Past sibos: Sydney 2018

National digital currencies: Will they cash in?

23 October 2018
14:00 to 15:00
Main conference Conference L3 Conference Room 2
Global Liquidity & Cash Management
Vice President, IBM Blockchain and Digital Currencies
Assistant Governor
Reserve Bank of Australia
Asia Financial Correspondent
Financial Times
Head of Cash Management Solutions

A number of countries are assessing the issuance of a national digital currency. Amongst others, the drivers for this transformation include reducing the cost of handling physical cash and also getting rid of the black economy. How far has the thinking matured? What does it take to make the leap ? How does such a new payment method co-exist or compete with other electronic payment instruments , and in particular instant payments ? During this session the panellists will attempt to answer some of these questions and discuss where the industry is heading towards in this space.