Updates on efforts to implement central bank digital currencies are discussed
Podcast: CBDC is a public good, not a private business case
Wolfram Seidemann, chief executive officer of G+D Currency Technology, joins David Marsh, chairman of OMFIF, to discuss how central bank digital currency has gained traction among public and private sector institutions and if Covid-19 is a motivating factor for central banks to adopt digital currency. They also discuss the state of blockchain technology, privacy concerns and the benefits CBDC may offer to society during the pandemic.
Commentary: Cambodia edges towards digital payments
By Bhavin Patel in London
Serey Chea, director general of the National Bank of Cambodia, talks to Bhavin Patel, senior economist and head of fintech research at OMFIF, about the country's soon-to-launch mobile payments platform, Bakong. With this new system, the NBC hopes to improve financial inclusion and promote the use of Cambodia's local currency over the dollar.
Virtual roundtable with Kasidit Tansanguan, Sarun Youngnoi and Vijak Sethaput, Bank of Thailand
Leaders of Bank of Thailand’s Project Inthanon discuss how distributed ledger technology could enhance the country’s financial infrastructure and pave the way to a decentralised real-time gross settlement system using a wholesale central bank digital currency.