Gaining momentum, options for access to and interoperability of CBDCs worldwide

Wednesday, 5th October 2022 


Today, 90 per cent of central banks are exploring Central bank digital currencies, with over half already developing digital currencies or conducting experiments.

In Session #10 of FNA’s 60-minute webinar series, The CBDC Broadcast, guests Anneke Kosse and Ilaria Mattei from the Bank for International Settlements joined FNA to discuss the recent report ‘Gaining Moment – Results of the 2021 BIS Survey on Central Bank Digital Currencies and the report “Options for access to and interoperability of CBDCs for cross-border payments.”

The session covered:

  • The current state of CBDCs
  • Emerging trends surrounding bank engagement, motivations and intentions
  • The critical questions to address when developing a CBDC
  • Common interoperability models and the likelihood they are to succeed
  • Wholesale CBDCs and cross-border payments
  • The cross-border frictions CBDCs could address
  • The importance of international cooperation to the success of a CBDC


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Key resources and links: 

Session 10 Slides access here > 

Factoring an international dimension into CBDC design: BIS slides from the broadcast access here > 

Gaining momentum – Results of the 2021 BIS survey on central bank digital currencies read more > 

Options for access to and interoperability of CBDCs for cross-border payments read more > 

Chapter 3 of the latest BIS Annual report on the future of the monetary system: III. The future monetary system read more> 

A few papers on other ways to enhance cross-border payments: Can multilateral platforms improve cross-border payments read more >  

Harmonisation of ISO 20022: partnering with industry for faster, cheaper, and more transparent cross-border payments read more > 

Liquidity bridges across central banks for cross-border payments read more > 

Facilitating increased adoption of payments versus payment

The recently issued CPMI-IOSCO guidance for stablecoin arrangements: Application of the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures toi stablecoin arrangements read more > 


Session #10 Guests



Anneke Kosse 

Senior Economist, Bank for International Settlements



Ilaria Mattei 

Financial Market Analyst, Bank for International Settlements




Missed our previous sessions? Watch the series on-demand


5th October 2022

Gaining Momentum: Options for access to and interoperability of CBDCs worldwide

With: Anneke Kosse & Illaria Mattei

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29th September 2022

What CBDC features will drive consumers’ and merchants’ adoption?

With: John Velissarios & Raoul Herborg

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10th August 2022

Aligning Technology and Policy: The Oliver Wyman Forum and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Report

With: Larissa de Lima & Erica Salinas

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20th July 2022

CBDC Motivations and Challenges – A Perspective from Asia-Pacific

With: Masaki Bessho & Dr Steven Hu

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30th June 2022

Central Banks and Private Money: The Past, Present and Future

With: John Kiff & Harish Natarajan

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18th May 2022

CBDC Motivations and Challenges – A Perspective from Latin America

With: Ludmilla Butueau Allien & Dr Adolfo Sarmiento

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28th April 2022

CBDC Motivations and Challenges- A Perspective from the UK & Canada

With: Dr Francisco Rivadeneyra & Mehregan Ameri

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16th March 2022

HSBC & IBM’s Joint CBDC Project

With: Mark Williamson & Soren Mortensen

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15th February 2022

Critical policy issues & Lessons Learned from UK and China

With: Jean-Michel Godeffroy & Keith Bear

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11th January 2022

Quantifying the Impact of CBDCs

With: Dr Kimmo Soramäki & Dr Carlos León

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