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October 15, 2022

Welcome to Emerging Tech Trends (ETT), focusing on technologies shaping the future.

In this edition,

China’s CBDC Transactions slows; increase by only 14% in 2022 : Transaction volume of e-CNY increases by 14% from the 87.6 billion yuan ($12 billion) recorded at the end of 2021, indicating a decrease if compared to the 154% growth between June and December of last year

India’s ‘E-Rupee’ to be Piloted; Two versions to be released : The Reserve Bank of India has proposed a phased pilot of its digitalcurrency e-rupee in limited pilot launches, to implement it as an additional form of currency and also  an alternative to cryptocurrencies; considering two versions of the CBDC.

Eastern Europe’s Crypto Market Active, With Spikes in Last Year Driven by Russia-Ukraine War : Transaction volume of stablecoin skyrocketed to 67% in March from 42% in January, indicating that businesses are embracing cryptocurrency for international transactions while some of the increase may be due to Russian citizens trading for stablecoins to protect their assets’ value, following Russia’s removal from SWIFT.


3rd Cohort Professional Certificate Training in Financial Technology(FinTech) and Innovations : This important training is expected to power FinTech Innovations through knowledge & skills set training scheduled for 9 – 10 November, 2022 at Kofi Annan ICT Centre, Accra-Ghana. To register click here


WeBank : Bank for Visually Impaired and other underserved : Backed by Tencent, WeBank targets unbanked and underbanked individuals and SMEs with financial services that include loans, deposits, and investments. With accessibility features on its app, WeBank ensure visually impaired citizens of the People’s Republic of China have easy access to banking services.

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