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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UDPN Partners with Digital Pound Foundation to Support Development of Digital Currencies

UDPN Partners with Digital Pound Foundation to Support Development of Digital Currencies

The Universal Digital Payments Network (UDPN), a payment infrastructure that makes international payments possible for digital currencies of tomorrow, including regulated stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), has joined the Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) as a strategic partner. The Digital Pound Foundation is a member-led forum supporting the introduction of a well-designed digital Pound. […]

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