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Digital Currencies: Funding the digital future

Challenge

Today’s global economy faces a host of challenges—liquidity entrapment, expensive and slow payment and settlement, siloed systems and an overreliance on account-to-account transfer. This leads to complex operational overhead, increased credit, counterparty and settlement risk, as well as customer frustration.

Solution

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) can change the way liquidity is managed, enable faster cross-border payments, and deliver real-time person-to-person transfers with instant settlement. By using CBDCs, central banks and monetary authorities can drive efficiency and transparency, while maintaining monetary policy and financial stability in their region.

Featured CBDC projects

Project Jura

The Banque de France, Swiss National Bank and the BIS Innovation Hub together with Accenture, Credit Suisse, Natixis, R3, Six Digital Exchange and UBS recently completed an experiment using wholesale CBDC to enhance speed efficiency and transparency in cross-border settlement.

Project Helvetia

BIS Innovation Hub, SIX and Swiss National Bank recently completed Phase II of Project Helvetia, which used Corda to demonstrate that tokenized assets can be settled in wholesale CBDC.

Project Dunbar

Brings together the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank Negara Malaysia, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and South African Reserve Bank with the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub to test the use of CBDCs for international settlements.

Riksbank

R3 partners with Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, piloting their initiative on Corda to determine whether it is possible to issue a digital complement to cash called e-krona.

Digital Tenge Pilot

The National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in conjunction with R3 and Accenture, explored the capability and impact of Retail CBDC as a third form of central bank money, alongside cash and central bank reserves. The Digital Tenge Pilot is one of the most comprehensive studies on retail CBDC, with an exploration into offline payments, tokenization of ownership, customized anonymity, and integration with existing systems.

R3 Digital Currency Accelerator

To help regulated market participants stay ahead of the curve, R3 developed the Digital Currency Accelerator to fast-track the issuance, management and distribution of two primary types of digital currencies—CBDCs and fiat-backed stablecoins, a currency token backed by a fiat currency. The Digital Currency Accelerator is underpinned by Corda, the leading open core DLT platform for regulated entities, and managed by R3.

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