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The Future of Finance Meetings for 2021 will bring together a variety of high-profile financial speakers. We will host a series of discussions, articles and interviews across all of our chosen themes: Data, Digital Identity, Securities, Asset Management, Law and Regulation, Payments, Money, Insurance, Pensions, Real Estate, Technology and Funding FinTechs. Follow this page for further updates.

Is this how CBDCs will happen in the major global currencies?

A Future of Finance webinar February 23 at 2pm UK time When it came to digital money useable on blockchain networks, the choice between central bank money and commercial bank money used to feel binary: Stablecoins and tokenised deposits and e-money were stopgaps pending the introduction of CBDCs. But as the threat of Stablecoins that…

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A thousand dApps will bloom on the solid foundations of CBDCs

Key Insights From This Interview The global consensus on the need to regulate asset-backed Stablecoins, and in particular to restrict issuance to banks, means these instruments are effectively being brought within the regulations applied to the banking industry (1). Being regulated as a bank entails obligations but also brings privileges, such as access to central…

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 A thousand dApps will bloom on the solid foundations of CBDCs

A Future of Finance interview with Ricardo Correia, Head of Digital Currencies at R3. Dominic Hobson 00:14:  Hello, I’m Dominic Hobson, co-founder of Future of Finance, spoke to Ricardo Correia, head of digital currencies at R3, where he leads a team that is working with central banks and financial institutions that are exploring CBDCs and…

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Embrace this digital future or die – Summary

This is the summary of a discussion hosted by Future of Finance in London on 20 September. A presentation by Dr Ian Hunt on his recently published paper, Digital Issuance – An Optimal Model for Digital Assets and Transactions, was followed by a discussion with an expert panel and the members of an invited audience,…

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Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo?

A summary of the webinar of June 22 2022 entitled Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? SUMMARY 5.14 Is progress towards cheaper, faster, more accessible and more transparent cross-border payments too slow? Making cross- border payments faster, cheaper, more accessible and more transparent in terms of cost has support at the highest political…

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Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs?

A summary of the webinar of May 18 2022 entitled Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? CBDCS are widely expected to be the key to unlocking the potential of tokenisation as a technique for transforming payments and securities issuance, trading, servicing and safekeeping, and for bringing a host of new asset classes –…

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Has reform of cross border payments lost its mojo? (22 June 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with payments professionals, banks, payments infrastructure, regulators and technology companies Wednesday June 22 at 2pm UK time Cross-border payments are, in the now familiar mantra of the G20, slow, expensive, opaque and inaccessible. This matters because, despite a slowdown in the rate of growth of world trade, cross-border payments are…

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The Engineering and Design Problems of Building a US Dollar CBDC

The central bank that runs the major global reserve currency has largely resisted the temptation to join the increasingly animated debate about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). But this summer will see the publication by the Federal Reserve of a major consultation paper on making the US dollar available as a CBDC.

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​French CBDC strategy is characteristically conservative

With virtually every central bank on the planet investigating the risks and benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) it is easy to lose sight of the differences between their approaches. The Banque de France, in keeping with its longstanding suspicion of market-led innovation, is trying to control the pace of the digital currency revolution.

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CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES PART II (12th January 2021)

CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES PART II (12th January 2021) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH CENTRAL BANKERS, TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS, BLOCKCHAIN EXPERTS AND BANKS Tuesday 12 January 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK Time A summary and recording of the first discussion can be found here Questions posed from CBDC discussion Part I in July 2020 which will…

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CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES (7TH JULY 2020)

CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES(7TH JULY 2020) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH CENTRAL BANKERS, BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS AND BANKS Tuesday 7 July 2020 2.00-3.00 pm UK time One in four people now live in a jurisdiction where the central bank is exploring whether to issue a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), and one in ten of those central banks…

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