Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20220429)

I’ve updated my tabulation of wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) projects, adding the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s Project CBDCPh: https://kiffmeister.com/jurisdictions-where-wholesale-cbdc-is-being-explored.

Telegram adds Toncoin to its messaging app

Telegram now allows users to send and receive Toncoin within its messaging app.  The TON crypto project was originally created by Telegram but later transitioned to an open-source project after an SEC lawsuit alleged Telegram sold unregistered securities. The Telegram platform is said to have over 550 million users, and the TON Foundation’s messaging app bot has over 800,000 users. [Read more]

Upcoming events I’m affiliated with:

The Bank of Ukraine will present virtually on their E-Hryvnia retail CBDC project on May 3 (at 08:00 EST) at the CBDC Think Tank  [Register here]

Satoshi Capital Advisors is hosting a virtual workshop on wholesale CBDC, stablecoins and digital capital markets on May 24 (starting at 08:00 EST). [Register here with the passcode: CBDC]