Aside from simply digitising our national currency to bring it in line with the modern world, what is a digital currency actually useful for? How would a digital Pound make a concrete difference and add value to the way things operate today? Various benefits are put forward for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and new forms of digital money including delivering more efficient payment mechanisms, promoting financial inclusion, digitising trade and so on. In this webinar, we will hear from a range of practitioners who are piloting or implementing real-world use cases for a digital Pound and debate with a panel of experts around where CBDCs and privately-issued stablecoins can really deliver on these goals.
William Lorenz - Co-Lead Digital Pound Foundation Use Cases Working Group (moderator)
James Wallis - Vice President, Ripple, Central Bank Engagements and CBDCs (keynote)
Chris Ostrowski - CEO and Co-Founder, Soda
Jakub Zmuda - Chief Strategy Officer, Modulr
Andrew Dare - CTO Banking and Financial Markets Director Consulting Expert, CGI (TBC)
Claire Conby - Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer, Billon
David Karney - Head of Digital Assets, Worldline
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 GMT
This webinar is being hosted by The Realization Group on behalf of the Digital Pound Foundation.