About the series

The introduction of CBDCs is getting closer, with over 60 central banks looking to introduce digital currencies in the near future.

However, there are still many outstanding questions concerning topics such as financial stability, fee income, deposit outlays, disintermediation and, monetary policy. Covering the latest CBDC-related news, events and input from the brightest minds in the industry, FNA’s new 60-minute webinar series, The CBDC Broadcast aims to provide a clear and concise overview of the latest developments in the world of CBDCs.

Each CBDC Broadcast session takes place under Chatham House rules.


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The CBDC Broadcast will return on Thursday 14th of July as we look at CBDC Motivations and Challenges- A Perspective from Asia-Pacific. If you’re interested in subscribing to the series, sign up below.


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14.00 – 14.10: Intro: Our host Will Towning will cover the latest news and key developments.

14:10 – 14:50: Guest speakers: Masaki Bessho (Bank of Japan) and Dr Steven Hu (Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore)

14:50 – 15.00: Q&A: Our host and speakers will answer questions from participants.

Missed our previous sessions? Watch the series on-demand


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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