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Tokenised assets and CBDC progress in Switzerland and the UK

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Tokenised assets and CBDC progress in Switzerland and the UK

Friday ​30 April 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.17.5

Commentary: Swiss expect digital corporate bonds before year’s end

By Philip Moore in London

Tim Grant, head of business at SIX Digital Exchange, is a strong believer in the potential of distributed ledger technology to transform financial services. Alongside Thomas Moser, alternate member of the governing board of the Swiss National Bank, Grant provided OMFIF’s DMI Symposium yesterday with a timely update on Project Helvetia. He is hopeful that by 2023 the trading of tokenised assets in central bank money on DLT will be a reality.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Bank of England’s approach to digital currencies and cross-border payments

Thursday 13 May, 13:00-13:45 BST

The pandemic has accelerated the transformation of payments, with many countries looking into CBDCs, upgrading real-time gross settlement systems or discussing next steps for cross-border payments. Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England, discusses the outlook for CBDCs, expands on the timeframe for payment innovation and outlines the steps needed to improve national and cross-border payments and settlements.

Register to attend here.

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