Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20220523)

No news worth reporting today, except for the updated G7 story from yesterday (correcting the link to the leaders’ statement).

G7 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors Issue Statement on CBDCs (Link revised)

G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors have issued a statement that, among other things, highlighted the opportunities and implications of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and their potential role in future payment transactions. “[It encouraged] jurisdictions exploring CBDCs to examine the international dimensions of CBDCs, in particular their cross-border use. CBDCs with cross-border functionality may have the potential to spur innovation and open up new ways to meet users’ demand for more efficient international payments, but continued international cooperation will be important to understanding and minimizing any negative spillovers to the international monetary and financial system.” [Read more]

Upcoming events I’m affiliated with:

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]

The CBDC Think Tank is hosting a CBDC Papers Lecture Series on June 17 and 24 starting at 7am EST and running for 4 hours each day. [View list of papers and register here]