Sunday, July 19, 2020

OMFIF - Update on Central Bank Digital Currencies

New OMFIF update is posted below

        Updates on efforts to implement central bank digital currencies are discussed

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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.

Listen to the recording, or search 'OMFIF' on your smartphone's podcast app.

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.

Read the full commentary

Meeting: Bank of Thailand’s wholesale CBDC

London, Europe
Wed 22 Jul 2020 10:00 - 11:00

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.

Register your interest to attend.

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