Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20230125)

CBDCTracker.org updated it’s (almost) real-time basis central bank digital currency (CBDC) database. Jonas Gross provides highlights on Twitter.

Privacy and central bank digital currencies

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) published actionable recommendations for enhancing privacy in #CBDC systems. The paper can be downloaded here, but the DEA provided a punchier version on Twitter. [Download the paper here]

Agility in the design and development of CBDCs: From discovery through launch

Amazon Web Services (AWS) published their views on best CBDC design practices through an agile development lifecycle. This framework aligns the design of a CBDC to the goals of a particular central bank and its stakeholders. Each stage throughout this process encourages reflection on a central bank’s policy vision and only recommends proceeding with a CBDC if alignment remains with all relevant policy goals. [Download the paper here]

UK Treasury Is Looking for CBDC Head as It Explores Digital Pound

The U.K. Treasury is seeking a “Head of Central Bank Digital Currency” to lead its work on a potential digital pound. The CBDC chief will lead the Treasury team as it works with the Bank of England on the government’s soon to be issued consultation on the digital pound, the listing continues. This role will fit into the existing Payments and Fintech Team and is a separate from the current head of crypto-assets and digital currencies. [Read more at CoinDesk]

Kiffmeister’s global central bank digital currency monthly monitor

Just a reminder that I produce a monthly digest of central bank digital currency (CBDC) developments exclusively for the official sector. So for any of you out there who work for a central bank, ministry of finance or international financial institution who would like to receive it by email on the first business day of every month, please DM me on LinkedIn or email me at chronicles@kiffmeister.com.

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