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 […]

BIS Outlines Six New Projects Focussed on Tokenization, AI and Big Data, Privacy and Security, and Environmental Sustainability

BIS Outlines Six New Projects Focussed on Tokenization, AI and Big Data, Privacy and Security, and Environmental Sustainability

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has outlined its 2024 work programme, introducing six new projects focusing on digital financial technologies. These projects aim to address various challenges in the financial sector, including security and environmental sustainability. The upcoming projects in the 2024 agenda include: Cecilia Skingsley, Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, commented on […]

Blockchain in 2024: The year of institutional adoption

2024 Blockchain Predictions

The following article was written by Gilbert Verdian, Founder and CEO of Quant – a member of the Digital Pound Foundation. This article first appeared on their website. In this article, Gilbert Verdian identifies and interprets some of the most significant blockchain trends for 2024 (CBDC, programmable payments, regulation, interoperability) and explores the profound impact […]

Project Promissa: A New Collaboration Between World Bank, Swiss National Bank and the BIS Innovation Hub to Test Financial Instrument Tokenization

Project Promissa: A New Collaboration Between World Bank, Swiss National Bank and the BIS Innovation Hub to Test Financial Instrument Tokenization

Project Promissa, a new collaboration announced between the BIS Innovation Hub Swiss Centre, the Swiss National Bank, and the World Bank, is spearheading an experiment to revolutionise the way financial instruments, particularly promissory notes, are managed. These notes, traditionally paper-based, are crucial in funding international financial institutions, including multilateral development banks. As part of a […]

Positive Money Partners with the Digital Pound Foundation to Raise Awareness for the Social and Economic Benefits of Digital Money

Positive Money Partners with the Digital Pound Foundation to Raise Awareness for the Social and Economic Benefits of Digital Money

We are delighted to announce that Positive Money has joined the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) as a strategic partner. Positive Money is an independent, not-for-profit research and campaigning organisation working towards a money and banking system that supports a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. The group is politically non-partisan and engages with policymakers from across […]

CBDC: an opportunity to re-think AML regulations?

CBDC: an opportunity to re-think AML regulations?

On 6th December 2023, the Digital Pound Foundation hosted an in-person roundtable consisting of a selection of our Privacy and Identity Working Group members and external participants. The purpose of the roundtable was to share our thinking around the implementation of AML regulations in the digital age and gather feedback from the external participants. This […]

HM Treasury Publishes Comprehensive Review on the Future of Payments in the UK

HM Treasury Publishes Comprehensive Review on the Future of Payments in the UK

In an in-depth review initiated on July 10th, the HM Treasury has conducted a thorough analysis of the UK’s payments landscape and published their Future of Payments Review. Over three months, the review team, led by a seasoned executive with diverse experience in the financial sector, engaged with about 150 stakeholders, including financial institutions, Fintechs, […]

Preserving the Singleness of Money in a Future Digital Currency Ecosystem

Preserving the Singleness of Money in a Future Digital Currency Ecosystem

This event was jointly hosted with Fireblocks on 7 November 2023. During this webinar, Varun Paul announced a new paper entitled ‘Achieving Uniformity of Tokenized Money Through Smart Contracts’. You can download this paper here. About the webinar In the future, multiple different forms of money – both public and private, and both those currently […]

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