The first phase of Project Hamilton – the collaborative central bank digital currency exploration project between the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Digital Currency Initiative – has come to a close. This phase studied the different CBDC models and their technical features, challenges and the opportunities they create. Jim Cunha, executive vice president of secure payments and fintech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, outlines their technology-agnostic approach and demonstrates new learnings on the potential design of a CBDC.

Jim Cunha, Executive Vice President of Secure Payments and Fintech, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Questions asked by:
Andy Turner, CBDC Specialist, FIS Global
Simon Chantry, CIO, BITT
Pietro Grassano, Business Solutions Director Europe, Algorand
Dr Seidemann, CEO, Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH

Moderated by Patricia Haas-Cleveland, US President, OMFIF

Recorded on 17/02/2022

This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute. The OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute is a high-level forum which convenes key policy-makers, technology experts, investors and regulators to explore the challenges, opportunities and implications of digital finance in the 2020s. See more information on OMFIF’s DMI here. Please contact directly for membership details or register your interest below and we’ll be in touch.

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