Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (02/04/2022)*

Pilot CBDC outage due to expired certificate, ECCB says

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has revealed that an expired certificate caused its pilot central bank digital currency (CBDC), DCash, to go offline from January 14. Karina Johnson, the ECCB project manager for the DCash pilot, said that “the version of Hyperledger Fabric (HLF)”, the network that hosts DCash’s distributed ledger, “had a certificate expire”. To install an up-to-date certificate, the currency’s operators are undertaking “a version change of HLF and associated systems. [Read more]

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Central Bank Digital Currency Workshop, Hosted by the CBDC Think Tank

The CBDC Think Tank (CBDCTT)  is hosting an in-person CBDC Workshop in Washington DC on February 24 exclusively for central bank and finance ministry staff looking to understand and position for CBDC issuance.  [Register here]