month, Michelle Neal, head of the New York Fed’s market’s group, said it sees promise in using a central bank digital dollar (CBDC) to speed up settlement time in currency markets.

For years, Wall Street’s biggest banks have explored the use of blockchain in their businesses for everything from interbank payments to mortgages and cross-border trades. Still, this week’s move comes amid a rout in cryptocurrency markets following the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s digital-asset empire last week.

In addition to weighing central bank digital currencies and compliant stablecoins, “there should be the option of leveraging the scale and economic value of bank deposits,” Raj Dhamodharan, Mastercard’s head of crypto and blockchain, said in the statement. The regulated liability network “is an innovative proof of concept led by the industry that could help shape how consumers and businesses view the credibility of token-based payments.”

The new network is meant to follow existing laws and regulations for deposit-based payments processing, including anti-money-laundering requirements. After the 12-week test, the banks will publicize the results, they said in a statement, though lenders “are not committed to any future phases of work” once the test is complete.

While the initial work will focus on simulating digital money issued by regulated institutions in US dollars, the concept could be extended to multicurrency operations and stablecoins, which are typically backed one-to-one by another asset such as the dollar or euro.

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Mark My Words, the “F*CK OFF” Scandal Will Cause Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to Resign Before Christmas

Mark My Words, the “F*CK OFF” Scandal Will Cause Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to Resign Before Christmas

Alan Joyce must resign

Target: The Qantas Board and CEO Alan Joyce

SIGN THE PETITION FOR ALAN JOYCE RESIGNATION HERE

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for Qantas CEO Alan Joyce to resign over the squandering of over $2 billion public dollars, illegal sackings of 2000 ground and baggage crew, and trashing service and safety standards.

Since the illegal outsourcing, ground and baggage jobs have been handed to third-party companies with lower pay and conditions that can’t attract or retain staff. Chronic understaffing, inexperience and lack of training has led to airport chaos, cancelled or delayed flights, and lost luggage.

Qantas management under Joyce has massive commercial power over these contracts, dictating low pay and insecure work from afar. These were deliberate tactics that began the day Alan Joyce took over as CEO of Qantas.

Under Joyce’s leaderhsip, Qantas management has deliberately splintered its workforce, setting up its own labour-hire ground company to suppress and control pay and conditions before using the cover of covid to complete its mission to axe, outsource and offshore as many jobs as it could.

Passengers – blamed by Joyce for Easter holiday airport chaos – are paying the price for corporate greed with huge delays, cancellations, and lost and damaged luggage. Joyce has been paid over $100 million while his management team has torn apart our once-loved national airline.

Safety has nosedived too. Since the ground work was outsourced, several serious safety incidents have occurred including baggage belt loaders crashing into planes – once leaving a gaping hole, pins left in landing gear, and pilot’s given incorrect weight information before take-off.

Enough is enough.

Add your name to demand Qantas CEO Alan Joyce resigns now, and call on the board to take action to rehire the workers who built the Spirit of Australia.

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“F*CK OFF!” – Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas meets Aussie Cossack

Here’s what others had to say:

Emile Chantiri
Very undignified by Alan Joyce. Shows what he thinks of the public.

Robert B
In all seriousness. He is the CEO of an Australian Global Brand! He should have reacted with total professionalism and courtesy. Yet a simple, talented, up and coming journalist that is the “Aussie Cossack” got under his skin very easily. After this incident he should not be running any global brand. Disgusting behaviour. Good work Simeon!!

HighVibe
Will Alan still “CALL AUSTRALIA HOME” after this video? The True Aussie spirit is shining through, that woman spoke out for so many Aussies.

LE555
A CEO being paid millions of dollars should have the decency and composure to avoid the use of foul language , regardless of the circumstance.
He needs to resign , and Qantas needs to end all the discrimination against workers who pose no more risk than any one else.

David Not Solomon
He could have just apologised to all the people whose careers and livelihoods he ruined – but no, he has to show his true colours.

Robert McCall
He’s got the cheek to ask Aussie Cossack “Why are you doing this?”
What utter hypocrisy on his part. He has no shame.

matt kruger
Mr Cossack, that interview was ABSOLUTE GOLD WITH DIAMOND SPRINKLINGS ON TOP BRO!!! This is what we all need to see, you absolute legend of a man and a true friend of the awoken Aussies mate!!!

Aussie Donald Trump
I’ve met him Alan Joyce several times at the Airport (Usually down in the Qantas section) and he calls customs on me to investigate me simply because I am loved at the Airport, standing up for the people, giving people their freedom. I win every time. Alan Joyce always loses. Such a disgrace! I will always keep fighting for the people.

NA
For a guy that lives in constant fear of COVID, he’s very happy to ponce about without his mask on, and touchy feely to random strangers…he’s taking a massive risk.

NickyW
Awesome work Aussie Cossack!! Alan Joyce is worse than a grub…he’s a pathetic, despicable little excuse for a man and one fine day he will reap ALL of the BS he has sown. Huge respect to the lady who shared her story on camera too…you go girl!!

John White
Aussie Cossack, you drew out his true character in a few seconds for the world to see. Well done.

DeplorableOz
Thanks Cossack it means alot to us staff that have lost our jobs our 12 month anniversary for being banned from work is today 15 Nov… many of us haven’t been able to get meaningful employment since and it’s nice to see people outside of the industry still remember and support us.

Attila Sanver
The CEO lorded it over people in an arrogant manner. Delightful to see, the high-ranking pipsqueak’s vanity stepped upon, in good measure with truth, bringing out his despicable character. A taste of his own medicine and he hated every dose of it, when confronted and made aware of his own bullying tactics. Hopefully, you didn’t forget to tell him to “Have a nice day” at the end of your talk, he would have loved that ! Thank you for shaming those who cause undue misery and hardship too many. Keep up the good work !

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Resources:
https://t.me/AussieCossack/4232
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/alan-joyce-must-resign/
https://youtu.be/2X_mfUQYEbE

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