Retail CBDCs: Policy implications and rollout strategies

Central banks around the world have intensified their research and experimentation in central bank digital currency. Given financial stability and disintermediation concerns, consumer-ready CBDCs have captured global attention with much of the discussion focusing on public-private partnerships. This panel will explore the policy implications of a new form of programmable money for central banks and the role of banks and fintechs in the implementation of CBDCs.


  • Hanna Armelius, Senior Adviser, Payments Department Analysis and Policy Division, Sveriges Riksbank
  • Neha Narula, Director, Digital Currency Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jose Fernandez da Ponte, ‎Vice President, General Manager Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies, ‎PayPal
  • Atul Bhuchar, Executive Director & Group Payments Head, GTS, DBS

This conversation was part of the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute Symposium 2021. Catch up on demand here.

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