Monday, 13 July 2020

Central bank group to assess potential cases for digital currencies

The Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank and Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions.

The group will assess CBDC use cases, economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability and the sharing of knowledge on emerging technologies. It will closely coordinate with the relevant institutions and forums. In particular, the Financial Stability Board and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI). 

The group will be co-chaired by Benoît Cœuré, head of the BIS Innovation Hub, and Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England and chair of the CPMI. It will also include senior representatives of the participating institutions.

Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker

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