Introduction to Central Bank Digital Currencies

Course Difficulty

Foundation

Course Duration

45 mins

Learning Outcomes

Topics & Skills

About this Course

CBDCs have recently become amongst the hottest topics in tech and payments. In this course, you will be introduced to the concept of CBDCs. You will get a grasp of the different principles and aspects of CBDCs and take a closer look at their technical architecture.

Programme Curriculum

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the concept of Central Bank Money and learn what it is used for.
In this chapter, we will be defining CBDCs, exploring the concept of “programmable money”, the different types of CBDCs and how CBDCs utilise blockchain technology.
In this chapter, you will get a better understanding of the different utilities for CBDCs and how it can become a powerful monetary policy tool.
In this chapter, you will be introduced to the concept of Central Bank Money and learn what it is used for.

About the expert

DR. Oriol Caudevilla

FinTech Advisor, Management & Strategy Consultant and Researcher, Global Impact FinTech
Oriol works as a Management Consultant at AirHelp, Advisor for ixFintech (a Hong Kong-based FinTech company), Strategic Advisor at ETFCool (a Hong Kong-based WealthTech company), Strategic Advisor at Alpha Bright Asset Management (Hong Kong), Strategic Advisor at ScallopX, Scientific Advisor at the Israeli Blockchain Association, Mentor at R3 (Singapore), Mentor at Cyberport (Hong Kong), FinTech Mentor at F10 Incubator & Accelerator (Singapore), Blockchain Mentor at Tribe (Singapore) and also FinTech Mentor at Rise by Barclays (London and Mumbai).

Course Curriculum

1. 

In this chapter, you will be introduced to the concept of Central Bank Money and learn what it is used for.

2. 

In this chapter, we will be defining CBDCs, exploring the concept of “programmable money”, the different types of CBDCs and how CBDCs utilise blockchain technology.

3. 

In this chapter, you will get a better understanding of the different utilities for CBDCs and how it can become a powerful monetary policy tool.

4. 

In this chapter, you will understand the similarities and differences between CBCDs and cryptocurrencies.

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