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CBDC front runners, US crypto-asset regulation: approach, risks and outlook

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CBDC front runners, US crypto-asset regulation: approach, risks and outlook

Tuesday 23 February 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.8.2

Commentary: CBDC front runners 

Several advanced and prominent central bank digital currency initiatives are setting the standard in research, identification of credible policy objectives, use cases and technological design. These projects are among the first to outline approaches to the on-the-ground realities and practicalities of implementation. China, Cambodia, Singapore, Sweden and the Bahamas are leading the world when it comes to CBDC, providing a guide for how others could develop their own projects.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: US crypto-asset regulation outlook

Wednesday 24 February, 15:00-16:00 GMT

With the much-anticipated Diem stablecoin entering the market, the focus on crypto-assets in payment systems has increased exponentially. The challenge of fostering growth and innovation while ensuring risks are managed to safeguard financial stability is key to the development of effective regulation. Tim Massad, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, discusses how regulators are addressing these concerns, while examining cybersecurity and the case for a coordinated approach to regulation.

Request to attend the meeting.-

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