The State of Global CBDC Adoption with Darrell Duffie

The State of Global CBDC Adoption with Darrell Duffie

Source: Ripple Each quarter we’ll be going under the hood with professors from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) to gain a deeper understanding of trending topics in crypto and blockchain, and highlight their insights and key takeaways.  There seem to be almost as many opinions about the viability and best use of Central Bank Digital Currencies […]

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 […]

China’s digital yuan gets smart contract functionality alongside new use cases

China’s digital yuan gets smart contract functionality alongside new use cases

Source: Cointelegraph China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) — the digital yuan, or eCNY — has received upgrades giving it smart contract functionality alongside a series of newly unveiled use cases. The smart contract function was launched on the Meituan app, a Chinese app offering retail and food delivery services, according to a Jan. 17 report by local […]

Universal Digital Payments Network launched at Davos

Universal Digital Payments Network launched at Davos

Source: Finextra A Universal Digital Payments Network (UDPN) for stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) was launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. The network aims to provide interoperability between these digital currencies. UDPN has been in development for the last two years with contributions from GFT, Red Date Technology, TOKO, and […]

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 […]

Bank of America Says CBDCs Are the Future of Money and Payments

Bank of America Says CBDCs Are the Future of Money and Payments

Source: Coindesk Digital currencies, such as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, are the natural evolution of money and payments, Bank of America said in a research report on Tuesday. “CBDCs do not change the definition of money, but will likely change how and when value is transferred over the next 15 years,” analysts […]

Bank of Tanzania progress on central bank digital currency

Bank of Tanzania progress on central bank digital currency

Source: Bank of Tanzania In recent times, there has been a rapid increase of financial innovation globally due totechnological advancement. One of the innovations dominating contemporary policydiscussions is central bank digital currency (CBDC). Albeit defined in a variety of ways,CBDC is a digital or virtual form of a country fiat currency issued and regulated by […]

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 […]

UK Treasury minister says wholesale stablecoin will precede CBDC

UK Treasury minister says wholesale stablecoin will precede CBDC

Source: Ledger Insights The UK’s Treasury envisages a private wholesale stablecoin launching before a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Enabling legislation, the Financial Services and Markets Bill (FSM), covers stablecoins and is expected to pass around April. If the Bank of England launches a CBDC, the first use case is likely to be interbank settlements using a wholesale CBDC. […]