Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua: In Conversation with Ian Woolford, Director of Money and Cash

The Central Bank Payments News team recently sat down with Ian Woolford, Director of Money and Cash at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand — Te Pūtea Matua, for an in-depth discussion on the reserve bank’s Future of Money work program.

SODA: Offline Digital Currency Technical Considerations

In this article, John Kiff provides a view of how offline digital currencies work based on publicly-available information provided in academic papers and vendor white papers.

Bank of Albania: In Conversation with Ledia Bregu, Part Two

In part two of our interview with Ledia Bregu, Director of Payment Systems, Accounting and Finance Department for the Bank of Albania (BoA), the conversation turned to AIPS EURO, a new payments infrastructure launched in 2022, Albania’s EU membership…

Digital Pound Foundation: Advocating for a Well-Designed Digital Pound

The Digital Pound Foundation (DPF) is a non-profit organisation that advocates for a well-designed digital pound, enabling both public and private sectors to fully engage in the design, development, and adoption of a digital Pound, thus contributing to…

SEACEN: Eye on The South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre

Currently, SEACEN reaches out to 35 central banks (19 member central banks, 8 associate members, and 8 observers), and the Centre collaborates with 28 strategic partners in the areas of macroeconomic and monetary policy management, financial stability,…

Why CBDC is also a Commercial Bank Digital Currency

While the first two words of CBDC relate to central banks, they are not the sole stakeholders of the technology. But where do commercial banks and other financial institutions fit into this disruptive transformation, what will their role look like, and…

Cryptobanknotes: Blockchain-Based Cash for Cryptocurrencies, Stablecoins and CBDCs

Cryptobanknotes are the first generation of hybrid banknotes produced using banknote printing technologies and blockchain technology. They will have their own e-wallet and interact with it using software, thanks to machine-readable codes printed on the…

Visa: How CBDC Can Help Drive Digitization and Responsible Innovation

In this article, we will focus on the various aspects of CBDC that can help drive digitization and promote responsible innovation. We believe digitization will help drive new value created in the global economy in the coming decade. However, the rate…

Pinaka Consulting: Reflecting on the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s CBDC Journey - A Consultant’s Perspective

Pinaka Consulting served the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on its CBDC project, providing programme management and technical oversight in the design, development, implementation, and operationalisation of the DCash product. With the DCash pilot…

Kazakhstan: Future of Payment and Digital Financial Infrastructure

The National Bank of Kazakhstan is building payment and digital financial infrastructure in the interests of everyone. These projects are aimed to stimulate competition, increase security and convenience, and, importantly, reduce the cost of financial…