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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.

    Exploring the Future of Digital Currency in Africa

    Exploring the Future of Digital Currency in Africa

    In Episode 14 of the Poundcast, we delve into the dynamic world of African digital currency with Adedeji Owonibi, Founder and CEO at Convexity. Adedeji shares his expertise on the developments in the Nigerian CBDC and stablecoin space, shedding light on initiatives like the eNaira and the African Stablecoin Consortium. He discusses the vision behind the cNGN stablecoin and its potential benefits for the Nigerian economy, fintech ecosystem, and digital strategy implementation. Adedeji also offers insights into the challenges and opportunities surrounding the adoption of CBDCs, highlighting the innovative solutions being built on top of these platforms. From regulatory discussions to technological innovations, this conversation provides valuable insights into the future of digital currency in Africa.

    • 31 min
    Stablecoins, Tokenized Deposits and the Future of Private Money

    Stablecoins, Tokenized Deposits and the Future of Private Money

    In Episode 13 of the Poundcast, we speak to Elise Soucie, Director of Policy and Regulation at Global Digital Finance (GDF). We discuss how the landscape of new forms of digital money is evolving and take a deeper dive into stablecoins - asking what is a stablecoin, who might want to issue one and why? What is the difference between tokenized deposits and stablecoins and what’s the potential for innovation? How do recent regulatory proposals in the UK impact the potential for innovation? And lastly - but perhaps most importantly of all - how can regulation be optimised for genuine innovation around stablecoins to make the UK really attractive as a destination?

    • 34 min
    Stablecoins and the future of finance

    Stablecoins and the future of finance

    In this episode of Poundcast, host Jannah Patchay is joined by Ramy Soliman, Policy Lead and Co-Founder of Stablecoin Standard and President at GMO Trust - a New York regulated stablecoin issuer, as he discusses his journey into the world of stablecoins and his interest in the space. Ramy shares his experience working in the foreign exchange and prime brokerage industry before being drawn to the transformative potential of stablecoins

    • 36 min
    Exploring the Potential of Digital Assets in Wholesale Markets

    Exploring the Potential of Digital Assets in Wholesale Markets

    In this episode of Poundcast, Jannah Patchay speaks with Duncan Trenholme, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Digital Assets at TP ICAP. They discuss why TP ICAP became interested in digital assets for wholesale markets and the potential barriers to mass adoption. Duncan shares insights on settlement, wholesale central bank digital currencies, and the transformative power of blockchain and distributed ledger technology in financial markets.

    • 33 min
    Innovating Britain: The Future of Fintech and Digital Currencies

    Innovating Britain: The Future of Fintech and Digital Currencies

    Please note this episode was recorded before the Electronic Trade Document bill gained its royal assent. 

    In episode 10, Poundcast’s host Jannah Patchay is having a conversation with Lord Chris Holmes of Richmond MBE regarding the UK's leading role in the areas of innovation, fintech, and the emerging digital economy. They discuss recent changes in UK legislation that impact the industry, as well as the most significant use cases for digital currencies. Together they explore ways to address public concerns and ensure that the rollout of CBDC involves the widest possible public discourse and engagement.

    • 30 min
    The Nature of Money - The Role of Currency in the Digital Era

    The Nature of Money - The Role of Currency in the Digital Era

    In episode 9, our host Jannah Patchay speaks to Kene Ezeji-Okoye, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Millicent Labs. In this episode, Jannah and Kene discuss the rise of digital currencies in the context of digital fiat, how central banks reacted to the advent of stablecoins and in particular the potential threat posed by Facebook's Libra / Diem project, how commercial bank money functions today, and what citizens gain from the advancement of CBDCs not only here in the United Kingdom, but on a global scale.

    • 29 min

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