What is a digital Pound really useful for?

What is a digital Pound really useful for?

About this webinar Aside from simply digitising our national currency to bring it in line with the modern world, what is a digital currency actually useful for? How would a digital Pound make a concrete difference and add value to the way things operate today? Various benefits are put forward for Central Bank Digital Currencies […]

UK Forum for Digital Currencies Joint Policy Statement

Five associations have come together to form a new alliance – the UK Forum for Digital Currencies (UK FDC) – which aims to develop better policies, practice and regulation around digital and currencies. Members include the City of London Corporation, Digital Pound Foundation, The Payments Association, TheCityUK and UK Finance. Digital currencies have been gaining […]

New DPF Working Group launches to uncover real-world use cases for a digital Pound

New DPF Working Group launches to uncover real-world use cases for a digital Pound

The Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) is delighted to announce the launch of its Use Case Working Group co-led by Andrew Dare, CGI, and William Lorenz, DPF Expert Contributor, and would like to invite existing – and new – DPF members to participate. This is a practical Working Group looking to uncover real-world use cases for […]

Five associations form industry alliance to guide the UK’s digital currency future

Five associations form industry alliance to guide the UK’s digital currency future

Source: UK Finance Five associations have come together to form a new alliance – the UK Forum for Digital Currencies (UK FDC) – which will celebrate innovation and collaboration across the payments industry Members include the City of London Corporation, Digital Pound Foundation, The Payments Association, TheCityUK and UK Finance. The aim of the alliance is to develop better policies, practice and regulation […]

The Geopolitics of CBDCs

The Geopolitics of CBDCs

Written by Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead for the Digital Pound Foundation Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) – a digital form of central bank-issued fiat currency – have seen explosive growth in interest over the past four years. At the start of 2023, 114 countries, representing 95% of global GDP, are currently exploring CBDC, of which 60 […]

DPF First Year Anniversary – A Year in Review

DPF First Year Anniversary – A Year in Review

On the first anniversary of the launch of the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF), we were delighted to welcome cross-industry participants to an in-person get-together and to give an update on our progress since launch. Susan Friedman, Head of Policy at Ripple and Chair of the Digital Pound Foundation welcomed the level of policy engagement with […]

Privacy Roundtable – Part 1: Balancing individual and societal needs

Privacy Roundtable - Part 1: Balancing individual and societal needs

The Digital Pound Foundation held the first in a planned series of Roundtable events on Wednesday 21st September to discuss the topic of protecting and balancing privacy within the context of CBDCs and other new forms of digital money.  The Roundtable was in the form of a 90-minute closed, in-person moderated discussion. It was a […]