The Digital Dollar Project is pleased to announce the inclusion of a Fintech Hub at its upcoming global convening, “Exploring central bank digital currency: Evaluating challenges & developing international standards,” co-hosted with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. The convening will explore the complexities around digital currency, focusing on key technology and policy considerations, outlining areas for future public-private cooperation, and identifying potential pathways to standards that embed key privacy protections, democratic values, and interoperability.
“It’s clear that the global economy in the twenty-first century will encompass a spectrum of both sovereign and non-sovereign digital currencies,” commented J. Christopher Giancarlo, Executive Chairman of the Digital Dollar Project. “This conference provides a unique opportunity to encourage the U.S. to assert principled leadership in CBDC experimentation at home and digital currency standard setting abroad that is consistent with U.S. norms, values, and the rule of law.”
The Fintech Hub enables attendees to gain hands-on experience with the technical infrastructure driving the modernization of money and will showcase 15 prominent companies, including Baton Systems, Digital Asset, EMTECH, Guidehouse, H-Bar, Hyperledger, Innovate Finance, Kaleido, MITRE, Notoros, Ripple, Stellar Development Foundation, TRM Labs, ZKProof, and others. Representing solutions and use cases across the digital asset ecosystem, these companies will demonstrate how their products are today solving for critical, global areas of interest, including privacy, cybersecurity, financial inclusion, cross-border transferability, scalability, and identity.
“The Digital Dollar Project serves as a neutral non-profit forum for private sector actors and thought leaders to explore potential technical designs for a tokenized digital dollar. The Fintech Hub is an extension of that work, enhancing a greater understanding of the risks and benefits of CBDCs both domestically and internationally,” commented Jennifer Lassiter, Executive Director of the Digital Dollar Project.
The Fintech Hub is an educational model supported by the Digital Dollar Project Participant Community. This community is dedicated to elevating private sector-led initiatives, promoting education around technology, and facilitating connections among key stakeholders to experiment with real-world use cases, thereby fostering improved data-driven decision-making.