Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan – RMA

The national currency is the Ngultrum which is pegged to the Indian Rupee.

The RMA issued a report in 2020 about the option CBDCs. 

There is a strong digitization program in Bhutan which recently saw the RuPay card being issued for payments between India and Bhutan.

There are not any exact CBDC plans published but the general direction of innovation is being pursued.

“Although most central banks are evaluating the concept of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the idea of a pilot project on RMA backed CDBC—a Digital Ngultrum, combining the best features of cash and of digital technology could provide additional benefits and support the digital economy.” RMA


By cryptorocks_editor