Kiffmeister’s #Fintech Daily Digest (20230302) announced another update to its central bank digital currency (CBDC) tracker database. Atakan Kavuklu has provided a detailed summary of the most notable developments here. [See here for more detail]

Reserve Bank of Australia research project exploring use cases for CBDC

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) announced 14 use case proposals, along with their providers, that will participate in RBA/DFCRC CBDC pilots. The cases include offline payments, tax automation and a CBDC for “trusted Web3 commerce,” with participants ranging from banks — such as Commonwealth Bank and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) bank — to payment providers like Mastercard. According to the September 2022 RBA white paper, use case end users will be selected by the use case providers. A report on the project is expected to be published around the middle of the year. [Read more at the RBA]

Coinbase to halt trading of Binance USD for not meeting listing standards

Coinbase will suspend trading for Binance USD (BUSD) on March 13, 2023, on or around 12pm ET. The decision was based on the exchange’s internal monitoring and review processes, which  determined that it no longer met Coinbase’s listing standards. Customers will still have access to and be able to withdraw BUSD funds. [Read more on Twitter]

Upcoming conferences, webinars and speaking engagements:

  • I’ll be providing a (probably virtual) update on global central bank digital currency (CBDC) developments at the Digital Euro Association Digital Euro Conference on March 31 in Frankfurt. [Register here]
  • I’ll be moderating a panel on “what happens when the lights go out…different schemes for offline functionality” at the in-person Digital Currency Conference (DCC) in Mexico City on May 18. [Register here]

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

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