PNC Bank has joined RippleNet which uses blockchain-based systems to make international payments. It is emerging as a competitor to the current Swift Bank system of international finance.
Jackson Hole Update Central bankers from around the world gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on August 23 for the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s annual retreat. This is a synopsis of what they said. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-23/fed-s-bullard-wants-more-insurance-cuts-as-jackson-hole-begins