Central Banks

Government of Pakistan to invite PayPal, Amazon and Ebay into Pakistan

PayPal in Pakistan At a recent conference in Islamabad, Pakistan’s Minister for State for IT and Telecom: Anusha Rehman cites that the government will soon invite the likes of PayPal, Amazon and Ebay into Pakistan to start operations. This news first popped up on my timeline by a post carried out by ProPakistani and then one …

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Bitcoin Remittance Transfers: What Central Banks look for in Remittances?

The world of remittances is changing fast. New innovative methods for money transfer are now being applied to the remittance industry with a pace never seen before. A question often asked of me is why a certain method of remittance is deemed correct and an alternative method not? Well, lets take a look at a …

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How We Pay? A Federal Reserve Payment Study (2014).

“Changes in technology have affected not only how people live and work, but also how individuals and businesses pay for goods and services. The Federal Reserve’s most recent triennial study of the payments system highlights a number of shifts in this dynamic arena.” This is a pretty nifty, 4-page read, extracted from the EconSouth Jan/April …

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