Central Bank Digital Currency Working Group – Q3 2020

R3 is excited to be launching a CBDC Working Group to dive deeper into the global use of CBDC on DLT.

The initiative brings together the foremost experts on the development and applicability of CBDC through an invite-only core working group. Participants include major central banks, critical regulatory agencies, financial institutions, global payment networks, and leading technology providers.

We have found significant interest in a DLT-based CBDC – both in terms of customer demand as well as from positive feedback on our recent whitepaper, Central Bank Digital Currency: an Innovation in Payments. Given our experience in driving collaboration through working groups and consortia in the past, we are excited to host an initiative that will bring together the diverse ecosystem that will define the use of this technology.

The sessions will provide a collaborative forum for customers, partners, R3 and the wider ecosystem to discuss the emerging CBDC landscape and learn from thought leaders and practitioners. Each session will highlight notable initiatives and explore the requirements of a CBDC on DLT, working towards a set of executable models for the creation and governance of CBDC. The sessions begin in early July 2020 and run through October 2020. Following the working group, findings will be aggregated into a white paper, and participants may have the option to join a related trial (demo) run by the R3 team. Formal invitations with additional details on related fees, guest speakers and participants, detailed schedules, and expected inputs and outputs will be distributed in early June.

We continue to receive great suggestions for topics and would welcome feedback in order to ensure we engage the interests of the group.

Please complete the form below to register your interest:

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