• Ripple leadership team highlighted Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) as one of the biggest trends in 2023.
• Ripple is actively working with the private and public sectors to drive this agenda, specifically in the United Kingdom.
• On Thursday, January 26, James Wallis, Vice President of Central Bank Engagements and CBDCs at Ripple will deliver the keynote at a webinar addressing the potential use cases and benefits of a digital pound.
Ripple, a leading financial technology company, has been at the forefront of predicting and driving the next big trend in banking and finance: Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). As the global economy continues to shift towards digital currencies, Ripple is actively working with both the private and public sectors to shape the future of CBDCs and their applications.
To further drive this agenda, Ripple has recently joined the Digital Pound Foundation in the United Kingdom, with Susan Friedman, Head of Policy, representing the foundation as a board member. The foundation is focused on the development and launch of a digital pound in the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, January 26, Ripple will be hosting a webinar to address the potential use cases and benefits of the digital pound. James Wallis, Vice President of Central Bank Engagements and CBDCs at Ripple, will deliver the keynote address. Joining Wallis in the discussion will be William Lorenz (co-leader of the Digital Pound Foundation’s use case working group), Chris Ostrowski (CEO and co-founder, SODA), Jakub Zmuda (strategy officer, Modulr), Andrew Dare (CTO banking and financial markets director advisory expert, CGI), Claire Conby (managing director at Billon), and David Karney (head of digital assets, Worldline).
The discussion will focus on the potential for a digital pound to benefit the UK economy, as well as the advantages that CBDCs could provide to businesses and consumers. Wallis and the panel will explore the use cases for a digital pound, including its potential to reduce costs, enhance security, and provide more efficient transactions. Furthermore, the panel will discuss the regulatory and legal framework that would need to be in place to ensure the safe and secure use of digital pounds.
Ultimately, the webinar will provide insight into the potential of a digital pound, as well as the challenges and opportunities that it could bring to the UK economy. With Ripple’s expertise and the Digital Pound Foundation’s commitment to the development of CBDCs, the webinar will be an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the potential of a digital pound.