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Solomon Islands partners with Soramitsu on CBDC pilot

Central bank digital currency (CBDC) development has been ongoing globally at a brisk pace in 2023 and smaller nations, like the Solomon Islands with a population of over 700,000, are no exception when it comes to that process with the introduction of Bokolo Cash. Solomon Islands Central Bank (CBSI) has officially unveiled the proof-of-concept for its CBDC named Bokolo Cash, with support from Japanese blockchain firm Soramitsu. Bokolo Cash is pegged to the value of one Solomon Islands dollar. The proof-of-concept pilot was launched on Tuesday by way of a keynote speech given by Manasseh Sogavare, the prime minister of the archipelago.

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