At the end of March, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) announced the launch of its own Dcash, which will initially circulate in four countries in the region.
Specifically, the digital currency is planned to join the economies of Antigua and Barbuda, Nevis and Saint Lucia, Grenada and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
ECCB Governor, Timothy N.J. Antoine, offered a press conference in which he talked about the company that has been in charge of the technical implementation of Dcash. In the event, he showed the transactions carried out in real time on the digital currency and described it as the first cbdc issued in a group of countries.
“The Dcash Wallet app can provide unbanked residents the opportunity to enroll through the identity verification compliance programs of non-bank financial institutions participating”, said Brian Popelka.
Likewise, beyond integrating Dcash into the financial systems of these four pilot countries, the intention is that in the coming year four more countries from the Eastern Caribbean will be added. These four countries should be Montserrat, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Anguilla.