The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) has officially confirmed plans to issue its own cryptocurrency by next year.
According to Nassau Guardian, the CBOB will sign a formal agreement with NZIA.io the other day to create and deploy Project Sand Dollar, the first government digital currency in the Bahamas. In early March 2019, the Central Bank of the Bahamas first announced NZIA its main partner in this project, along with Zynesis, a Singapore-based software development company.
The Project Sand Dollar initiative will be an “integrated, affordable electronic payment system for all businesses and residents,” as the central bank says. The project will operate in accordance with local financial legislation and is aimed at ensuring equal access to digital payments for residents of the island country, which will reduce the volume of cash transactions and the cost of providing services.
Although the CBOB has not yet announced where the pilot project will be launched, bank chairman, John Rolle, noted that the institution expects to fully launch the project by 2020. The CBOB announced its plans to create its own digital currency back in June 2018.
The launch of state cryptocurrency is increasingly considered by different countries around the world. Last week it became known that the Central Bank of the Russian Federation admits the creation of a gold-backed stablecoin, and at the beginning of the month, the Thai Central Bank announced that it was creating a solution based on the blockchain as part of issuing its own digital currency.
Now, let's move to the technical analysis of Bitcoin (BTC):
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Technical analysis of Ethereum (ETH):
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Technical analysis of Ripple (XRP):
Over the past day, ripple rose to the resistance level of $0.4630. Now, it is in the consolidation zone. We expect the continuation of the price growth to $0.50 with subsequent correction downwards. Now, the cost of ripple is $0.4610. The nearest resistance levels are $0.4630, $0.48, $0.50. The nearest support levels are $0.4560, $0.4480.