Modernizing Financial Markets with Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency (wCBDC)

Modernizing Financial Markets with Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency (wCBDC)

Achieving secure and efficient modernisation of wholesale financial markets will require close collaboration between the public and private sectors. As such, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, have published a new report exploring practical insights for policymakers and the private sector as they plan for the potential adoption of wCBDCs. Nearly all central […]

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) partners with the Digital Pound Foundation

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) partners with the Digital Pound Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) has joined the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) as a strategic partner. GBBC is the largest leading industry association for the blockchain technology and digital assets community. Launched in Davos in 2017 as a Swiss-based non-profit, GBBC has more than 500 institutional members, and 301 […]

Ripple’s USD-backed stablecoin aims to bridge traditional finance and DeFi

Ripple's USD-backed stablecoin aims to bridge traditional Finance and DeFi

The stablecoin market is expected to soar to a staggering $3 trillion within the next four years. In anticipation of this explosive expansion and recognising the escalating prominence of stablecoins in global financial ecosystems, Ripple has unveiled plans to introduce a new stablecoin pegged 1:1 to the US dollar (USD), fully backed by a combination […]

KodeLab joins the Digital Pound Foundation as an Associate Member

KodeLab joins the Digital Pound Foundation as an Associate Member

We are pleased to announce the addition of KodeLab to the Digital Pound Foundation’s membership community. They join the Foundation as an Associate Member. KodeLab is a full service consultancy specialising in digital assets, blockchain and AI. They also have a technology product suite enabling business end-users to instantly unlock ultra-flexible credit/liquidity in their properties […]

Navigating the Future Stablecoin Market

Navigating the Future Stablecoin Market

About this webinar Date: Thursday April 25, 2024Time: 15:00-16:00 BST According to CCData’s recent Stablecoins & CBDCs research report, stablecoin trading volumes on centralised exchanges rose 4.54% to $1.05tn in January 2024, reaching their highest level for 3 years. The market is rapidly expanding and also growing more complex with popular stablecoin features including not […]

SWIFT to Unveil CBDC Platform in Move Towards Digital Banking

SWIFT to Unveil CBDC Platform in Move Towards Digital Banking

In a significant development for the global banking sector, SWIFT, the international banking communications network, has announced plans to launch a new platform within the next 12 to 24 months. This platform aims to integrate the emerging central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) with the current financial system. The initiative underscores the rapidly growing interest in […]

From Pilot to Policy: The Accelerated Adoption of Digital Currencies in MENA

From Pilot to Policy: The Accelerated Adoption of Digital Currencies in MENA

A significant focus has been placed on the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, highlighting the UAE’s strides in digital currency integration. A recent EY report outlined the UAE Central Bank’s ongoing efforts to incorporate the digital Dirham, inviting commercial banks and payment processors to […]

Hong Kong Introduces Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox for Emerging Crypto Businesses

Hong Kong Introduces Stablecoin Issuer Sandbox for Emerging Crypto Businesses

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has introduced a new initiative for stablecoin issuers, termed the stablecoin issuer sandbox arrangement. This initiative is designed as a communicative bridge between the HKMA and entities interested in the stablecoin market. It aims to set clear regulatory expectations for those issuing fiat-backed stablecoins and offers a platform for […]

Project Agila to Finalise Philippines Wholesale CBDC Pilot in 2024

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines Central Bank) is set to finalise its wholesale CBDC pilot, known as Project Agila, within the year. The project, which sees the collaboration of six local financial institutions, is exploring the potential of using CBDC for securities transactions, as indicated by Mamerto Tangonan, the Deputy Governor for Payments and Currency Management Sector.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines Central Bank) is set to finalise its wholesale CBDC pilot, known as Project Agila, within the year. The project, which sees the collaboration of six local financial institutions, is exploring the potential of using CBDC for securities transactions, as indicated by Mamerto Tangonan, the Deputy Governor for Payments and […]

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