Ethereum News Today – Headlines for February 5

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  • Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin asks a tough question about CBDCs
  • The industry is challenging the concept behind CBDCs
  • Cryptographic verification of CBDCs is questionable

Ethereum News Today – the issue of state-backed or a private corporation owning a stablecoin has become the order of the day. Recently governments and even corporations like China and Facebook have set up plans to launch their digital asset. Initially, this move came as a welcome development.

Experts even encouraged their governments to be at the forefront of things when it comes to CBDCs. Now, with the increasing number of nation-states getting closer and closer to issuing their own CBDCs (stablecoins), the industry top guns and other stakeholders have started to challenge numerous facets of the process.

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Has Some Tough Question for CBDCs

One of the industry’s best minds Vitalik Buterin of the Ethereum Blockchain has questions for CBDCs. It appears CBDCs or State-backed stablecoins will be in the spotlight in the crypto community in 2020. However, the transparency of the system remains a doubt among professionals like Buterin.

According to today’s report, Buterin the co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation cited several complex issues that affect the stablecoin field. Firstly, the issue of verification of transactions is what Buterin is interested in. Which is why he has asked whether or cryptographic mechanism proof generation is genuine. He wants to know whether CBDC transactions can be verified by third party Blockchains like his network, Ethereum.

Most likely, this question that is being raised by the Ethereum co-founder addresses the central banks that are striving to create their own CBDC Blockchains. Bitcoin’s transactions are verified by the Ethereum network. Bitcoin has been heralded as an example of this kind of cross-chain interoperability. Buterin also predicts that if these central banks eventually manage to build reliable verification frameworks, this could potentially breathe life into the decentralized exchanges space.

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But currently, it will appear that some institutions have started planning to use the Ethereum Blockchain network directly to power their stablecoin. From an earlier report, this option has been chosen by France and Australia already. Hence, if the idea of integrating CBDCs into DEXs comes to pass, decentralized exchanges will have to open a new route for cross-border remittances.

It will replace its cumbersome classic financial tools with non-custodial multi-chain spheres. Whether this new wave of digital money will make headlines through the year remains to be seen. However, there is evidence that a vast number of central banks are contemplating the idea of launching their own CBDC.

Princess Ogono is a writer, lawyer and fitness enthusiast. She believes cryptocurrencies are the future. When she's not writing, she spends time with her adorable cat, Ginger and works out often.


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