Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (12/15/2021)

CBDCTracker.org has updated its searchable central bank digital currency (CBDC) database to include about 15 updates of both retail and wholesale CBDC projects. Furthermore it includes a new “technology” search filter. [More here]

Kazakhstan’s central bank publishes update on its CBDC deliberations

The National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan published the results of the first phase of its digital tenge (DT) retail CBDC pilot project. The first phase included proof-of-concept (PoC) testing based on R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology-based platform. The PoC tested basic DT life cycle scenarios, from emission/distribution to purchases and transfers. Also, potential DT users were surveyed and interviewed to clarify priorities and needs in the development of new payment instruments. [Read more]

SEBA Launches First Regulated Gold Token to Enable Digital Ownership of Physical Gold

Swiss digital asset banking platform SEBA is offering a stablecoin backed by physical gold for any-time on-demand delivery of the physical metal. It was developed in conjunction with Argor-Heraeus, a leading service provider in the precious metal industry, and aXedras, a blockchain-based precious metal platform. [Read more]

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