Bank of England details digital pound model, calling plans ‘likely’

Digital Pound

The UK is moving forward with its central bank digital currency (CBDC) plans after publishing an in-depth consultation paper on the proposed digital pound, which has been dubbed “Britcoin”.

In its 116 pages, the paper details the Bank of England (BoE) and UK Treasury’s stance on the “likely need” for a digital pound and their proposed model. A technology working paper was also released to explain technical design concepts and decisions.

The paper reiterates the...

UK Parliament launches inquiry into risks of NFTs

UK Parliament

A British Parliament committee is planning an inquiry into the benefits and risks of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and wider blockchain technology as a whole.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee will assess whether NFT investment poses a risk to vulnerable speculators.

Julian Knight, Chair of the DCMS Committee, said: “NFTs swept through the digital world so fast that we had no time to stop and consider.”

NFTs broke onto the mainstream last...