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Analysis

Fintech

OMFIF's Focus on Fintech aims to provide analysis on developments in financial technology, taking into account digital currencies, cybersecurity, big data, regulation and financial inclusion.

Meetings

Digital disruption, blockchain and the future of capital markets - 15 February 2016
Roundtable with Greg Medcraft, Chairman of the Iosco Board on digital disruption, blockchain and the future of capital markets.

Digital globalisation, capital flows and the fintech policy landscape - 7 April 2016
Lunch discussion with Susan Lund, partner at McKinsey Global Institute on digital globalisation, capital flows and the fintech policy landscape.

Central banks, digital currencies and monetary policy in the times of elastic money - 11 July 2017
Roundtable briefing with Mojmír Hampl, vice governor of the Czech National Bank on central banks, digital currencies and monetary policy in the times of elastic money.

Podcasts

To listen to the podcasts, please search for OMFIF on your smartphone's podcast app or via iTunes.

Episode one (part one): Central banks and digital currencies

Hiromi Yamaoka, director general of the payments and settlements systems department at the Bank of Japan, joins Oliver Thew, programmes manager at OMFIF, in conversation in the first podcast of the fintech series.

Their discussion examines the potential economic impact of central bank digital currencies, including the benefits and risks. They also consider the use of decentralised leger technology for clearing and settling payments.

Episode one (part two): Central banks and digital currencies

Mojmír Hampl, vice-governor of the Czech National Bank, joins Oliver Thew, programmes manager at OMFIF, for the second podcast in the ‘Focus on fintech’ series.

The podcast examines the risks and benefits of developing a central bank-issued digital currency, the implications for monetary policy and financial stability, and the limits on the ability of private cryptocurrencies to challenge fiat currencies.

Analysis

Banking, fintech: a potent force
Piyush Gupta, DBS Bank

Canada explores digital currencies
Carolyn Wilkins, Bank of Canada