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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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  1. Ghanaians Urged to Embrace e-Payment as a lifestyle in 2020
  2. Ghana’s Payment System Is Challenged-Kweku Adoboli
  3. Dangers Of Large Currency Denomination Notes
  4. Bank of Ghana Introduces Higher-Denomination Banknotes and Coins
  5. Fintechs and MoMo Operators to Acquire License by June 2020-BoG
  6. GCB Bank To Issue Electronic Money
  7. Digitization Key to Formalizing Ghana’s Economy
  8. Google to Offer Checking Account
  9. Mobilemoney Interoperability Crosses GH¢90 billion
  10. Ghana to Launch a Universal QR-Code For Payments
  11. AirtelTigo Appoints New CEO
  12. Wirecard Acquires Chinese Payments Group for €109m
  13. Apple Pay Tops Mobile Payment Apps
  14. Verve Cards Launched in Ghana
  15. Ransomware Hits Billtrust
  16. The Catholic Church Launches Digital Rosary
  17. Payments Systems and Services Bill Passed
  18. GTBank Launches Virtual Cards to Promote Online Shopping
  19. MTN Ghana: “More Taxes Would Injure The Mobile Money Sector
  20. PwC Unveils New Tool For Auditing Crypto Transactions
  21. Bitcoin on Track For Best Second Quarter Price Gain
  22. Mobile Money Operators to Face Minimum Capital Requirement-Bank of Ghana
  23. Facebook Moves Towards Payments and E-commerce
  24. BoG to Enforce Rules on Cash Declaration at Kotoka International Airport
  25. India Moves to Ban Cryptocurrencies
  26. Fintech: Redefining Payments in Africa
  27. Ghana’s Tax Filing To Go Digital
  28. MTN Deepens Financial Inclusion For Women In Ghana
  29. Apple Launches a New Credit Card
  30. IT Consortium Is ISO 27001:2013 certified
  31. 8 Services You Don’t Know Exist On MTN Mobile Money
  32. Second phase of mobile money interoperability launched
  33. African Banks Must Work With Fintech Startups

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) says it has granted GCB Bank Ghana authorization to issue electronic money similar to what is popularly known as “mobile money”.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Monday, Dr Ernest Addison said, “In its issuance of electronic money, GCB Bank would create electronic value backed by equivalent cash which will afford customers to have access to electronic wallets issued by GCB Bank (Ghana). The GCB Bank plans to leverage on its 189 branch network to offer its own agency banking services.”

He clarified that this is not a form of cryptocurrency or a bitcoin, “it is just electronic money backed by currency. So GCB cannot create money; they are only having an electronic representation of the cedi that the Bank of Ghana puts into circulation. So it is not crypto.”

The Bank of Ghana says it recognises an increasingly digitized environment and has evaluated its role in a digital economy.

The Central Bank is therefore in discussion with key stakeholders to explore a pilot project (in a sandbox environment) on central bank digital currency with the possibility of issuing the e-cedi in the near future.

The move by the Bank of Ghana recognizes the pivotal role in the development of a robust framework to support the digitisation of the Ghanaian economy in a manner that captures and benefits the banking population.

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