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Four Countries to Conduct Cross Border CBDC Payment Trials


"Led by the Innovation Hub's Singapore Centre, Project Dunbar aims to develop prototype shared platforms for cross-border transactions using multiple CBDCs. These multi-CBDC platforms will allow financial institutions to transact directly with each other in the digital currencies issued by participating central banks."

By rolling out the trial, the central banks intend to enable financial institutions to cut the time and cost of transactions and eliminate the need for intermediaries. 

CBDCs represent the digital form of a nation's fiat money. They are controlled directly by the country's central bank and are backed by national credit and government power. 

To stabilise the control over the supply and demand of currency for the seemingly inevitable cashless society in the future, countries are now launching experiments to test the workings of CBDC.

Enhancing the G20 roadmap for cross-border payments