Understanding CBDCs: A Policymaker's Guide

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More than 90 countries around the world are in some phase of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) exploration, whether research, pilot, or implementation. More countries are committing to ambitious timelines to bring digital currencies to their citizens.

With CBDCs fast-tracking to the public agenda, what do policymakers and regulators need to know? What are the benefits? What are the challenges? How do they get started?

Join us for a two-part webinar discussion on the policy and technical considerations for policymakers on the road to a CBDC future. Leaders from the public and private sectors will share their views on what is top of mind for decision-makers and weigh in on the Stellar Development Foundation's (SDF) latest policy paper, Understanding CBDCs: A Guidebook for Regulators and Policymakers.

The first part of the event will focus on policy considerations and why Central Banks should consider a CBDC. Speakers include :

Denelle Dixon, CEO & Executive Director, SDF
Robin Newnham, Head of Policy Analysis and Capacity Building, Alliance for Financial Inclusion
Bénédicte Nolens, Head of the Hong Kong Centre, BIS Innovation Hub
Josh Lipsky, Director, Geoeconomics Center, Atlantic Council

The second half of the discussion will focus on the technical considerations, looking at how central banks can build for interoperability and why open networks like Stellar are right for CBDCs. Speakers include:

Jason Chlipala, COO, SDF
Simon Chantry, CIO, Bitt