Shaping a safer and more accessible payments system in South America

Virtual roundtableDigital Monetary Institute
Tue 28 Nov 202315:00 - 16:00

The payments landscape is changing rapidly and central banks are faced with the choice of whether they want to launch their own digital currencies. Uruguay’s experience with its e-Peso pilot project offers valuable insights for central banks looking to make that choice.

Adolfo Sarmiento, head of economic policy and markets from Banco Central del Uruguay, joins OMFIF to discuss central bank digital currency research as a necessary step for innovation in payments. We will discuss different models for the technical design and features of a CBDC, including the role of digital wallets and mobile devices. Sarmiento will also share insights from the e-Peso’s testing phase, including key lessons from the bank’s token-based pilot for instant and offline settlement.


Adolfo Sarmiento

Head, Economic Policy & Markets

Banco Central del Uruguay

Adolfo Sarmiento

Head, Economic Policy & Markets

Banco Central del Uruguay

Adolfo Sarmiento is Head of Economic Policy and Markets, advising to the board at the Central Bank of Uruguay, he is responsible for the Monetary Policy implementation, and he’s also involved in FinTech specially in the CBDC Projects. He holds a degree in Economics of the University of the Republic of Uruguay, a Master in Applied Macroeconomics of the Catholic University of Chile and a PhD in Economics for the Catholic University of Argentina. He is also External Advisor for International Monetary Fund in CBDC.


12:00-13:00 (Uruguay)

15:00-16:00 (London)


Event Registration (Salesforce)

Join Today

Connect with our membership team

Scroll to Top