Global Counsel partners with the Digital Pound Foundation

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We are delighted to announce that Global Counsel has become a strategic partner of the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF). Global Counsel is a global strategic advisory firm providing integrated consultancy services to clients working with policy change. Global Counsel and the DPF will collaborate on areas of overlapping interest across their policy and advocacy activities, […]

Insights from Ripple’s 2023 Trends in Regional Payments Report

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Source: Ripple The global payments industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. The race is on to stay ahead of dramatic shifts in consumer preferences, regulatory changes, and technological innovations. A consistent theme across these advances is the use of modern payment solutions, including blockchain-enabled payments, to realize faster, more inclusive, and transparent customer experiences.  […]

An Accelerated Shift to Instant Payments Across Europe

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Source: Ripple (This post was originally published in 2022 and has been updated as of May 2024) Instant payments continue the forward march as the transaction method of choice for consumers and businesses across the European Union and the United Kingdom. Entities like the European Commission (EC) are behind the progress, working to build more […]

Exploring the Potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies in Africa

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Source: Ripple (This post was originally published in 2022 and has been updated as of May 2024) A few reasons for the aforementioned financial exclusion include cost barriers to opening an account, high remittance fees, a lack of identifying documentation, limited access to physical bank branches, and an economy that still largely operates on cash. […]

Digital Money Event 2024

Digital Pound Conference 2024

Details Location: London, United KingdomDate: Wednesday 23 October 2024Organised by: Digital Pound Foundation Description The Digital Money Event 2024 is the destination annual event for discussing the implementation of a digital Pound in both public and private forms. Assembling up to 200 guests, our members, partners, fintechs, policymakers, leading academics and the media will meet to […]

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 […]

Quant, HSBC, R3, Visa, among 13 others chosen by UK Finance to join next prototype phase

UK Finance selects Quant, HSBC, R3, Visa, among 13 others to join their prototype phase

UK Finance has unveiled plans for a new phase of experimentation within the UK Regulated Liability Network (RLN), involving eleven of its member institutions. The RLN initiative aims to establish a versatile ‘platform for innovation’ accommodating various forms of currency, including traditional commercial bank deposits and tokenized equivalents. By fostering collaboration among multiple stakeholders in […]

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 […]

South Africa Plans to Embrace Digital Payments and Blockchain for Greater Financial Inclusion

South Africa Plans to Embrace Digital Payments and Blockchain for Greater Financial Inclusion

South Africa’s latest annual budget unveils a strategic plan by the treasury to enhance digital payment adoption. This initiative includes a thorough evaluation of stablecoins and blockchain technology, aiming to enrich the lives of marginalized communities. The 2024 budget review underscores the urgency of structural reforms and the improvement of public financial management, with a […]

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 […]

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