Swiss City of Lugano Launches Blockchain Bond with Wholesale CBDC Settlement

Swiss City of Lugano Launches Blockchain Bond with Wholesale CBDC Settlement

In Switzerland, the city of Lugano has announced the issuance of its second blockchain bond, following its initial blockchain bond launch a year prior. This recent issuance, valued at CHF 100 million, integrates with the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) Project Helvetia, marking a significant step by settling transactions in wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC). […]

Updated Digital Euro Legislation Supports Permissionless Blockchains

Updated Digital Euro Legislation Supports Permissionless Blockchains

This week, the EU’s parliamentary Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs convened to discuss the digital Euro, unveiling an updated draft of the digital Euro legislation with significant revisions, including backing for permissionless blockchains. The draft now allows conditional payments in digital Euros on permissionless distributed ledgers, expanding beyond privately issued assets like crypto-assets or […]

DPF Response to FCA Discussion Paper 23/4 – Regulating cryptoassets Phase 1: Stablecoins

DPF Response to FCA Discussion Paper 23/4 - Regulating cryptoassets Phase 1: Stablecoins

The Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (the FCA’s) Discussion Paper 23/4 on Regulating cryptoassets Phase 1: Stablecoins (the “Discussion Paper”). We would like to thank the FCA for the in-depth and comprehensive analysis that has been undertaken in drafting the Discussion Paper, as well as the […]

MiCA’s Significance Criteria: A Tool for Stability or Overreach in Stablecoin Regulation?

MiCA's Significance Criteria: A Tool for Stability or Overreach in Stablecoin Regulation?

A new paper by Patrick Hansen (Circle Internet Financial) and Helmut Bauer (Flawless Money) was recently published via SSRN to explore the intricacies of the European Union’s (EU) regulatory approach to fiat-backed stablecoins within the framework of the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA). The study compares MiCA’s significance regime to established frameworks in banking and […]

The Role of a Digital Pound in Promoting Sustainability

The Role of the Digital Pound in Promoting Sustainability

Executive Summary  The Digital Pound Foundation Use Case Working Group has been working together to identify, develop and refine a series of key use cases that can be used to illustrate the potential of a retail digital Pound for the UK citizen. With a focus on innovation and use cases that cannot easily be served […]

DPF Response to Bank of England Discussion Paper: Regulatory regime for systemic payment systems using stablecoins and related service providers

Bank of England Discussion Paper: Regulatory regime for systemic payment systems using stablecoins and related service providers

The Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Bank of England’s (the Bank’s) Discussion Paper on the Regulatory regime for systemic payment systems using stablecoins and related service providers (the “Discussion Paper”). The DPF’s stated remit is to advocate for and support the implementation of a well-designed digital Pound, in both […]

Monei Launches Euro-Pegged Stablecoin Test under Bank of Spain Supervision

Monei Launches Euro-Pegged Stablecoin Test under Bank of Spain Supervision

Fintech firm Monei has now initiated a pilot program for a stablecoin pegged to the euro, known as EURM, under the oversight of the Bank of Spain. This pilot, which commenced in January as part of the regulatory sandbox, involves a select group of individual participants to ensure a low margin of error. The purpose […]

Digital Currency Glossary

A handy guide to digital currency terms

Foreword This glossary has been produced by UK Finance, The Payments Association, Digital Pound Foundation, TheCityUK, Innovate Finance and City of London Corporation, and supported by CryptoUK, CMS, Clifford Chance, Greengage, Cummings Pepperdine and The Realization Group. This glossary is also available in PDF format – click here to download a print-friendly copy. Digital currencies […]

Digital Pound Foundation joins forces with industry bodies to launch the Digital Currency Glossary, fostering better education on key terms

Digital Pound Foundation joins forces with industry bodies to launch the Digital Currency Glossary, fostering better education on key terms

The Digital Pound Foundation is pleased to be part of launching a new educational tool – the Digital Currency Glossary – which has been developed in collaboration with leading industry bodies and firms including Innovate Finance, TheCityUK, City of London Corporation, UK Finance, The Payments Association, CryptoUK, Clifford Chance, CMS, The Realization Group, Greengage, and […]

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