Friday, October 16, 2020

The Bahamas central bank wants to make its digital ‘Sand Dollar’ global

The Bahamas’ digital currency is currently used domestically.

Helen Partz
Coin Telegraph

The Central Bank of The Bahamas, or CBOB, is planning to make its central bank digital currency project interoperable on an international level.

Bobby Chen, the CBOB’s assistant manager of electronic solutions, claimed that The Bahamas’ digital currency — dubbed the “Sand Dollar” — should eventually be interoperable with other global currencies, local news agency the Nassau Guardian reported on Oct. 15.

Chen said, “At the moment, it is currently only used in a domestic setting, but eventually we are working on a solution that will make it interoperable with other global currencies.”

Cleopatra Davis, head of banking at the CBOB, also said that the Sand Dollar’s interoperability with other wallets is a key strategy alongside integrating real-time gross settlement and Automated Clearing House. According to Davis, this will enable the movement of the Sand Dollar to and from user bank accounts, which will further facilitate fiat conversions.  Read more >>