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The Digital Pound Foundation’s podcast where we discuss the prospects for implementing a digital pound and the impact of new forms of digital money more broadly.

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The Digital Pound Foundation’s podcast where we discuss the prospects for implementing a digital pound and the impact of new forms of digital money more broadly.

    Digital Currencies: Undoing the Internet's Original Sin

    Digital Currencies: Undoing the Internet's Original Sin

    In episode 5, Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and one of the originating members of the Digital Pound Foundation, speaks to Nick Philpott, COO of Zodia Markets. In this episode, Jannah and Nick discuss how digital currencies could help undo “the internet’s original sin”, explore his experiences with the Libra project and talk about how the stablecoin landscape has developed from a policy / regulatory perspective, as well as examining the top wholesale use cases for stablecoins.

    • 38 min
    Stablecoins - policy and regulatory challenges

    Stablecoins - policy and regulatory challenges

    In this episode, our host Jannah Patchay, policy lead and one of the originating members of the Digital Pound Foundation, interviews Teana Baker-Taylor, Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Strategy, UK/EU at Circle, on stablecoins and the policy and regulatory challenges they present, as well as how they relate to Central Bank Digital Currencies. How should new forms of digital money be regulated and what are different jurisdictions doing to address issues surrounding market conduct. And last but not least what are the prospects for a digital Pound, perhaps in the form of a privately-issued stablecoin?

    • 35 min
    Transformative Potential: Digital Money in Wholesale Markets

    Transformative Potential: Digital Money in Wholesale Markets

    In episode 3, our host Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and originating member of the Digital Pound Foundation, speaks to Olaf Ransome, founder of 3C Advisory and also known as The Banker’s Plumber. In this interview, we turn our attention to the applications of new forms of digital money in wholesale markets. As we'll see, the potential of digital currencies to improve settlement times has massive implications for liquidity and funding across the financial system. 

    In the digital asset space there are new exchanges or execution venues and new custody solutions. Settlement processes also need a means of payment. The line to date is that if the assets are on-chain then we need that means of payment to be on-chain. What are the requirements for something to be a widely accepted means of payment and settlement? And does it have to be central-bank issued or backed by reserves held at a central bank?

    • 38 min
    Regulated Liabilities and the Future of Digital Money

    Regulated Liabilities and the Future of Digital Money

    In this episode, host Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and one of the originating members of the Digital Pound Foundation speaks to Tony McLaughlin, Managing Director of Emerging Payments and Business Development at Citi. 

    Jannah and Tony have a wide-ranging discussion on what would make a digital Pound a foundation for innovation and what attributes it should have. How do concepts like fungibility and interoperability support an ecosystem of digital Pounds? Regulated liabilities – what are they? What are different types of money? As well as Tony’s thoughts on stablecoins and the latest industry developments around them.




    SHOW NOTES


    SHORT SUMMARY
    Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and an Originating Member of the Digital Pound Foundation, speaks with Tony McLaughlin, Managing Director of Emerging Payments and Business Development at Citi, about the nature of digital currencies and their legal and technological attributes.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    ▶ What are different types of #money?
    ▶ How do #digitalcurrencies add to the mix?
    ▶ How do concepts like #fungibility and #interoperability support an ecosystem of digital Pounds?
    ▶ And regulated liabilities – what are they, and why do they matter? 


    TO GO FURTHER
    Visit https://digitalpoundfoundation.com/



    TIMESTAMPS
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:00:25] Tony's background and current role
    [00:02:03] What does it mean to have a digital Pound?
    [00:05:01] Is blockchain necessary for a successful digital Pound?
    [00:08:57] Thoughts on stablecoins?
    [00:17:03] What would make a digital Pound a foundation for innovation? What attributes should it have?
    [00:20:13] What can we do with a digital Pound that we can’t do today?
    [00:22:01] Programmability – how does this fit in?
    [00:27:19] Regulated liabilities – what are they? What are different types of money?
    [00:33:54] Regulated liabilities network and the digital money of the future
    [00:37:02] Legal Instruments - in depth
    [00:40:40] Conclusion


    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    The Poundcast is the podcast of the Digital Pound Foundation, an independent member-led forum supporting the implementation of a well-designed digital Pound, and the development of a diverse and effective ecosystem for new forms of digital money in the UK.

    • 42 min
    Digital Currencies and the Future of Money

    Digital Currencies and the Future of Money

    In episode 1, podcast host Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and one of the originating members of the Digital Pound Foundation is in conversation with Lee McNabb, Payments Strategy Lead at NatWest. 

    In this introductory episode, Jannah and Lee discuss some of the key questions often asked about digital currency such as: what is a digital currency?  How does it differ from the money we have today? And what's the difference between digital currency and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? What can we do with digital currencies that we can't do today And what impact might digital currencies have on our financial system more broadly?





    SHOW NOTES


    SHORT SUMMARY
    Jannah Patchay, Policy Lead and one of the Originating Members of the Digital Pound Foundation is in conversation with Lee McNabb, Payments Strategy Lead at NatWest. In this introductory episode, Jannah and Lee discuss some of the key topics about digital currencies.


    🎧Link to the podcast: https://digitalpoundfoundation.com/poundcast-episode-1-digital-currencies-and-the-future-of-money-with-lee-mcnabb-of-natwest/



    HIGHLIGHTS


    ▶ What is digital currency? How does it differ from the money we have today? And what's the difference between #digitalcurrency and #cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?

    ▶ What's the difference between public and private forms of digital currency? What can we do with digital currencies that we can't do today?

    ▶ What impact might digital currencies have on our financial system? What impact might they have on businesses and consumers?

    ▶ Why might a country want to have a #CBDC?

    ▶ What sorts of things might banks be thinking about, when it comes to the emergence of digital currencies?



    TO GO FURTHER
    Visit https://digitalpoundfoundation.com/



    TIMESTAMPS
    [00:00:00] Intro
    [00:01:29] Introducing Lee McNabb - Natwest
    [00:03:17] How do we differentiate between digital currency and other types of money? 
    [00:06:51] Why should we want digital currencies? 
    [00:11:56] Learnings from central banks about digital currencies
    [00:20:28] Potential Impact of digital currencies on the financial ecosystem
    [00:27:19] The UK regulatory perspective
    [00:31:03] How are digital currencies going to impact our lives?
    [00:33:55] Conclusion

    • 34 min

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